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Perseid Meteor Shower in 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower in 2017

Perseid meteor shower in 2017 will peak between August 9th and 13th. The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus and are made of space debris from comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids can be found in the north-eastern part of the

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August 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky 2 Moon near Antares (evening sky) at 9h UT. • Antares (Wikipedia) 2 Venus 2.4° S of M35 cluster (morning sky) at 15h UT. Mag. −4.0. 2 Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth) at 18h UT (distance 405,025 km; angular size 29.5′).

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 This August 21, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States for the first time in 99 years.   A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon completely covers the Sun’s disk, as seen in this 1999

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July 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky

July 2017 Sky Sky Calendar — July 2017 1 First Quarter Moon at 0:51 UT. 1 Moon near Jupiter (evening sky) at 9h UT. Mag. −2.0. 2 Moon near Spica (evening sky) at 5h UT. 3 Earth at Aphelion (farthest

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June 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky

June 2017 Sky 1 First Quarter Moon at 12:42 UT. 3 Venus 1.7° SSE of Uranus at 5h UT. Mags. −4.3 and 5.9. 3 Venus at greatest elongation west (46° from Sun, morning sky) at 12h UT. Mag −4.3. 4

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Top 10 AMAZING Facts About PLANET JUPITER

Top 10 AMAZING Facts About PLANET JUPITER

Top 10 AMAZING Facts About PLANET JUPITER Top 10 AMAZING Facts About PLANET JUPITER As we continue on our quest to get to know our galaxy better, we come to the 5th planet from the sun, Jupiter. Some of you

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May 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky

May 2017 Sky 2 Moon near Beehive cluster (evening sky) at 18h UT. • Beehive Cluster (Wikipedia) • M44: The Beehive Cluster (APOD) 3 First Quarter Moon at 2:47 UT. 4 Moon near Regulus (evening sky) at 10h UT. Occultation

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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017

Lyrid Meteor Shower Live in 2017 Lyrid Meteor Shower 2017 is active between April 16 and April 25 yearly and it tends to peak around April 22 or April 23. The Lyrids were created by the debris from a comet named Thatcher,

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April 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky

April 2017 Sky  1 Moon near Aldebaran (evening sky) at 9h UT. Occultation visible from southern Asia, Japan, and Korea. 1 Mercury at greatest elongation east (19° from Sun, evening sky) at 10h UT. Mag. 0.0. 3 First Quarter Moon

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March 2017 Sky

August 2017 Sky

March 2017 Sky 1 Moon near Venus (32° from Sun, evening sky) at 2h UT. Mag. −4.6. 1 Moon near Mars (43° from Sun) at 21h UT. Mag. 1.3. 3 Moon at perigee (closest to Earth) at 7:29 UT (369,062

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