First of all, this blog and the image below are courtesy of a favorite astronomy site of mine, EarthSky.org. This site is downright terrific and was the inspiration for this blog, and it has graciously allowed me to use many skymaps in previous posts as well as this one. This site is an absolutely fantastic source for all sorts of information about the field of science in general. I suggest and plead that you browse the site.
A co-worker of mine pointed out a stunning celestial arrangement to me. To see this grouping of "stars," you need to wake up very early in the morning and look east before the summer sun brightens the sky too much.
I called them "stars" above because what you are actually seeing is the two brightest planets in sky basically right on top of each other. Please see the image below.
If you are an early riser, you will be lucky to be able to see this sight. And if you aren't, set your alarm clock and take advantage of the "cool" temperatures at this time of day to see a beautiful sight!
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Earlier today, SpaceX founder, CEO and lead designer Elon Musk talked about his company’s plans to send humans to the Red Planet, and they were rather ambitious plans to say the least.
The Atummunal equinox occurs Thursday at 10:21 am. EDT (14:21 UTC). We are about to start huge temperature swings across the Globe. Also, we look at why the days and nights not quite equal on the Equinox.
A look at viewing conditions for Friday night's harvest moon, including a look at viewing an eclipse of the moon across the Eastern Hemisphere.
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded while on the launch pad on Thursday morning during a routine static fire engine test.
An annular solar eclipse will occur across southern Africa and Madagascar on Thursday, Sept. 1. Watch it live here! The next total solar eclipse will be in the United States in August of 2017.
As we turn the calendar to September, we have a plethora of rocket launches scheduled throughout the entire month, including the first launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, since 2014.