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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A major geomagnetic storm will trigger another night of Auroras. Check out the latest forecast for viewing conditions and aurora strength. Plus, see the stunning images captured from the latest solar storm!
A long-duration geomagnetic storm could bring auroras over the next three nights, perhaps even longer.
The Orionids peak tonight as the Earth passes through a stream of debris left by Halley's Comet. The shower is visible across the entire globe. Check viewing conditions and tips here.
The past few days have been exciting for astronomers and stargazers with a Supermoon and a rocket launch from Wallops Island, Virginia.
For the first time since 2014, people all along the East Coast will be able to watch a rocket take to the night sky on a trip to the International Space Station.
A bright fireball was seen over Mississippi this morning. Meanwhile, we are days away from the first rocket launch from Wallops Island since a spectacular rocket explosion in 2014. The hunter's moon rises this weekend and it is also a supermoon.