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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The fickle June Bootids meteor shower is only a few days away. It will peak Sunday night, but the level of activity is unknown.
AccuWeather Astronomy fans from across the country share their pictures of Monday's Full Strawberry Moon.
For the first time in nearly 50 years, the summer solstice and the full moon will occur on the same day.
Alex Brands science experiments are a wonderful way to get children interested in science. We tried several of their kits and loved them all.
Sky conditions are examined across Europe, North America, as well as the Southern Hemisphere for the predicted aurora Saturday night. More views of Thursday's fireball over Arizona.
The coronal hole that triggered one of the best Aurora displays of the year during Mother's Day weekend faces earth again. Meanwhile a massive fireball was seen in the Southwest U.S. NASA says it was the brightest fireball ever seen by its ALL Sky Fireball Network.