Astronomy blog

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    Taurid meteor shower peaks soon

    November 09, 2018, 6:44:23 PM EST

    The meteor shower that is all about quality and not quantity is underway and peaks soon. Check out amazing videos of fireballs this shower has already produced.

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    Beautiful crescents

    October 17, 2018, 12:34:41 PM EDT

    Check out these recent views of the moon from out AccuWeather Astronomy Facebook friends. Also, Venus does not look like you might think. A look ahead to the Orionid meteor shower

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    First fall meteor shower

    October 04, 2018, 5:00:42 PM EDT

    The Draconids kick off the fall meteor shower season. This meteor shower could surprise us with a good showing Monday night.

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    Moon dominates night sky

    September 19, 2018, 6:07:04 PM EDT

    The moon will shine brightly over the next week or so. But, you can still see bright planets; one of which will be at its brightest.

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    Jupiter's blue spot, looking for Neptune

    September 06, 2018, 6:43:38 PM EDT

    The powerful magnetic field of Jupiter has puzzled scientists for decades. Now it's even more complicated! Neptune reaches opposition. It's a good week for stargazing with the new moon approaching.

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    Labor Day weekend astronomy guide

    August 30, 2018, 6:32:20 PM EDT

    Four major planets will be visible right after the sun goes down this weekend! Also, a new target for backyard telescopes shows up after midnight.

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    Star Adventurer Mini (SAM)

    August 29, 2018, 6:45:52 PM EDT

    The Star Adventurer Mini- is it “quite possibly the most compact and versatile camera tracking platform in the known universe.