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The Northern Cross For Christmas

Read when and where to see this bright asterism that lies within the Milky Way galaxy.

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A “Gem” Of A Meteor Display: The Geminids Are Coming This Month!

If you love shooting stars, then get ready! This celestial fireworks display peaks on December 13th and 14th, will be one of the year’s best! Find out more.

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On December 8th, The Sun Goes To Bed Early

If the winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, why does the earliest sunset occur two weeks prior? Find out!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide To December 2015

There are a lot of exciting things going in the sky throughout the month of December, including a full Moon on Christmas, and two meteor showers! Learn more!

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Not All Sunrises are Created Equal

Why does the Sun rise at different times in different places? Find out!

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Will We Really Be Plunged Into 15 Straight Days of Darkness?

Astronomer Joe Rao exposes some of the most common hoaxes circulating the internet, especially one that’s slated to strike this weekend!

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Pegasus Points The Way To A Famous Galaxy

This month, let the flying horse lead you to the Great Andromeda Galaxy!

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Get Ready For the Taurid Meteor Showers!

During the month of November we will be treated to 3 meteor showers, including the northern and southern Taurids. Learn more about them here!

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