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Get Outside And Look Up At Neptune

Get Outside And Look Up At Neptune

“Get Outside!”

Ever utter those words to your kids?  Or maybe even to yourself as you look longingly out the window while at work or finishing up chores?

Well this week there have been some great reasons to get outside and look up! The beginning of this week featured the Perseid meteor showers, and starting on August 14th, the planet Neptune will be the brightest and best seen during early mornings until August 28, 2014.

Neptune is hard to spot with the naked eye but you should be able to view it through binoculars or a telescope and even see its blue tint. In 2014, Neptune can be found near the constellation Aquarius.

Learn more about Neptune including how it came to be named and how many moons it really has here.

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1 morrie { 08.16.14 at 3:10 am }

Born 10/23/1952

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