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This Week: A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – What Is It?

This Week: A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – What Is It?

We have an “penumbral” eclipse of the full Moon scheduled for February 10th. Is it anything to get excited about? And what exactly is it? We explain.

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This Week: The Winter Circle Lassos the Moon

This Week: The Winter Circle Lassos the Moon

Don’t miss the waxing gibbous moon shining inside this interesting pattern of stars from February 5th- 7th. Learn more!

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This Week: Meet Castor – Six Stars in One

This Week: Meet Castor – Six Stars in One

Aren’t the stars of Gemini supposed to be identical twins? Turns out, there’s more there than meets the eye! Plus, find out when the Moon pairs up with 2 visible planets.

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This Week’s Sky Show: A Celestial Trio and Shooting Stars

This Week’s Sky Show: A Celestial Trio and Shooting Stars

Learn where and when to see a planetary trio and the first meteor shower of the new year!

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Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2016

Looking Up: A Stargazer’s Guide to December 2016

There are so many things to see in the sky this the month, including 2 meteor showers, another bright, full Moon, and several celestial pairings!

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Mars is on the Move!

Mars is on the Move!

You may have noticed Mars is getting dimmer. Find out why and where you can spot it paired up with the Moon this week!

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Get Ready For The Moon To Cover The Eye of the Bull

Get Ready For The Moon To Cover The Eye of the Bull

During the overnight hours of October 18-19, grab your telescope and tune into this occultation of one of the sky’s brightest stars. Find out more!

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Moonwatching: Observing Birds that Migrate at Night

Moonwatching: Observing Birds that Migrate at Night

Bird watchers and astronomers share common ground to explore the mysteries of this natural phenomenon. Learn more.

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This Week: The Moon Points The Way To 3 Visible Planets

This Week: The Moon Points The Way To 3 Visible Planets

Use the Moon this week to lead you to not one, but three planets in our evening sky.

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