Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week

By: Susie77, 01:08 AM GMT em 21 de Outubro de 2014


Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as "Solar Eclipse Day," for if
the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a
partial eclipse of the sun. 

Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada and a slice of eastern New England, will experience the partial solar eclipse this week.
People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to
Montauk Point, New York, will miss out on the...

2014 Orionid Meteor Shower

By: Susie77, 01:51 PM GMT em 18 de Outubro de 2014

Oct. 17, 2014:  Waking up before sunrise is a good
way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before
sunrise could stop you in your tracks.

Blame Halley’s Comet.  Every year in mid-to-late October, Earth
passes through a stream of dusty debris from Comet Halley, and the
pre-dawn sky can light up with a pretty display of shooting stars.


Orionid meteors fly out of a radiant near the s...

NASA Spacecraft Provides New Information About Sun’s Atmosphere

By: Susie77, 06:50 PM GMT em 16 de Outubro de 2014

NASA's IRIS Helps Explain Mysterious Heating of the Solar Atmosphere

October 16, 2014





An artist's rendition of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, mission in space. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


NASA's newest sun-watcher, the Interface Region Imaging
Spectrograph, launched in 2013 with a specific goal: track how energy
and heat coursed through a little under...

Oct. 8 Lunar Eclipse

By: Susie77, 07:01 PM GMT em 05 de Outubro de 2014

Watch Live Webcast of Second Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014

October 2, 2014 | by Lisa Winter









Photo credit:

Luc Viatour









When you look up at the full moon on October 8th, it's
going to look a bit different due to the total lunar eclipse. Rather
than brightly reflectin...

Guide to October Skies

By: Susie77, 12:17 PM GMT em 01 de Outubro de 2014


By Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in
Tonight | Astronomy Essentials | Space on Sep 30, 2014

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October 2014 guide to the five visible planets













Total eclipse of Blood Moon on night of October 7-8. Read more.

Moon and Jupiter close together before dawn on October 17. Read more.

Comet Siding Spring / Mars encounter on October 1...

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Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.

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