Astronomy events schedule

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Cool. There are no electronics, so that is a bonus!
 
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I heard there is a partial lunar eclipse tonight. I am going to Google around now to find the details.


EDIT It's a total eclipse. . . here is the link
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmono/TLE2008Feb21/TLE2008Feb21.html [Broken]
 
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National Dark Sky Week

This years national dark sky week is March 29 to April 4.
To find out more about National Dark Sky Week, visit http://ndsw.org/
 
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Moon will occult Pleiades on April 8th, 2008. I am not sure who this will be viewable to. Anyone know?
 
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Moon will occult Pleiades on April 8th, 2008. I am not sure who this will be viewable to. Anyone know?
Have an eye out for alerts from this site, or you could run their software.
 
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Have an eye out for alerts from this site, or you could run their software.
I can't get this page to load. Also, I can't seem to see a section for US...only Europe?
 
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Looks like it won't be visible from the Eastern US. It's tough: the moon is near new and it starts right around at moonset for the eastern US. For the west, you get a couple of hours of it, but the view from Starry Night says that it won't be occulting any of the major stars - it's just a close pass.
 
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Looks like it won't be visible from the Eastern US. It's tough: the moon is near new and it starts right around at moonset for the eastern US. For the west, you get a couple of hours of it, but the view from Starry Night says that it won't be occulting any of the major stars - it's just a close pass.
Really? Damn. The article I read in Sky at Night said it was gone going to be all bad-ass. Like a nice sliver of the moon. Damn.
 
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Looks like it won't be visible from the Eastern US. It's tough: the moon is near new and it starts right around at moonset for the eastern US. For the west, you get a couple of hours of it, but the view from Starry Night says that it won't be occulting any of the major stars - it's just a close pass.
Take a look at Sault Ste. Marie and Fargo.
 
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Anything good going on that anyone knows of?
 
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I got this from a friend by email. Is there truth to it?



Two moons on August 27th what the Whole World is waiting for............. Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will Cultivate on August 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it Again.
 
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Not a word is true. This is a viral e-mail that comes around every August.
 
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I got this from a friend by email. Is there truth to it?



Two moons on August 27th what the Whole World is waiting for............. Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will Cultivate on August 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it Again.
No, it isn't any true. In fact the hoax started in August 2003 when Mars was closest to Earth in recorded history (about 56mil km). Since then, every August, the hoax emails have been sent to everywhere. This august Mars is quite far from earth though.
 
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Dont forget the Leonid meteor shower tonight!

leonidmap.jpg


also Mark your calendars for December 1, as the moon, venus and Jupiter will gather very close and it will make for a great show.

For more of the Lastest Night Sky events check out http://www.tonightssky.org" [Broken]
 
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ISS and Space Shuttle sightings: The space shuttle is docked to the ISS and they are making visible passes over North America, For local Flyby times click http://www.spaceweather.com/flybys" [Broken]

Remember more info at http://www.tonightssky.org" [Broken]
 
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Check out the view to the southwest after sundown, Venus and Jupiter are growing closer and preparing for a meeting with the moon, more later...

NOV17_08.jpg


Remember http://www.tonightssky.org" [Broken]
 
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Check out the view to the southwest after sundown, Venus and Jupiter are growing closer and preparing for a meeting with the moon, more later...
A few days ago I was stepping through Stellarium and noticed just that; Jupiter, Venus, & the crescent Moon will all be in a tight group in the South-Southwest sky. While they are nearing each other (our perspective) they will appear closest to each other on the nights of 11/30-12/1. (The moon will be rightmost on the 30th and leftmost on the 1st. Will be a pretty cool sight.

I was going to post a question regarding this and a search hit on this thread. Is there a practical way to know when this will happen again?
 
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Well stellarium is a good place to start, I dont know of any site that puts information years ahead, though I know this is the best planetary conjunction this year.
 
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You can download free planetarium software and just scroll forward in time.
 
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NOV18_08.jpg


shot from earlier this evening...

http://www.tonightssky.org" [Broken]
 
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Check out venus Jupiter and the ISS tonight! check out spaceweather.com/flybys for local flybys times.
 
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Those are some great pics tonightssky.
 
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Thank you Hookemhorn21!

Here is another of the two, this time with the International space station running along the milkyway!

NOV20_08-1.jpg
 
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Aurora Watch: People living at high latitudes should be alert for northern lights between the 25th and 26th of November, visit Tonightssky.org for updates
 

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