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  • Solar eclipse safe viewing tips June 28, 2017
    If you're planning to watch the August 21 total solar eclipse (and we hope you are!) take a minute to watch this video on how to watch safely.
    Eleanor Imster
  • The enduring mystique of Barnard’s Star June 27, 2017
    Sometimes called Barnard's Runaway Star, it's one of the best known stars in the history of astronomy and in popular culture.
    Larry Sessions
  • How much traffic on eclipse day? June 26, 2017
    Expert analysis showing how many people - and how much traffic congestion - can be expected along the path of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse.
    EarthSky Voices
  • NASA’s plans for August 21 eclipse June 26, 2017
    Not traveling to the centerline of the eclipse? Expect NASA images via 11 spacecraft, at least 3 aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the International Space Station.
  • Saturday night’s extremely young moon June 25, 2017
    Photo and animation of an extremely young moon - only 18 hours past the new phase - setting over a hill last night, as seen from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Deborah Byrd
  • What’s the youngest moon you can see? June 25, 2017
    In 2013, an astrophotographer in France captured an amazing photo of the moon at the precise instant of new moon.
    Deborah Byrd

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  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 23 – July 1 June 23, 2017
    This is the time of year when the two brightest stars of summer, Arcturus and Vega, are equally high overhead soon after dark: Arcturus in the southwest, Vega toward the east. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 23 – July 1 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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