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RSS Earthsky.org > Astronomy Essentials

  • Perseid outburst expected in 2016 July 25, 2016
    Outburst - perhaps 200 meteors an hour - predicted for 2016 Perseid meteor shower. Peak night August 11-12, but watch on the nights leading up to the peak, too.
    Bruce McClure
  • Watch for Delta Aquarid meteors July 25, 2016
    Delta Aquarid shower officially began mid-July. Nominal peak July 28 or 29. The shower is long and rambling. If you watch the Perseids in August, you'll see Delta Aquarids then, too.
    Bruce McClure
  • Moon shadow in 2017 eclipse July 23, 2016
    Fly along with Earth's shadow in a video depicting the path of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun, first eclipse over the continental U.S. since 1979.
    Deborah Byrd
  • Watch Mercury and Venus set July 17, 2016
    What are the odds? Peter Lowenstein caught Venus and Mercury on the evening of their conjunction - July 16, 2016 - setting through a thin break in the clouds.
    Peter Lowenstein
  • How far is a light-year? July 11, 2016
    How can we comprehend the distances to the stars? This post brings the scale of light-years down to the scale of miles and kilometers.
    Bruce McClure
  • See it! Young moon near Jupiter July 10, 2016
    The waxing crescent moon swept near Jupiter this weekend as seen from all parts of Earth. Photos from EarthSky friends, here ...
    Deborah Byrd

RSS Sky & Telescope > This Week’s Sky

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 22 – 30 July 22, 2016
    Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, July 22 – 30 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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