I hope you saw the moon on Valentine’s Day eve. The sky was clear, and the crescent moon was a beautiful sight in the western sky that evening.
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To the human eye, tiny Mercury, the innermost planet of the solar system, may look like Earth’s moon, but appearances can be deceiving.
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A full moon hung just right in the night sky as the fierce Southern Army encroached upon the nation's capital in the spring of 1863.
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Friendly fire felled Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson under a full moon in the thick of the northern Virginia wilderness during the Civil War. Ever since, debate has waxed and waned much like the moon over whether his fighters carelessly shot the legendary Confederate under a brightly lit night sky - or mistook him for an approaching enemy.
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A large comet hurtling through the inner solar system could make a splashy display in the western sky Tuesday evening, appearing alongside a thin crescent-moon. The comet, named PanSTARRS after the sky survey that discovered it, might be making its...
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A Fresh Start!A new Moon in inspirational Pisces on March 11 shines a spotlight on your goals and dreams, indicating that it's time to do something with them! That same day, March 11, you get all the energy you need as Mars enters fiery Aries. Much later in the week, information finally becomes available as Mercury ends its retrograde on March 17!March 11: New Moon in...
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By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/25/2013 10:31 AM EST on SPACE.com For an extra-special view of tonight's (Feb. 25) full moon, don't just look out your window — tune in to a live webcast of the sight from a telescope in the Canary Islands. From our point of view on Earth, the moon will be directly opposite the sun and fully illuminated at 3:26 p.m. EST (2026 GMT)....
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For amateur astronomers who want to get a glimpse of Saturn, today is your lucky day. The ringed planet is usually relatively difficult to spot because it lacks the tremendous brightness of Venus and Jupiter. or the red colour of Mars. From Earth, with the naked eye, Saturn is a white-yellow colour, and isn't exceptionally bright - making it pretty similar to many of the...
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By: Joe Rao Published: 04/22/2013 06:32 PM EDT on SPACE.com This month's full moon, which falls on Thursday (April 25), always reminds me of one of the first times I viewed the April full moon When I was very young boy living in New York, there was a popular television weathercaster by the name of Carol Reed. While not a meteorologist, she had an upbeat personality and...
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Comet Pan-STARRS streaks through the sky Tuesday night. Tonight, the comet will be positioned slightly below the new moon. Pan-STARRS will remain visible after sunset for about a week. If you miss seeing it, no problem it will return above Earth in 106,000 years.
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