astronomy

Rare Event in the Night Sky; Second New Moon in January, ‘Black Moon’ Rises Tonight, Jan. 30

Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm
Tonight marks a strange and rare event in the night sky. Tonight will be a new moon, the second new moon in January. This phenomenon is called a "black moon" and will appear as a "supermoon," much larger to the naked eye than usual and is visible during the day. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak on Saturday

Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm
Aug. 9, 2012. The most exciting astronomical show of the summer, the Perseid meteor shower, should be at its best on Saturday, Aug. 11. Find a spot in the dark with a wide-open view of the sky, bundle up against the late-night chill, lie back in a lounge chair, watch the sky and be patient. Read more...
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