Four comets in one night

Desert Gypsy's picture, 11/5/13, Deborah Byrd

View larger. | Zlatan Merakov, who is a friend on EarthSky Facebook,  captured these images of four comets visible now in Earth's night sky.  Thank you, Zlatan!

The thing is, on every day of every week of every month of every year since the formation of the solar system, all those billions of years ago, there have been comets drifting around and passing Earth. They are always there, ALWAYS there, out in space. They’re as natural a part of our world as the planets, clouds and kittens. Astronomers who observe the sky don’t get excited about comets because there are so many of the damned things! It’s like a birdspotter getting excited about blackbirds, or thrushes.

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Cobra Interview Synopsis with Alexandra Meadors

Desert Gypsy's picture - 11/3/13, Therese Zumi Sumner

KingCobra1 e1341438837838 Cobra Interview Synopsis with Alexandra Meadors


Cobra Interview from October 29th now available. The Following are some of the areas discussed; Regarding the factions within the Cabal – if we look at the world scene {not countries} it is now the USA and Israel against the rest of the world. The Cabal are simply very crazy people {beings} – no more – no less and you have to tread carefully with them. Some examples of their madness are;

Fireball explodes over Sarajevo at 30km above the ground

Desert Gypsy's picture - 11/02/13

Bolide entering the atmosphere photographed from SarajevoMultiple explosions were registered last night at 00:36:59 as bolide penetrated the atmosphere. Its fragments could have hit the ground.

This is the brightest meteorite event every since the Meteorite Network commenced with its experimental activities in tracking the sky activity.

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Eyes on the Sky: Nov 4 thru Nov 10: Comet ISON

Desert Gypsy's picture - 11/4/13

Published on Nov 3, 2013 Check out a one-day-old Moon, along with some easy-to-spot yet dramatic looking craters later in the week, and then learn how to spot Comet ISON, Comet Encke and Comet Lovejoy... yes, that's right, THREE comets! See what's up in the night sky every week with "Eyes on the Sky" videos, astronomy made easy.

South Taurid meteors fly in dark skies in early November

Desert Gypsy's picture - 11/4/13

South Taurid meteors fly in dark skies in early November. Read more

Feature chart above: If you trace the South Taurid meteors backward, they all appear to radiate from the constellation Taurus the Bull. But you don’t have to identify Taurus to watch the South Taurid shower.

Look for the thin waxing crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus in your southwestern sky shortly after sunset.

Look for the thin waxing crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus in your southwestern sky shortly after sunset.

How to watch the November 3 total solar eclipse online (video)

Desert Gypsy's picture - 11/2/2013, Deborah Byrd

Composite total solar eclipse Aug. 1999 by Fred Espenak.

There will be a hybrid solar eclipse – part annular, part total, part partial – on Sunday November 3, 2013. To see the annular or total eclipse, you’ll need to be standing within a narrow pathway on Earth’s surface, and, in fact, the best place to be is Africa. But what about those of us who will be clouded out, or who are not in the right place to view the eclipse? No worries … you can watch online via Slooh from Kenya, Gabon, and the Canary Islands.

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Get ready! Hybrid solar eclipse on November 3

Desert Gypsy's picture - 10/29/13, Deborah Byrd

Partial solar eclipse from Austin, Texas

Photo of partial solar eclipse as seen near sunset on May 20, 2012, from Austin, Texas. This time around, eastern North America will see a partial solar eclipse just after sunrise on November 3, 2013. Image credit: mrlaugh’s photostream

There is a special kind of solar eclipse coming up on Sunday, November 3, 2013. It’s a hybrid solar eclipse. That is, the eclipse appears fleetingly as an annular – or ring eclipse – at its start and becomes a brief total eclipse later on. But much of the world sees a partial eclipse. The eclipse will be visible from far-eastern North America, the Caribbean, northern South America, southern Greenland, the Atlantic Ocean, southern Europe, Africa, Madagascar and the Middle East. Keep in mind that you’ll absolutely need proper eye protection to watch this or any solar eclipse. Please use caution to prevent blindness or severe eye injury!

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Eyes on the Sky: Oct 28 thru Nov 3

Desert Gypsy's picture - 10/28/13

Published on Oct 27, 2013 Cepheus is a large, somewhat dim constellation, but harbors some fascinating stars within it. Check out Alderamin, Mu Cephei, Delta Cephei and Xi Cephei this week - all different, and all with interesting traits that make this constellation worth seeking out as it passes the meridian during the evening hours over the next month or so. See what's up in the night sky every week with "Eyes on the Sky" videos, astronomy made easy.


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