Eyes on the Sky: Dec 16 thru Dec 22

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Published on Dec 15, 2013 The constellations and stars of winter are nearly upon us as the solstice occurs on December 21st. Learn what shapes will be in the sky over the coming three months, and where to find and see them. Cassiopeia, Ursa Major, Andromeda, Orion, Taurus, Auriga, Gemini, Leo and more are all covered. Plus, the "Mini Moon" and where to locate Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, Uranus and Neptune this week. See what's up in the night sky every week with "Eyes on the Sky" videos, astronomy made easy.

Comet ISON: Bruce Gary's response to BPEarthWatch

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GFP Commentary: Bruce Gary, noted astronomer, answers claims about Comet ISON. Comet ISON is dead and harmless, he says, and we will pass through its debris field, without harm,  in January 2014.

Published on Dec 17, 2013

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Top Ten Tips for Meteor Watchers

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1. Be sure you know which days the shower will peak. The “peak” is just what it implies. It’s a point in time when Earth encounters the greatest number of particles from a particular meteor stream. You can find this date nowadays easily on the Internet. Try EarthSky’s meteor guide for 2013.

But there’s a catch.

That is, the peak of the shower comes at the same time for all of us on Earth. Meanwhile, our clocks are saying different times. So …

2. Find out the time of the shower’s peak in your time zone. The time of the peak may be given in Universal Time. That’s the time in London. During the winter months, it’s 6 hours ahead of central time in the U.S. To learn how to translate Universal Time to your time zone, try this article.

Eyes on the Sky: Dec 9 thru Dec 15

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Eyes on the Sky, 12/9/2013

Published on Dec 8, 2013 The Hyades and Pleiades are well-known open clusters to see in Taurus, but a few asterisms that are fun to find are Ally's Braid and Davis's Dog. Say what? Check out this week's look at Taurus to learn where you can find these two groupings of stars, along with an easy way to find the wide binocular double star Kappa Tauri. Plus, the Lunar X is visible on Monday for the Americas, the Geminid meteors peak on Friday into Saturday morning, and then the Moon treks right through Taurus on Sunday, occulting stars left and right as it blasts through the Bull. See what's up in the night sky every week with "Eyes on the Sky" videos, astronomy made easy.


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11/22/13, Jason A

Published on Nov 22, 2013

meteors being reported all around the world

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