Monthly Archives: May 2012

This is your Last Chance to see a Venus Transit!

June 5, 2012 marks the last opportunity for viewers now living, anywhere in the world, to see a transit of Venus. After this one, the next visible anywhere on the planet will be in 2117, 105 years from now. For … Continue reading

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Earth Partially Shades the Moon on June 4

Eclipses tend to come in pairs, one solar and one lunar, about two weeks apart. The much-touted “annular” eclipse on May 20 is now followed by a partial lunar eclipse on Monday, June 4. This eclipse is visible in part, … Continue reading

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Three Observable Events Coming Up!

I wanted to remind everyone that there is an annular solar eclipse this coming Sunday afternoon (May 20,2012), observable as a partial eclipse throughout all of North America except the East Coast area. An “annular” eclipse is so called because … Continue reading

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40 things you may not have known about Astronomy & Space

April 28 was National Astronomy Day, and May 4-5 is Space Day (depending on whose calendar you consult). In honor of both I submit several of my recent blogs on Earth Sky (with Special Appreciation to Dr. Victor Anderson of … Continue reading

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