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The Last Total Solar Eclipse in the USA

I have seen references several times lately online, including an article in Popular Science, stating that the last total solar eclipse visible from the United States was in 1918. This is simply not true. There have been several total eclipses … Continue reading

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Superstitious about Supermoons The older I get, the more fascinated I become with the tendency of some people to stick to their cherished beliefs when confronted with overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  It’s the same for folks who insist that … Continue reading

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The 2012 Quadrantids Meteor Shower

If predictions are correct, the Quadrantid Meteor Shower will peak overnight tonight, at roughly 2 a.m. EST (11 p.m. tonight on the West Coast). To view this shower, find a dark (and safe) location with a clear view of the … Continue reading

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