Strong Cold Front has cleared the air for evening Moon gazing. The Moon will be almost full for Ghosts and Goblins Halloween night. The Full Moon is Monday, 1:14 PM CST.
Tonight: The star Spica is 6° to the lower right of Venus. Look low in the ESE 45 minutes before sunrise. Next week, Venus will pass Spica. The Moon can guide you to Great Square of Pegasus. Mars is closely west of the Beehive star cluster. Look for Mars in the high in the sky at dawn. Mars is now rising around midnight. The red planet is currently 110 million miles from Earth. Be on the lookout this evening for Martians, knocking on doors, looking for candy.
News from Cyberspace: There is a A Single Sunspot on the Sun-"2009 Total" is the total number of days and the percentage of days in 2009 that the sun has been blank. The 100-year record for a full year is 311 spotless days (85%) in 1913.
Arex I-X Launches Successfully
Supernova 2009js… Another One Bites The Dust! Far away in the constellation of Aries, in a 14th magnitude barred spiral galaxy designated as NGC 918… a star exploded with enough candlepower to briefly outshine its home.
Telescopes Open Up the Jewel Box-Nothing in my jewelry box compares to the Kappa Crucis Cluster, also known as NGC 4755 or simply the “Jewel Box.” This object is just bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye,
Weekly Space Hangout – Oct 18, 2017: Weekly News Roundup
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