Astronomical Diagram

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Asteroid To Just Miss Earth

Asteroid DA14 is going to pass within 18,000 miles of the Earth this coming Friday night, Feb. 15 around 7:30.

02/12/2013

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Mike Lynch: The Moon & Jupiter

Mike Lynch says the moon and Jupiter won’t be quite as close Wednesday night but will still be a nice sight. Jupiter will be a little to the upper right of the full moon.

12/26/2012

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A Celestial Hugging For Christmas

Tonight and Tuesday night the moon, the Pleiades, and the bright planet Jupiter are have a big celestial hugging. In fact, tomorrow night the moon and Jupiter will less than a degree apart, almost touching.

12/24/2012

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Conjunction Between Full Moon And Jupiter

Tonight they’ll be a lovely celestial conjunction — or what I like to call a celestial hugging — between the full moon and the bright planet Jupiter.

11/28/2012

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Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid meteor shower is peaking out this weekend. The best time to see it is tomorrow (Saturday) morning from midnight to 6 a.m. in the countryside; you may see up and over 30 meteors an hour.

11/16/2012

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Jupiter-Moon Conjunction

There will be a very tight celestial hugging between the moon and Jupiter in the eastern sky. They both rise in the eastern sky a little before 8pm and they’ll only be about a degree apart.

11/01/2012

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International Space Station Sighting

You can see the International Space Station this evening. It’ll fly over the Twin Cities from 7:18 to 7:24 p.m. basically across the northern half of the sky moving from the west to the east.

10/16/2012

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Conjunction Between Moon And Jupiter

Early Friday morning, they will be a gorgeous conjunction between the waning full moon and the bright planet Jupiter in the high southern sky. The moon will be just to the left of the moon. […]

10/04/2012

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A Close Celestial Encounter

Over the next several mornings the waning crescent moon and Venus will have a really close celestial hugging. On Wednesday morning, they’ll have their closest encounter.

09/10/2012

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The Star Spica With Mars, Saturn & The Moon

Early this evening toward the end of twilight in the low southwestern sky, the new crescent moon will be just to the left of a triangle made by the planets Mars and Saturn along with the bright star Spica.

08/22/2012

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Astronomical Conjunction Between 3 Stars

There’s a nice conjunction of three bright stars that form a triangle in the low western sky these early evenings, best seen between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Two of the stars are actually the planets […]

08/03/2012

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Take A Look At Jupiter’s Moons

There will be a lovely conjunction between Venus, Jupiter and the early crescent moon in the early morning eastern skies. Venus is 43 million miles away and Jupiter is around 520 million miles from our […]

07/13/2012

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Jupiter-Venus Conjunction

Over the next couple of weeks, there will be a nice conjunction between the bright planets Jupiter and Venus in the early morning eastern sky.

07/10/2012

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Venus Transit

Tuesday afternoon and evening (June 5), the planet Venus will cross in front of the face of the sun. Venus will appear as a dot across the face of the sun. To see it directly […]

06/05/2012

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Venus And The Moon Nuzzle Up

Early this evening, Venus and the crescent moon will be in a nice celestial hug again. Tonight the crescent moon will be just to upper left of the very bright planet Venus. The moon is […]

04/25/2012

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Venus And Taurus

This early evening, Monday, April 23 the very thin crescent moon will, be just to the left the Pleiades in the low western sky in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Early tomorrow evening, Tuesday, April […]

04/23/2012

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Conjunction With Full Moon, Saturn

This evening in the low southeastern sky they’ll be a nice conjunction between the full moon, the bright star Spica, and the planet Saturn.

04/06/2012

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Moon, Mars Conjunction

Tonight, the near full moon will be in a celestial hugging with the bright planet Mars in the southeastern evening sky.

04/03/2012

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Venus-Pleiades Conjunction

This weekend there’s a wonderful conjunction between the very bright planet Venus and the bright star cluster the Pleiades. They’re less than 2 degrees apart. Venus is by far the brightest star like object in […]

03/30/2012

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Jupiter, Venus Starting To Separate

While the bright planets Venus and Jupiter are beginning to separate, they are still lovely in the western sky and are still only separated by less than five degrees this weekend. With even a small […]

03/16/2012

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The Venus Jupiter Conjunction

Mike Lynch say that the Venus-Jupiter conjuction is fantastic this week with the bright planets only three degrees apart!

03/12/2012

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Leo The Lion

Tonight and tomorrow night the nearly full moon will pass through the constellation Leo the Lion in the evening eastern sky.

03/06/2012

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The Venus-Jupiter Show

If we ever get a break in the clouds in the early evening (which we probably won’t), catch the Venus-Jupiter show in the western sky. They’re the brightest star-like objects in the western sky and […]

03/01/2012

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Crescent Moon, Venus Conjunction

Mike Lynch says that Saturday evening in the western sky they’ll be a wonderful conjunction between the crescent moon and the bright planet Venus.

02/24/2012

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Mike Lynch On Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

Mike Lynch says the Venus-Jupiter show is getting better in the western sky after evening twilight. They’re the brightest star-like objects in the sky. Right now they’re less than 25 degrees apart, but during the […]

02/16/2012

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