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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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Conjunction Between Crescent Moon & Planets

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

08/21/2012

Persceid Meteor Shower Is Underway

The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway this week and peaks out this coming Saturday night into Sunday morning, said WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch.

08/07/2012

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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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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-Moon Conjunction

Tonight and tomorrow night there’s going to be a nice conjunction between the new crescent moon and the bright planet Venus.

05/22/2012

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Partial Solar Eclipse This Sunday

Skies will clear enough for us to see the partial solar eclipse Sunday night. It begins at about 7 p.m., and while it’s not a total eclipse it’ll be really cool because the when the sun sets around 8:45 it’ll be 60 percent eclipsed.

05/18/2012

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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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