A number of astronomy buffs are preparing for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse, which will be the final one of the year. The moon will move in front of the sun from about 4:30 until 6 p.m. Thursday.
Are you totally excited for the total lunar eclipse early Wednesday morning?! The eclipse will be viewable across North America. And with clear skies to prevail over Minnesota and Wisconsin, all will behold the astronomical awesome-ness!
If the moon looks a little bigger and brighter to you these days, you’re right. WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch explains the so-called “supermoon” phenomenon. “The ‘supermoon’ is a term that comes from astrology, not astronomy,” Lynch said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight and tomorrow night there’s going to be a nice conjunction between the new crescent moon and the bright planet Venus.
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 […]
Tonight, the near full moon will be in a celestial hugging with the bright planet Mars in the southeastern evening sky.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Over the next several nights you can use the full moon to locate Mars in the eastern evening sky. On Wednesday night, after about 8 p.m., look for a definitely reddish star-like […]
Tonight the new crescent moon will sitting just above the bright planet Venus in the southwestern early evening sky. Don’t miss it!
Over the next couple of mornings around 5 to 6 a.m. they’ll be a nice conjunction in the early morning high southwest sky between the waning gibbous moon and the planet Mars that’s about 112 million miles away.