Thanks To New Moon, 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower Should Be IdealA new moon (i.e. no moonlight) will occur on August 11th, the first night of the peak of the meteor shower, making 2018 a great year to watch!
Cosmic Dawn: Astronomer Get A Glimpse Of When First Stars FormedFor the first time, astronomers have glimpsed the dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were just beginning to glow after the Big Bang. And if that's not enough, they may have detected mysterious dark matter at work, too.
Top Astronomer: Animals Could Get Confused During Total Solar EclipseDue to scientific advances and education, total lunar eclipses no longer baffles humankind. However, certain animals could get confused during next week’s solar eclipse, according to a top astronomer.
Attention Astronomy Lovers: Jupiter & Venus To 'Conjoin' This WeekendAstronomy lovers -- and just anybody somewhat interested in the cosmos -- will have the opportunity this weekend to catch a sight in the night sky that hasn't happened for over 2,000 years.
Sky Gazers Rejoice In Partial EclipseA partial solar eclipse has a whole lot of folks excited. "I think that we're going to get some really great views of the sun," said Dave Falkner of the Minnesota Astronomical Society. "There's a huge sun spot group to go along with the eclipse, and it's just really exciting."
Partial Solar Eclipse Visible In Minnesota ThursdayA 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.
What’s The ‘Supermoon?’ A Meteorologist ExplainsIf 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: The Moon & JupiterMike 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.
A Celestial Hugging For ChristmasTonight 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.
Conjunction Between Full Moon And JupiterTonight 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.
Leonid Meteor ShowerThe 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.
Jupiter-Moon ConjunctionThere 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.
International Space Station SightingYou 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.
Conjunction Between Moon And Jupiter
A Close Celestial EncounterOver 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.