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  • Time-Lapse: Lose Yourself in the Night Sky (Our Daily Walk)

    07/23/2020 5:05:15 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 1 replies
    Goldpaint Photography captures the breathtaking Milky Way through these time-lapses taken around the western United States. The stunning short is a good reminder to look up at the sky tonight. Goldpaint Photogra
  • Starstruck: The Marveling of Job as He Looked to the Night Sky

    09/29/2016 7:12:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-28-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Starstruck: The Marveling of Job as He Looked to the Night Sky Msgr. Charles Pope • September 28, 2016 • The first reading for today (Wednesday of the 27th Week) says,The LORD alone stretches out the heavens. He made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south; He does great things past finding out, marvelous things beyond reckoning (Job 9:8-10).Due to the light pollution common in our cities today, we urbanites really don’t have any idea what we’re missing when it comes to the night sky. Up until about a hundred years ago, the night...
  • Night Sky Query

    01/30/2011 12:40:30 PM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 46 replies
    Another stinkin vanity from Cletus | Star Date 2799.33 | Duh...
    Okay, you FR sky watchers, what is the very bright planet I see each morning as I make my way into the city of Chicago? It is in the SE sky. Just asking and yes, I've checked Uranus...
  • Get Out: Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight

    10/20/2009 2:49:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 834+ views
    Space.com ^ | October 20, 2009
    Get Out: Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight SPACE.com Robert Roy Britt editorial Director Tue Oct 20. The Orionid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show tonight into the predawn hours Wednesday, weather permitting. This annual meteor shower is created when Earth passes through trails of comet debris left in space long ago by Halley's Comet. The "shooting stars" develop when bits typically no larger than a pea , and mostly sand-grain-sized, vaporize in Earth's upper atmosphere. "Flakes of comet dust hitting the atmosphere should give us dozens of meteors per hour," said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid...
  • METEOR UPDATE:......

    08/06/2009 1:05:39 PM PDT · by TaraP · 46 replies · 1,782+ views
    Spaceweather ^ | August 6th,2009
    METEOR UPDATE: Perseid meteors are now hitting Earth's upper atmosphere with a speed of 58 to 60 km/s, about 130,000 mph. That's the result of triangulation by a dual-station meteor monitoring system operated by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. Last night the system detected five fireballs that provided the data for this speed estimate... EARLY PERSEIDS: The Perseid meteor shower is slowly intensifying as Earth plunges deeper in Comet Swift-Tuttle's debris stream. On August 4th, amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft caught an early arrival using an all-sky camera at his observatory near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Click on the image to play...
  • 'Fab Five' Make Rare Appearance in Night Sky

    03/19/2004 10:57:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 230+ views
    JPL NASA ^ | 3/19/04 | JPL
    This illustration shows where the five naked-eye planets and the Moon will lie in the sky just after sunset on March 22. The view is looking toward the western horizon. Saturn will be visible almost directly overhead. Jupiter, not pictured here, follows the line of the planets but is almost to the eastern horizon. Both maps on this page were made for a latitude of 34 degrees north, where Los Angeles resides, but the planets will similarly appear in a line across the sky from all locations. Image courtesy: NASA/JPL.   'Fab Five' Make Rare Appearance in Night Sky...