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Celestial News & Events

Comet Kudo-Fujikawa Near the Sun

The comet passes through perihelion on January 29th. Although it will be impossible to observe, there's another way to follow its progress.

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Observing the Leonids

Here are some tips to help you observe the Leonid meteor shower.

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The Return of Comet Brewington

A comet discovered in 1992 will make its first predicted reappearance in late 2002.

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Eclipse Down Under

Observers in most parts of Australia and Africa are poised for December's partial eclipse of the Sun.

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The Sun Remains Active

A large sunspot group has returned to the Earth-facing side of the Sun.

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Giant Sunspot Group Still Visible

A large sunspot complex will remain visible for several more days before disappearing around the Sun's limb.

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Dawn Comet

Another new comet, even brighter than Comet Hoenig, can now be seen low in the northeastern sky around morning twilight by observers in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Comet Hoenig Heads South

This unexpectedly bright little comet (magnitude 7.5 or so) is currently heading south through Draco toward Ursa Major and Canes Venatici.

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June 2002's Transpacific Solar Eclipse

Bad weather foiled some observers, but many others enjoyed fine views of the partial eclipse of the Sun on June 10-11, 2002.

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June's Transpacific Solar Eclipse

Most of North America is in line to see the partial phase of June's annular eclipse of the Sun.

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May's Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

On May 26th skywatchers in the Pacific Rim region can watch the Moon pass through the outer fringe of Earth's shadow.

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A Bonanza of Comets

In addition to Comet Ikeya-Zhang, there are 3 faint comets currently visible to Northern Hemisphere observers.

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Comet Ikeya-Zhang Heads South

This comet remains visible in binoculars as it heads south through the spring sky.

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A Little Comet for Southern Hemisphere Observers

Early in 2002, observers living south of the equator will have their chance to see Comet LINEAR (C/2000 WM1).

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