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Excellent Asteroid Occultation Friday Morning, May 5, 2006

The best asteroid occultation ever predicted for the American Northeast happens before dawn on May 5, 2006.

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The April 1st Pleiades Occultation

The waxing crescent Moon made quite a spectacle crossing the Pleiades on April Fool's Day 2006.

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Views of the March 29th Solar Eclipse

A round, symmetrical corona, characteristic of solar minimum, surrounded the Sun and Moon when they were aligned at totality.

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A Grand Pleiades Occultation on April 1, 2006

Watch the dark edge of the crescent Moon blot out one star after another on the evening of April 1, 2006.

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A Surprise Comet in the Dawn

Comet Pojmanski has brightened more than expected as it enters the dawn sky for Northern Hemisphere observers. Can you spot it with binoculars?

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Near-Earth Asteroid Flyby, March 6–10

Catch the 12th- to 13th-magnitude asteroid 2000 PN9 (23187) crossing the northern sky.

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Moon Occults Spica February 17th

The waning gibbous Moon will cover 1st-magnitude Spica for parts of eastern North America on Friday night, February 17, 2006.

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Mars Receding in the Evening Sky

Blazing in the eastern sky these evenings, Mars is putting on a rare appearance not to miss.

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The Highest Full Moon Overhead

On Thursday, December 15, 2005, the full Moon will be just about at the most northerly declination it can ever attain.S&T: Rick Fienberg. When the Moon is full this Thursday, December 15th, go out around midnight and look up. I mean really up. If you live in the world's midnorthern…

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The Christmas Morning Occultation of Spica

Start the holiday a special way: by watching the waning crescent Moon cover a 1st-magnitude star.

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A Mars Record for the Ages

On August 27, 2003, at 9:51 Universal Time, the centers of Earth and Mars will be only 34,646,418 miles apart. Has Mars ever been this close before?

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The October 3rd Annular Solar Eclipse

Parts of Africa will see a "ring eclipse" of the Sun, while Europe, all of Africa, and much of South Asia get a partial eclipse.

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The October 17th Partial Lunar Eclipse

Western North America and Hawaii get a slight eclipse of the Moon on the morning of Monday, October 17th.

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Big Sunspot Group Spawns Flares, Auroras

A very active sunspot group is rotating to face Earth. Radio disruptions have already begun, and auroras may light the night skies.

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Venus and Jupiter Kiss in Twilight

This evening brings the much-awaited conjunction of the two brightest planets low in the west-southwest.

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Perseids 2005: A First Report

Despite only average rates, this year's shower brought an unusual proportion of bright meteors.

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Mars at Its All-Time Finest

Never before in human history has such a golden opportunity to observe the red planet presented itself, so make the most of it with our Mars observing guide for 2003.

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Celestial Highlights for 2005

Eclipses, conjunctions, and occultations will keep observers worldwide busy during the upcoming year. Here's a summary of what's in store.

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Three "Down Under" Occultations of Jupiter

The southwestern corner of Australia catches three occultations of Jupiter during the first three months of 2005.

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The July 17–18 Occultation of Antares

Watch the gibbous Moon cover the bright star Antares on Sunday night — if you're in the right place!