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November 3rd's partial solar eclipse at sunrise

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Eastern Seaboard To See a Dramatic Partial Solar Eclipse at Sunrise on Sunday

The Sun will rise on November 3rd with a big bite missing from its lower half for viewers from Florida to Labrador.

Crescent Moon and Venus on Sept. 8th

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Dramatic Pairing of Crescent Moon and Venus on September 8th

Soon after sunset on September 8th, look in that direction to see a dramatic sight: a pretty crescent Moon paired closely with dazzling Venus, the "Evening Star."

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Excellent Prospects for August's Perseid Meteors

The Perseid meteor shower, an annual celestial event beloved by millions of skywatchers around the world, returns to the night sky this week.

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Naked-eye Nova in Delphinus

Last Wednesday a white-dwarf star erupted in the constellation Delphinus, producing the brightest nova since 2007. It's currently shining at magnitude 4.9.

Comet ISON at 14th magnitude on August 12, 2013

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Comet ISON Spotted Again, but Faintly

Comet ISON has been imaged low in the dawn at only 14th magnitude. This suggests a modest showing late this year for the supposed "comet of the century."

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Watch Three Planets Dancing in Twilight

In late May 2013, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury swirl through the tightest naked-eye planet trio the world will see until 2026. The show continues into June.

Comet PanSTARRS in March 2013

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Long Awaited, Comet PanSTARRS Now Glows in the Twilight

Here's how to spot Comet PanSTARRS low in the west after sunset when it's at its best, from about March 12th to 18th.

Jupiter-Moon pairing

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Jupiter Dances with the Moon (Press Release)

Jupiter joins the Moon for a spectacularly close pairing in the evening of January 21, 2013.

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012

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Geminid Meteor Shower Coming on December 13-14

If it’s clear late Thursday night, December 13th, 2012, keep a lookout high overhead for the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower.

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A "Blue Moon" Heralds the Harvest

On August 31st, a full Moon will rise for the second time this month (the first time was on August 1st). Many people call the second full Moon in a calendar month a "Blue Moon" — but it didn't start out that way.

Mars, Saturn, and Spica in August

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How to Spot Mars on the Eve of Curiosity's Arrival

NASA's Curiosity lander will finally land on Mars on August 6th. But how many people know that you can go out after sunset and spot Mars for yourself with your unaided eyes?

Radiant of the Perseid meteor shower

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Perseid Meteors in Their Prime

The Perseid meteors should put on the peak of their yearly display late this Saturday night and early Sunday morning (August 11-12, 2012).

Partial and annular solar eclipse

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Your Complete Go-To Guide for June's Transit of Venus

On June 5th in North and Central America, and June 6th in Asia, Australia, and most of Europe, the planet Venus will cross in front of the Sun.

Transit of Venus

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Press Release Images for the June 5-6 Transit of Venus

An assortment of photographs and illustrations for the upcoming transit of Venus across the face of the Sun.

Partial and annular solar eclipse

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Partial — and Annular — Eclipse of the Sun
to Sweep North America Sunday, May 20th

People with clear skies across most of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun late Sunday afternoon.

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Venus and Jupiter Dance at Dusk

Venus and Jupiter, have been an eye-catching duo in the western sky after sunset. Week by week they've been gradually sliding closer together, and their celestial performance is about to culminate.

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What to See With Your New Telescope:
Expert Tips from Sky & Telescope Magazine

December 29, 2011 Contact: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details at end. As the gift-giving season comes to an end, maybe now you've got a shiny new telescope to call your own. Congratulations — you're…

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Quadrantid Meteors Set to Perform on January 4th

December 30, 2011 Contact: Alan M. MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x2151, amacrobert@SkyandTelescope.com   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by publication-quality graphics; see details at end. Celestially speaking, 2012 opens with a bang. The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the best displays of "shooting stars" all year, will peak…

2004 lunar eclipse

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Watch the Dawn Eclipse of the Moon, Dec. 10, 2011

Early risers in western North America can watch the full Moon go through a total eclipse before or during dawn this Saturday morning, December 10, 2011.

Path of asteroid 2005 YU55

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Watch Mini-Asteroid 2005 YU55 Buzz Earth

Contacts: Alan MacRobert, Senior Editor 855-638-5388 x2151, macrobert@SkyandTelescope.com J. Kelly Beatty, Senior Contributing Editor 617-416-9991, jkellybeatty@comcast.net   Note to Editors/Producers: This release is accompanied by high-quality illustrations; see end of release. This animation shows the trajectory of asteroid 2005 YU55 as it cruises past Earth on the night of November…

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