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A Full Crescent Moon

Explore the Night with Bob King

Meet the Meager March Moon

Baptized in the fire of yesterday's total solar eclipse, a very young crescent Moon emerges into the night sky.

Venus by the Slice

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Moon Occults Venus on December 7th

After taking us to Comet Catalina's doorstep, the Moon covers Venus in a spectacular daytime occultation visible from most of North and Central America on Monday, December 7, 2015.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Moon Illusion is All in Your Head

Is perception reality? Not when it comes to the Moon illusion. See the truth with your own eyes at the rising of the next full Moon.

The Moon Unmagnified

Explore the Night with Bob King

How to See Lunar Craters with the Naked Eye

Who says you need a telescope to see craters on the Moon? Here's how to find a half-dozen with just the naked eye.

Near miss

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Moon Hides Hyades, Occults Aldebaran Friday

After a late-night ramble through the Hyades cluster, the waning gibbous Moon will cover up the bright star Aldebaran for observers across North America Friday morning.

Old rock sprinkled atop new

Explore the Night with Bob King

Blue Moon Rayed-Crater Blowout

Like "catching some rays"? This weekend's Blue Moon invites us to explore the beauty and dazzle of crater rays, the tracks left by powerful impacts in the not-so-distant past.

Moon

How to See All Six Apollo Moon Landing Sites

Walk in the astronauts' footsteps as you explore the places they visited in the heyday of Apollo program. Use these helpful maps to start you on your way.

Moon

Crazy About Concentric Craters

With the Moon riding high this week, what better time to look for its three best-known yet enigmatic "ring" craters? We welcome back the waxing Moon this week. It's a chance for many of us to put dark-sky targets on the back burner and give some love to she who lights the night.…

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Are You Game for a Dawn Conjunction?

Will you brave the cold Friday morning to witness the conjunction of Saturn and the waning Moon?

Image of red Moon during lunar eclipse April 15, 2014

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Wake Up to a Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8, 2014

Start your day with an eclipse of the full Moon! On the morning of October 8, 2014, a total lunar eclipse will be visible across most of North America.

Crescent cradles the 'old moon'

Solar System

Earthshine, the Moon's Darker Side

With a subtle beauty all its own, the earthshine we see glowing in the lunar night invites us to consider Earth's many connections to the Moon.

Moon and Saturn on July 7, 2014

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Two Moon-Planet Conjunctions Juice Up July

On July 5th, the Moon has a remarkably close brush with Mars, followed two nights later by a similar rendezvous with Saturn.

Celestial Objects to Observe

Take a Moon Walk Tonight

Explore the Moon with binoculars or a telescope.

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