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Here is Dan Lewelyn at Deerlick Astronomy Village near Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Dave Woolsteen.

Want to go stargazing?

Where to go stargazing in Georgia, plus a word about a new feature – Best Places to Stargaze, for people around the world – just launched at EarthSky.

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Cygnus spacecraft’s fiery re-entry

Scientists aboard an aircraft caught the impressive streak and final breakup of the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply ship, as it re-entered Earth’s atmosphere on June 22.

Artist's concept of a greenhouse on the surface of Mars via SAIC/ NASA.

Can we grow food on Mars?

Apparently we can, and you can view details in this video from a talk given at Mars One’s recent private event in Amsterdam.

A human-dependent mosquito, the range of the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti is projected to grow in the U.S. and affect more people globally. Image via sanofi-pasteur/Flickr

Warming temps to raise Zika virus risk

Global warming will cause more people to be exposed to the mosquito that carries Zika virus, says a new study. Why this mosquito is such a good virus-spreader.

Summer solstice sunrise.

Summer solstice at Stonehenge

Why do people gather at Stonehenge in England on the solstice? Info and photos here.

Photo via EarthSky Facebook friend Kenneth G. Smith

How to see anticrepuscular rays

Next time you see crepuscular rays or sunrays extending from the horizon … turn around. You might catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays.

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See it! Solstice full moon photos

On June 20, 2016, the moon turns full at 11:02 UTC. The solstice arrives some 11.5 hours later, at 22:34 UTC. Solstice moon photos here from the EarthSky community.

Red Phoenix, aka Vermilion Bird. Image via fantasticanimals.wordpress.com.

A Chinese perspective on summer

In Chinese thought, summer has been associated with the color red, the sound of laughing, the heart organ, the fire element and a red phoenix bird.

Image Credit: hspauldi

Top tips for poison ivy, oak and sumac

Summer is a great time to frolic in the woods. Just don’t touch anything.

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Why your GPS twinkles

Radio signals twinkle much as stars do. This can have an effect on your GPS.