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Earth transits seen from Pluto are rare. The last one happened in 1931, a year after Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto. It won’t happen again for 161 years.
On summer evenings, look for this star pattern in the east, sideways to the horizon.
Partial solar eclipse July 13. Total lunar eclipse July 27. Partial solar eclipse August 11.
In a calendar month, 3 eclipses are rare. But in a lunar month, 3 eclipses are are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.
In 2018, there are 13 full moons and 12 new moons, but only 5 eclipses – 2 lunar and 3 solar.
Aldebaran represents the fiery red eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus. Check out these dramatic photos of the moon and Aldebaran close, on Tuesday morning.
Let’s be hoax-busters. This one is sure to be circulating, since it circulates every year. No. Mars will not be as large as the moon on July 27, August 27, or ever.
A 5-minute video from the European Southern Observatory on the 2019 eclipse in South America and the South Pacific. Eclipse map, and more.
Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the moon-free Perseid meteor shower peak in early August.
On August 21, 2017, millions across the U.S. witnessed an awe-inspiring total solar eclipse. When will we see the next one?
See it! Moon sweeps past Venus
Moon, Venus, Jupiter August 14 to 16