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Get set to chase a solar eclipse

Over the next several weeks, skywatchers will thrill to a couple of astronomical wonders playing out in daytime skies: a solar eclipse on May 20 — and then, on June 5, a "micro-eclipse" of the sun that involves the planet Venus. As senior staff scientist at San Francisco's …
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Wonders of sun, moon and sky

Academics / Astronomy : Cosmic Log (2 years ago)

The next month promises to be filled with astronomical wonders, including this weekend's "supermoon," an annular solar eclipse later this month, and a last-in-a-lifetime transit of Venus. Here are a few images to get you in the mood... Read Post

Celestial Meetup of Venus and Jupiter Thrills Stargazers (Photos)

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (4 hours ago)

Early-bird stargazers were rewarded with an amazing view this week when of the two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, paired up for a celestial encounter in the pre-dawn sky. They formed a nice bright paring in t... Read Post

Venus Transit Of The Sun Is Our Next Big Sky Show, Arrives In June

Technology : The Inquisitr - Tech (2 years ago)

2012 is a big year for solar events, first we had the “ring of fire” solar eclipse and now skywatchers will soon be able to see the Venus transit of the sun when it arrives in June. The Venus viewing event will occur on June 5 (June... Read Post


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