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September Night Sky Guide

September Night Sky

Tonight’s Sky: September 2015

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the September Sky (more…)

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Live October 18th

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Live October 18th

On Friday October 18, the Full Moon will venture into Earth’s outer or penumbral shadow, producing an eclipse.  Slooh, the Community Observatory, will track the Moon with its Canary Islands Half-Meter telescope, showing real-time as well as time-lapse views of the eclipse, accompanied by live narration from Slooh’s Paul Cox, and astronomer Bob Berman. (more…)

Shine on Harvest Moon

Shine on Harvest Moon


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02:00 UTC (9/19)

Join the Slooh Team to celebrate and discuss what we call a Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox.  We’ll be watching wonderful real-time images direct from Slooh’s Canary Islands observatory and through our partner facility in Prescott, Arizona. Paul Cox, Bob Berman, and Matt Francis will join the broadcast


Eclipse Of The Moon April 2013

Eclipse Of The Moon April 2013

Partial Lunar Eclipse - December 2009 Credit: @Jochta

Partial Lunar Eclipse – December 2009 Credit: @Jochta

On the April 25th 2013 there will be a partial eclipse of the Moon, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013. It will be seen from The UK and Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia and will look similar to the above image taken by @Jochta of @ReadingAS. The darkening will be at the top of the Moon not the bottom as seen in the image. (more…)

Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon Conjunction 26th February 2012

Tonight, just after sunset, Venus, Jupiter and a thin crescent Moon will line up and form a close thin triangle in the evening sky.

If you have clear skies, this spectacle will almost be impossible to miss after the Sun has set.

See the below diagram for positions of  the crescent moon, Venus and Jupiter – They will be an awesome sight!

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