Wow! Photographer Captures Stunning View of Milky Way from Maine
Milky Way from Acadia National Park
September 29th, 2014
Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image from the Raven’s Nest cliffs in Acadia National Park in Maine.
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The Stars of Autumn's Night Sky: What to Look For
The fall night sky of 2014 holds many attractive star targets for amateur astronomers, even observers in space. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this amazing photo of the Milky Way and its stars as seen from the International Space Station on Sept. 14
September 26th, 2014
Autumn is under way in the Northern Hemisphere, and if you are an avid sky gazer you just might have noticed signs of the season's change, in star form. Here are the stars to look for in Fall 2014.
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See Moon and Mars Shine Together Tonight: Where to Look
Sky Map for Sept. 29, 2014
September 29th, 2014
After sunset this evening, look 15 degrees up from the southwest horizon. There you’ll see a crescent moon, 30 percent illuminated. Hovering almost directly below it will be Mars, which looks like a moderately bright yellow-orange star.
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Milky Way Dazzles Over New Jersey's Cape May Beach (Photo)
Milky Way from Cape May by Bakley
September 26th, 2014
As summer came to a close, astrophotographer Chris Bakley took this stunning image of the Milky Way from Cape May, New Jersey. See how he did it.
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Fall Begins Monday: Equinox Myth Debunked
Equinox of September 2014
September 21st, 2014
Sick of long, hot summer days? Well, you're in luck. Astronomically speaking, autumn is about to begin.
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Jaw-dropping Aurora View Wins 2014 Astronomy Photo Contest
stronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Winner
September 18th, 2014
A bright green aurora reflects off a glacial lake against the backdrop of a snow-covered mountain range in an incredible photo that took home first prize in an astrophotography competition.
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Sunday Skywatching: See Mars Meet Its Rival Antares
Mars and its "rival," the red star Antares, will dance together in the night sky on Sept. 28, 2014.
September 27th, 2014
For a couple of hours after nightfall Sunday (Sept. 28), Mars will be a fairly conspicuous light. The Red Planet will have a companion this evening; sitting below and to its left will shine the reddish 1st-magnitude star Antares.
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See Saturn, the Moon and Dwarf Planet Ceres in Night Sky Saturday
Libra Sky Map, Sept. 27, 2014
September 26th, 2014
Currently the constellation Libra is host to the planet Saturn and two of the largest and brightest asteroids, Ceres and Vesta. In addition, the crescent moon will be passing through on its monthly trip around the Earth.
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Mercury Gives Southern Skywatchers Its Best Show of 2014
This week, observers in the Southern Hemisphere looking west just after sunset will have a fine view of the planet Mercury. This will be the view from Melbourne half an hour after sunset.
September 20th, 2014
Mercury will be at its greatest elongation from the sun on Sunday (Sept. 21). Because of the tilt of the Earth's axis, this will place it high above the horizon in the Southern Hemisphere, but too low to be observed in the Northern Hemisphere.
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