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Archive for August, 2007

Lunar Eclipse Alert

Posted: Saturday, August 25th, 2007 @ 11:05 am in Sky | Comments Off on Lunar Eclipse Alert

Next Tuesday morning (August 28th) we’ll get to see the second total lunar eclipse of this year. Early in the morning the moon will begin its passage into the shadow of the earth. Once a month (actually every 29 ½ days) the sun, earth, and moon line up to bathe our planet in the maximum […]

Perseid Perfection

Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm in Sky | Comments Off on Perseid Perfection

What more could you ask? Warm summer weather — a new moon (the darkest night) — and one of the most consistent meteor showers of the year. If you’re willing to give up a little sleep, this weekend should be a wonderful show. On the night of August 12th and the morning of August 13th […]

 
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