Happy Winter Solstice 2014

Happy Winter Solstice 2014

As reported by Scott MacNeill's Log

On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. EST the Winter Solstice will occur, marking the start of the Winter season. The Winter Solstice is the point when Earth's axis is most inclined away from the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere and most inclined tow...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:46:14 EST

Look Out Below! Rosetta Will Give Its Comet A Close Buzz In February

From Gallery: Universe Today

Remember how breathless we felt when the Philae lander actually made it to the surface of its target comet a few weeks ago? Sure, the maneuvers didn’t go as planned, but the images the spacecraft obtained in its brief spurts of activity on the surface are still being shared and discussed eagerly by scientists (amid […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:10:39 +0000

Star Trekking: We Humans Can Beam Tools Into Space Without A Transporter

From Gallery: Universe Today

In the 1960s, we thought the best way of sending stuff between Earth and space was through a transporter. These days, turns out all it takes is an e-mail and a special 3-D printer. The first tool created in space, a rachet, was made last week on the International Space Station using plans beamed from […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:38:10 +0000

Best Space Photos of the Week - Dec. 20, 2014

From Gallery: SPACE.com

From holiday lights seen from space to incredible pictures of streaking meteorss, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 20, 2014.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:01:26 EST

Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare

From Gallery: SPACE.com

The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star. The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, the most powerful type of flare possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's powe
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:01:21 EST

Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

Current seeing conditions at Frosty Drew Observatory

The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
  • Waxing Crescent 1% phase

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayTyrrhenian Sea and Solstice Sky

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