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Celebration of Space - July 7, 2024

Celebration of Space - July 7, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Being that the new Moon occurs tonight, July 5, 2024 at 6:59 pm ET, we are in store for some of the best views of the Milky Way at Frosty Drew. Ninigret Park, which is home to the Frosty Drew campus, is the darkest spot in Southern New England, and one of ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 5 Jul 2024 13:55:08 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 21, 2024

Celebration of Space - June 21, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

At 9:11 pm ET this evening, June 21, 2024, the Moon will orbit into a position where it becomes aligned with the Earth and Sun, on the opposite side of Earth than the Sun. This is the full lunar phase or full Moon. The June full Moon is of particular inter...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 14:16:09 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 14, 2024

Celebration of Space - June 14, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 4:51 pm ET, the height of late sunsets and summertime bliss will occur when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the Northern Hemisphere is at maximum tilt, 23.4°, towards the Sun. This is the Summer Solstic...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:05:02 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 7, 2024

Celebration of Space - June 7, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Back in March, we wrote about the prospects of a naked eye visible nova in the constellation Corona Borealis (CrB) involving the very dim star T CrB. That was nearly three months ago, and half of the time given for the nova to likely occur. Well we still h...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 7 Jun 2024 14:51:56 EDT

Celebration of Space - May 31, 2024

Celebration of Space - May 31, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past week, sunspot group AR 3664 – now re-designated as AR 3697, has returned to the side of the Sun visible from Earth. What makes this so notable is that AR 3664 is the sunspot group that triggered the amazing Aurora Borealis views of May 10-12, 2...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 31 May 2024 12:57:54 EDT

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

From Gallery: Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis, also known commonly as The Northern Lights, are a phenomenon that occur around the Earth's north and south poles. Though occasionally a geomagnetic storm is strong enough to bring the Aurora closer to the mid latitudes. On May 10-12, 2...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 17 May 2024 12:05:29 EDT