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Solar Eclipse 2021

Solar Eclipse 2021

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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 a spectacular sunrise solar eclipse occurred over New England. The eclipse started at 4:12 am, before sunrise at our location, and became visible with the rising sun at 5:12 am. Maximum eclipse, for our location, occurred at 5:31...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 12:16:18 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 11, 2021

Celebration of Space - June 11, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Thursday morning, June 10, 2021, we experienced a fantastic sunrise solar eclipse in New England. Frosty Drew Astronomers Derek Schacht and Scott MacNeill were set up about 0.25 miles apart at Point Judith, Rhode Island. We had telescopes fitted with ca...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:40:03 EDT

A Sunrise Solar Eclipse

A Sunrise Solar Eclipse

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Thursday, June 10, 2021 a fabulous Annular Solar Eclipse will occur for the extreme Northern Hemisphere. New England is too far south to experience the annular eclipse, but a stunning partial eclipse will be visible at sunrise. That is if the weather de...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 4 Jun 2021 13:25:19 EDT

Photo: Abell 1656 - Coma Galaxy Cluster

Photo: Abell 1656 - Coma Galaxy Cluster

From Gallery: Galaxies

This is a capture of the Abell 1656 galaxy cluster. A project that we have been working on at Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center in early 2021. The cluster is commonly referred to as the Coma Cluster because it is found in the constellation Coma Be...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 11:43:21 EDT

Celebration of Space - May 21, 2021

Celebration of Space - May 21, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Wednesday, May 26, 2021, A Total Lunar Eclipse will occur for a large part of planet Earth. This happens when the Moon orbits into and through Earth’s primary shadow called the Umbra. Considering that the Moon orbits Earth inclined 5.1° to t...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 21 May 2021 14:12:52 EDT

Celebration of Space - May 14, 2021

Celebration of Space - May 14, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Monday, May 17, 2021, Mercury will achieve Maximum Eastern Elongation. This happens when Mercury reaches the point in its orbit where it is at tangent on the western side of the Sun when viewed from Earth. In non-geek terms, that means Mercury is at its...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 14 May 2021 14:34:55 EDT