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Celebration of Space - July 23, 2021

Celebration of Space - July 23, 2021

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

At 10:37 pm on Friday, July 23, 2021 the July Full Moon will occur. Commonly referred to as the Buck Moon, the July Moon is the second full lunar phase in a series of four lunar phases this summer (2021). The name of the July Moon comes from North American...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:43:53 EDT

Celebration of Space - July 16, 2021

Celebration of Space - July 16, 2021

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Evening passes of the International Space Station will continue this week over our region. With the cloudy sky of late, stunning views have been a little difficult to see, though passes are still happening if you find yourself under a clearer sky. Addition...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 13:56:54 EDT

Celebration of Space - July 9, 2021

Celebration of Space - July 9, 2021

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This past Monday, July 5, 2021 Earth reached the point in our orbit where we were at our furthest from the Sun for the year. This is called Aphelion and places Earth at 94,510,886 miles distant from the Sun. We often hear about aphelion and perihelion in r...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 9 Jul 2021 13:21:11 EDT

Celebration of Space - July 2, 2021

Celebration of Space - July 2, 2021

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This coming Sunday, July 4, 2021, Mercury will achieve Maximum Western Elongation, which is when Mercury arrives at the point in its orbit where it is at tangent for Earth-bound observers. What this means in basic terms is that Mercury will be at its highe...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 13:44:44 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 25, 2021

Celebration of Space - June 25, 2021

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Save the Date! Next Saturday, July 3, 2021, Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center will celebrate the holiday weekend by bringing back our super popular Celebrate the Milky Way event. These are the nights that we think will bring the best views of the ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 25 Jun 2021 13:19:25 EDT

Celebration of Space - June 18, 2021

Celebration of Space - June 18, 2021

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This coming Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 11:32 pm ET, Earth will reach the point in its orbit where the Northern Hemisphere is at maximum tilt (23.4°) towards the Sun. This is the Summer Solstice, and marks the first day of summer in the north. On the Summer ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:20:35 EDT