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Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

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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

Celebration of Space - May 17, 2024

Celebration of Space - May 17, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 9:56 am ET, the Full Flower Moon of May will occur. On this day, the Moon will rise with the setting Sun, and set with the rising Sun, keeping the Moon above the horizon for the entire nighttime period. Now that we are in the s...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:00:49 EDT

Celebration of Space - Friday, May 10, 2024

Celebration of Space - Friday, May 10, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past week, a huge sunspot group rotated onto the side of the Sun that faces Earth. The group is designated AR 3664, and is large enough to be seen with your leftover eclipse glasses from the April 8th solar eclipse. When sunspots are on the side of th...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 10 May 2024 16:05:04 EDT

Celebration of Space - Friday, May 3, 2024

Celebration of Space - Friday, May 3, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Saturday night – Sunday morning, May 4-5, 2024, the annual Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower peak will occur. The Eta Aquariids are usually a slow mover, and at Frosty Drew, we have historically been left out in the dew with little to no meteor acti...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 3 May 2024 12:33:00 EDT

Celebration of Space - April 19, 2024

Celebration of Space - April 19, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 9:56 am ET, the Moon will orbit into alignment on the opposite side of Earth than the Sun. This is the full Moon, and brings with it the brightest nighttime period of the 29.5 day lunar synodic period. Now that we ar...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 19 Apr 2024 12:33:21 EDT

Total Solar Eclipse 2024

Total Solar Eclipse 2024

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On Monday, April 8, 2024, a stunning total solar eclipse occurred from Texas through Maine, bringing fantastic views to everyone along the path aside from Rochester, NY. The Frosty Drew Astronomy Team was set up along the path of totality across the nation...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 12 Apr 2024 09:49:50 EDT