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Celebration of Space - February 23, 2024

Celebration of Space - February 23, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tomorrow morning, Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 7:31 am EST, the February full Moon will occur. This happens every 29.5 days, when the Moon orbits into a position around Earth where it arrives on the opposite side of Earth than the Sun. This is an alignm...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:37:29 EST

Celebration of Space - February 16, 2024

Celebration of Space - February 16, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Tonight, February 16, 2024, starting about 45 minutes after sunset, the first quarter Moon and the Pleiades open star cluster (Seven Sisters) will put on a stunning celestial dance as they will be in conjunction within 1.5° visibly of each other. Being th...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 16 Feb 2024 12:14:38 EST

Celebration of Space - February 2, 2024

Celebration of Space - February 2, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

Today, Friday, February 2, 2024 is Groundhog Day. Many people associate this day with the humorous story of a groundhog in Pennsylvania emerging to see its shadow or not. But Groundhog Day is actually an astronomical occurrence. It is one of the four cross...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 2 Feb 2024 12:06:00 EST

Celebration of Space - January 12, 2024

Celebration of Space - January 12, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Sunday, January 14, 2024, step outside during late twilight (around 6:00 pm), and catch a stunning view of Saturn and the super thin 16% waxing crescent Moon in conjunction. The view will happen over the SW horizon, where the Moon will sit abou...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 12 Jan 2024 12:50:14 EST

Celebration of Space - January 5, 2024

Celebration of Space - January 5, 2024

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

On December 30, 2023, the NASA Juno spacecraft, which has been orbiting and studying Jupiter for the past several years, performed a close flyby of the Galilean Moon Io. During this flyby some of the best images of the volcanic moon were captured. Here is ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 5 Jan 2024 13:15:25 EST

Celebration of Space - December 29, 2023

Celebration of Space - December 29, 2023

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

As we quickly approach the close of the 2023 year, we usually think of all the great things that occurred for us at Frosty Drew over the course of the year. Sadly, 2023 was a rather difficult year at Frosty Drew. When speaking among our team, the year appe...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 29 Dec 2023 14:42:42 EST