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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Satellite Events for Tonight

Event: Summer Stargazing Nights - Post Perseids

Event: Summer Stargazing Nights - Post Perseids

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events

When: Fri, Aug 14, 2020 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Summer Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory at 8:30 offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events
  • On: Fri, 3 Jan 2020 20:40:40 EST

Celebration of Space - August 14, 2020

Celebration of Space - August 14, 2020

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past autumn and early winter (2019), we noticed a significant dimming of the bright red supergiant star, Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion. Being that Betelgeuse is the leading known supernova candidate in the Milky Way Galaxy, this had everybody ...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:52:18 EDT

SpaceX ramping up Starship prototype tests in Texas (and looking for a resort manager)

SpaceX ramping up Starship prototype tests in Texas (and looking for a resort manager)

Reported by Space.com

We can expect a lot more Starship action out of SpaceX in the near future....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:18 +0000

Perseid meteor shower 2020 brings celestial fireworks to the night sky (photos)

Perseid meteor shower 2020 brings celestial fireworks to the night sky (photos)

Reported by Space.com

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most famous annual "shooting star" displays, reached its peak activity this week, putting on a spectacular show for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:51 +0000

Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Reported by Space.com

After four months of total darkness, on Aug. 11, the sun finally rose at the Concordia research station in Antarctica. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 13:11 +0000

On This Day in Space! Aug. 14, 1992: Meteorite shower hits Uganda

On This Day in Space! Aug. 14, 1992: Meteorite shower hits Uganda

Reported by Space.com

On Aug. 14, 1992, a meteorite entered the atmosphere over Mbale, Uganda and exploded into hundreds of pieces! See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:01 +0000