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Celebration of Space - June 11, 2021

Entry Date: Jun 11, 2021

Published Under: 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 wit... more
A Sunrise Solar Eclipse

Entry Date: Jun 4, 2021

Published Under: 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 weathe... more
Celebration of Space - May 21, 2021

Entry Date: May 21, 2021

Published Under: 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° ... more
Celebration of Space - May 14, 2021

Entry Date: May 14, 2021

Published Under: 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... more