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Solar Minimum Endures

Entry Date: May 5, 2020

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

Since my last update on the Sun’s Deep Minimum persistence, sunspot activity on the solar disk continues to be low. Here is the data for the last five years:Year    Spotless    Percentage Days2019    281        77%... more
October Meteor Showers

Entry Date: Oct 1, 2019

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

If recent events during the last few months are any indicator, Chicken Little may have been right. The sky is falling. The sky is falling. Back on July 24 at approximately 2:44 a.m. EDT, a soccer ball-sized meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere above L... more
Astronomical Highlights for 2019

Entry Date: Feb 4, 2019

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

Last month’s column focused on the Quadrantid meteor shower and the total lunar eclipse. Today I will preview some of the other astronomical highlights for 2019.Believe it or not, Mars is still visible during early evening hours. Unfortunately... more
Meteor Shower and a Lunar Eclipse

Entry Date: Jan 3, 2019

Published Under: David Huestis's Columns

Happy New Year everyone. I can’t believe another year has come and gone. While 2018 is a blur in this stargazers’ mind, I do unfortunately recall how weather conditions thwarted many of our observing sessions. After experiencing similar past depres... more