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5 Sky Events This Week: Penguin Solar Eclipse, Comet Encounters Whirlpool

From an exotic solar eclipse to a comet buzzing a galaxy, a veritable cosmic buffet of celestial sights greets sky-gazers this week. Age of Aquarids. Starting Monday, April 28, the Eta Aquarid minor meteor shower will ramp up. Before peaking this week in the early morning hours of May 6, anywhere from five to ten…

5 Sky Events This Week: Morning Comets and Solar Eclipse

The Earth’s moon plays hide and seek with distant stars and our sun this week, and the nighttime sights include a double comet show in the pre-dawn skies. Lunar Trio. In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 29 the moon will form a stunning triangular pattern with ruddy Mars and blue-white star Regulus in…

5 Sky Events This Week: Return of Venus, Solar Eclipse

Straggler meteors, a solar eclipse, and the return of Venus are among the best sky events to watch this week.

Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse

When the Moon slips between the Earth and Sun this week, Slovak astronomer Vojtech Rusin will be ready on a hotel balcony in Cairns, Australia to witness his 19th total solar eclipse. He tells StarStruck what it takes to follow the stellar phenomenon.

Shooting a Solar Eclipse

This Sunday, May 20th an annular solar eclipse will race across most of western and central North America. With the solar disappearing act occurring in the late afternoon, early evening time period above countless picturesque landscapes, there will be tons of skywatchers wanting to capture that souvenir shot of the full or partial eclipse. Taking…