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Blood Moon Strikes Back! Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday, October 8!
October 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur early Wednesday morning, October 8. Houstonians will be able to see virtually the whole event, which happens right before dawn. Lunar eclipses occur when the full Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. The first part of the Earth’s shadow that the Moon will encounter is the penumbra. […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars and the Moon share the limelight
April 1, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Jupiter remains well placed for evening observing all spring. Look for it high in the west at dusk. Mars is up virtually all night long this month. On April 8, Earth passes between the Sun and Mars. This places Mars at opposition, an alignment where we see Mars rise at dusk and set […]

Go Stargazing! July edition
July 2, 2009 · 2 Comments

Jupiter becomes a late evening object by the end of the month.  It rises in the southeast just after 11 p.m. on July 1, although you may need to wait awhile for it to clear trees or buildings in that direction.  By month’s end, Jupiter rises at 9 p.m. — in late twilight.  Early risers […]



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