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Zodiacal light, Saturn and the Moon in Fall Skies

Saturn, the Moon, and Zodiacal Light visible this week make for some spectacular fall sights in our fall skies over Maine. Here is your guide to the sky for October 23-29, 2017 Sun and Moon Days are shortening and in just under two weeks we will “Fall Back” to standard time.  Currently the Sun rises […]

Harvest Moon and ISS in the evening sky each night

This week we have the Harvest Moon on Thursday and the International Space Station makes early evening passes each night this week, so you have many chances to see it. Here is your guide to the sky for October 2-8, 2017 Harvest Moon and early sunsets The Harvest Moon this year us is on Thursday […]

Spectacular Morning Planets, Autumnal Equinox on Friday, and Acadia Night Sky Festival

If you are an early morning riser, the beginning of the week has a planetary show in store for you while Fall official begins on Friday with the Autumnal Equinox, and Acadia Night Sky Festival returns Thursday to Sunday.  For more on the Festival, see here.  Here is your guide to the sky for September […]

Possible Aurora, Cassini’s Grand Finale, and Clark Telescope Ribbon Cutting

The week ahead is and exciting one!  There is a good possibility of sighting Aurora on Monday night, and Friday is both the grand finale for the Cassini Mission to Saturn after 13 years of incredible discoveries, and at Emera Astronomy Center on the same day they are doing the ribbon cutting for the historic […]

Corn Harvest Moon and Remembering Voyager Probes 40 years later

The Labor Day Holiday has me off a day or two on my blogging duties, yet I’m nostalgically catching up as this week the Voyager probes celebrate 40 years of exploration, and I still remember when they were launched when I was a young boy of seven.  Between Viking landing on Mars in 1976 and […]

Totality memoirs and late summer skies

My brain is still processing my 4th total eclipse experience as I traveled from Maine to Idaho for the celestial event on August 21st.  Back here my two grad students Alex and Andrew held down the fort at Emera Astronomy Center and had over 900 visitors for the partial eclipse here in our state.  It […]

7,6,5 – countdown to the Solar Eclipse, plus a seagoat in your night sky

We are only week and counting as I post this today (Monday, Aug 14) for Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  This is an event you want to make sure to see.  Along with the eclipse we have planets and a seagoat in our evening skies.  Here is your guide to the sky for August 14 […]

Amazing Eclipses and Family Safety

This year on August 21st the lower continental United States will experience a solar eclipse, which is one of the most spectacular sights in all of nature.  It is a great family activity with many options for safe viewing.  Where you are on eclipse day will determine what you see, so let’s explore this topic […]

Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse in Europe, and the Perseid Meteor Shower This week we have a Full Moon, and a Lunar Eclipse (not visible here in the US) signaling the upcoming Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  The Perseid Meteor shower reaches it peak rates on Saturday morning before sunrise, and there is much more to […]

August treasure trove for observers

As August begins, get ready for a month of celestial sites, from the annual Perseid Meteor Shower to the Solar Eclipse along with wonderful planets and more.  In this week’s post we look ahead at our month while exploring the sights of our current sky as well.  Here is your guide to the sky for […]