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Comet Lovejoy - Don't miss it!!!

Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) could become as bright as Jupiter or Venus when it "flames out," the glare of the sun will hide the event from human eyes. Solar observatories in space, however, will have a grand view. Yesterday the brightening comet entered the

December 13, 2011

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Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight

The last big meteor shower of the year — the annual Geminids shower — peaks tonight (Dec. 13), but bright moonlight could illuminate the night sky and spoil one of the most spectacular light show of the year. On a clear night, skywatchers have reported seeing up to

December 13, 2011

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Comet Lovejoy heading toward sun, closest approach on December 16th

With Geminid meteor shower, total lunar eclipse next week we are facing another event. Sungrazing comet C/2011 W3 heading toward Sun. Perihelion will come on December 16th at a point just 0.005652 astronomical unit from the Sun's center or about 186,200

December 09, 2011

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2011 Geminid meteor shower peaks on December 14

The Geminids start appearing on Dec. 7 and should reach peak activity around the 13th and 14th. Up to 100  meteors per hour could be visible under good viewing conditions. But the presence of an 82% illuminated waning gibbous Moon from mid-evening until morning

December 08, 2011

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What about comet Elenin/Nibiru/Planet X/Tyche?

Events to happen soon: March 4 Nibiru breaks through solar ecliptic plane to enter northern hemisphere. 2.26 AU from Earth. March 15 2011 Saturn, Nibiru, Earth, Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus are in alignment creating gravity trough and pole shift

February 19, 2011