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The Dog Star Shines Brightly This Week

Head outside on these chilly winter evenings to spot our galaxy’s brightest star, Sirius.

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Lunar Eclipse Superstitions And Myths From Around The World

Lunar eclipses were once feared and perceived as omens of doom. Here’s a look at some of the crazy beliefs from around the world.

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Meet “Mira The Wonderful” Flickering Star

The most famous variable star flashes like a lighthouse in the night sky. This month it is near its peak brightness, easily viewed with the naked eye. Learn more!

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This Week: See The Moon, Jupiter, and Mars

Be sure to spot this trio in the night sky. We tell you when and where to look. Plus find out why January is the month of Mars!

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Look Up! A Stargazer’s Guide To January 2018

Happy New Year! Here is a list of all the exciting celestial events happening in the heavens this month, including two full Moons, a meteor shower, and planetary line ups.

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January 31st Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Viewing Times

We have all the details of the upcoming lunar eclipse and who will get the best view. Will the Moon change color?

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The Full Wolf Supermoon Howls On January 1-2

The first full Moon of 2018 arrives on New Year’s Day. See what makes this Moon unique and what to expect. Does it live up to the hype?

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What Happened To The Full Moon In February?

No full Moon in February 2018? We explain what’s going on.

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