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Full Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

On New Year's Eve the Full Moon will rise shortly after sunset—doing just what full moons are supposed to do. In this case, however, it'll be the second full moon in the calendar month of December.

Tags: Moon

Geminid Meteor Over House

A "Gem" of a Meteor Shower

If you missed out on last month's Leonid Meteor Shower, don’t fret. What potentially will be the best meteor display of the year is just around the corner, scheduled to reach its peak during the overnight hours of December 13-14: The Geminid Meteor Shower.

Potentially will be the best meteor display of the year, the Geminid Meteor Shower is scheduled to reach its peak during the overnight hours of December 13-14.

Tags: fireball, meteor, meteor shower, observation

Jewel Box Cluster

New Views of Kappa Crucis Cluster

A new series of telescope images taken with conventional cameras, high-resolution ground telescopes, and the Hubble Space Telescope show glittering details of this colorful star cluster in the Southern Cross constellation.

Tags: star, star cluster

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