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Daily Astronomy Blurb: Four Towers and the Equinox Moon

The first Full Moon of northern spring rises behind four distant towers in this telescopic view. In an image captured from some 40 kilometers west of the city of Madrid, this moonrise also represents a near coincidence of the full lunar phase with lunar perigee and the March equinox. Close to the horizon, the Full Moon's strangely rippled and distorted shape has more to do with the long sight-line through a layered atmosphere, though. Tantalizing visible effects of the substantial atmospheric refraction include the appearance of a thin floating sliver just above the lunar disk. The remarkable optical mirage is related to the more commonly witnessed green flash of the setting Sun.
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Posted 3 days ago

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StarTalk
Does the super moon really look that much bigger than an average mN-oon? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson brought comedian Chuck Nice to a pizzeria to bring his perspective to this cultural phenomenon.
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Posted 3 days ago

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Tune in to CBC Radio Halifax 90.5 during Mainstreet today between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. ADT to hear Cathy and Dave talk about today’s Full Maple Sugar Moon, Siwkewiku’s. We run the gamut from maple syrup to large tides! For more on tonight’s Full Moon, tune in to CBC Halifax TV for the 6:00 news and Colleen Jones’ piece featuring Dave Lane. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 6 days ago

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Spending 40 hours a week as a "science geek" aka science writer for NASA Goddard isn't enough for Kate Ramsayer.

In her spare time, Kate and several of her friends are running "The World’s Finest (known) Science-Themed Peeps Diorama Contest." We love it and thought our friends here on Facebook would as well.

You can have a peep at all the submissions at the link below. Tell us your favorite!

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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You may be wondering why SpaceX’s #CrewDragon launches on Saturday, March 2 at 2:49 a.m. EST. It’s science! We have to complete many steps — down to milliseconds — in order to sync the launch to rendezvous with the International Space Station. Here’s a look at the mission timeline: go.nasa.gov/2IMd2B3 ... See MoreSee Less

February monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m.
Wilmot Community Centre on Gillespie Ave., off Water St. East, behind the Needs Convenience store.
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Posted 1 month ago

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Glaretum
Opportunity 14 años y 293 días
Crédito: NASA
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