Tag Archives: Skywatching

Chinese space lab heads for a fall this weekend

After months of tracking China’s uncontrollable Tiangong-1 space lab, satellite watchers have narrowed down the time frame for its final, fiery plunge through the atmosphere — and it’s this weekend. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Last call for the Humanity Star satellite!

Humanity Star, we hardly knew ye. When Rocket Lab revealed in January that it sent a disco-ball satellite called “the Humanity Star” into orbit, as one of the payloads aboard its low-cost Electron rocket, the company said it could stay up shining in … Continue reading

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Find out where and when to see the Humanity Star

It’s been a month and a half since Rocket Lab sent a sparkly satellite called Humanity Star into orbit, but we’re just now getting into prime time for seeing it from the western United States. Humanity Star is a geodesic sphere … Continue reading

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Feast your eyes on the total lunar eclipse

Cloudy weather blocked Seattle’s view of the “super blue blood moon” early today — but as a consolation, skywatchers from Vancouver to Siberia shared their images of the total lunar eclipse. Total lunar eclipses arise when Earth’s shadow falls fully over the … Continue reading

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Your guide to the super blue blood moon eclipse

Geographically speaking, the Pacific Northwest is one of the best places in America to see tonight’s super-hyped total lunar eclipse. Meteorologically speaking? Not so much. Seattleites might have to go as far east as Ellensburg to get a clear view … Continue reading

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‘Humanity Star’: Spot this shiny object in space

In addition to launching three Earth-watching satellites, Rocket Lab has sent up a satellite you can watch from Earth: a bright and shiny object christened Humanity Star. Rocket Lab says Humanity Star, a geodesic sphere made of carbon fiber with 65 … Continue reading

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Moon upstages Quadrantid meteor shower

The good news is that the annual Quadrantid meteor shower is reaching its peak tonight with relatively clear skies in the forecast for Western Washington. The bad news? It’ll be hard to spot shooting stars, due to the night-long glare … Continue reading

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