Tag Archives: Skywatching

Here’s how the eclipsed sun’s corona will look

Skywatchers will see a rare celestial sight during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse: the sun’s shimmering outer atmosphere, known as the corona. What will it look like? Astronomers worked their magic to give us a glimpse. The corona is … Continue reading

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Oregon braces for eclipse’s agony and ecstasy

MADRAS, Ore. – If there’s one thing central Oregon has in abundance, it’s open space. And that’s a good thing for the total solar eclipse that’s due to sweep through the region on Aug. 21. Even though hotel rooms are sold … Continue reading

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Got eclipse glasses? Here’s where to go

All of the continental United States and Canada will witness a solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but you’ll need eye protection to see the partial phase safely. This may be the event that turns solar-filter glasses into a mass-market fashion … Continue reading

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Solar storm heightens outlook for aurora

What could make a summer weekend with clear skies even more perfect? How about the northern lights? The chances of seeing auroral displays are better than usual tonight and Sunday night. That’s due to a geomagnetic storm that’s expected to … Continue reading

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Hubble telescope gives Jupiter its close-up

Jupiter is as close as it’ll get to Earth this year, and the Hubble Space Telescope took advantage of the opportunity with a stunning picture that shows off the giant planet’s best-known spots. Astronomer Amy Simon of NASA’s Goddard Space … Continue reading

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Watch a fireball light up Seattle’s skies

Dozens of reports have streamed in about a fireball that was seen in the skies over Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia on March 16. The American Meteor Society’s online tracker lists more than 70 reports from locales over a wide area, … Continue reading

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Watch a ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse on the Web

Skywatchers in South America and Africa will be seeing an unusual “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse on Feb. 26, and the rest of us should be able to look over their shoulders online. But you might have to get up … Continue reading

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