Tag Archives: Skywatching

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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T-minus-6 months for all-American eclipse

BOSTON – Six months from today, millions of Americans will watch the sun darken during a rare coast-to-coast eclipse – and it’s not too early to get into the spirit of totality. It’s definitely not too early to figure out where … Continue reading

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How to spot a lunar eclipse and that comet

Tonight’s the night when a lunar eclipse dims the full moon, and when a recently discovered green comet comes closest to our planet. But unless you know what’s coming, you’re almost certain to miss them. You may miss them anyway, … Continue reading

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This supermoon will be extra-super

The full moon is looking bigger and brighter this week than it’s looked since 1948 – and although you may not notice just how much more super this “supermoon” is, it’s definitely worth looking up. If the skies are ever clear, … Continue reading

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Check out a ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse over Africa

An annular solar eclipse swept across Africa today, treating skywatchers to a “Ring of Fire” eclipse and whetting appetites for next August’s all-American total eclipse. The eclipse occurred in the middle of the night, Seattle time, but it was prime … Continue reading

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One year before eclipse, spots are filling up fast

It’s exactly one year before the “Great American Eclipse” sweeps across the continent, but depending on where you want to stay, it’s already too late to make a reservation. On one level, the solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, should … Continue reading

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