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Top Astronomy Events for May 2022

May sees a fine gathering of dawn planets, a trio of possible meteor outbursts and a spectacular total lunar eclipse.

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Messier 3, one of the fine globular clusters of May. Credit: Stellina/Dave Dickinson

After a long dry spell, the astronomical action returns to the night sky in the month of May. Eclipse season is also underway in May, bookended by a spectacular total lunar eclipse on May 16th. Meanwhile, planets string the dawn sky, along with the chance for several rare meteor outbursts… looking farther afield, the May sky means one thing for deep sky observers: the promise of galaxies.Read more

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Top Events for April Astronomy 2022

April astronomy sees the bright stars of winter set at dusk, with the promise of galaxies rising in the east.

The month of April sees the first full month of Spring in the northern hemisphere, and Fall in the southern. Though nights are getting ever shorter up north, the length of daytime versus night is still fairly equal across both hemispheres.

Also, keep an eye out for aurora from mid- to high latitudes in April as we come off of equinox season; the Sun just kicked off as Earthward X1 class flare yesterday, and Solar Cycle #25 is now in full swing.Read more

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Lets meet IC 443 Jellyfish Nebula

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Today we embarked on a journey twenty thousand leagues under the sea aboard the Stellina station. We never imagined meeting a huge celestial jellyfish on our way. Bewitched by the movements of her radiant and transparent body, we spent 5 hours watching her swimming majestically in this sea of stars called Gemini.

What marine animal are we going to meet again?

IC 443 Jellyfish Nebula

Object: IC 443 Jellyfish Nebula
Date: 08/02/2021
Total exposure time: 5 hours
Location: United-States
Auhor: Brian P.

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