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The Event^ Horizon 2017/12/15

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Thank you StarStorm for taking part in  the show tonight

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sta​rtswithabang/2017/12/15/why-nasas​-kepler-mission-is-toast/#630dc29​01da0

https://www.youtube.com/channel/​UCLA_DiR1FfKNvjuUpBHmylQ
https://www.youtube.com/user/ESA
 https://www.youtube.com/user/spa​cexchannel
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/o​bserving/sky-at-a-glance/this-wee​ks-sky-at-a-glance-december-15-23​/
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl​/bright-areas-on-ceres-suggest-ge​ologic-activity
https://scitechdaily.com/nasas-j​uno-spacecraft-probes-jupiters-gr​eat-red-spot/
 https://www.quora.com/Why-do-gas​-giants-like-Jupiter-emit-radiati​on
https://drive.google.com/open?id​=1LDhOvrxmi4S0eXYUQnj5DWN2LZeFwln​8

Triple-Treat SkyWatching This Week!

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

This week’s night sky offers a solar system triple-treat, with the Geminid meteor shower on Wednesday night/Thursday morning (12/13-12/14) – a close grouping of Jupiter, Mars, and the crescent Moon on Thursday morning (12/14) – and a near-Earth pass of the Geminids’ source, 3200 Phaethon, on Saturday night (12/16).

 

GEMINIDS PEAK – DEC 13/14

Geminids, NASA/JPL

The Geminids; so-called because the shower appears to radiate from constellation Gemini; is a typically prolific event, with frequent fireballs and peak rates of dozens of meteors per hour – and the  meteors, themselves, are bright and often leave long trails. This year’s event should be especially fruitful, with a morning crescent moon offering darker skies for better viewing. Spaceweather.com has already reported 40+ fireballs in the past three days, so peak night could be especially exciting. UPDATE: Spaceweather.com reported 475 Geminid fireballs, as of 12/14!

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The Event^Horizon 2017/12/08

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

My thanks as always  to Starstorm  for the links this week

BlackProjects ISS Image

ISS TRAIL across the Stars

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AFM_SpacePirateRadio_2017/12/06_Its A Space Pirate Cluster

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The sun’s blank right now. Not even bothering with a link.What’s up in the sky:
Fri, Dec 08, 23h Regulus 0°.7 S. of Moon, Occn.
Sun, Dec 10, 08h LAST QUARTER
Wed, Dec 13, 02h Mercury in inferior conjunction
Wed, Dec 13, 16h Mars 4° S. of Moon
Thu, Dec 14, 14h Jupiter 4° S. of Moon
Thu, Dec 14, 19h Vesta 0°.2 N. of Moon, Occn.
Times given in UT. These events, and more can be found at:
http://asa.usno.navy.mil

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The Event^Horizon 2017/12/01

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Thank you Star Storm for the links this week

 

Aqua4U shared 2 of his images

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9ulzJiUTQqLQngzeEZwV3lfanc

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9ulzJiUTQqLREFDQTQyc3BISlE

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-living-on-flat-earth-would-look-like-2017-11

https://www.nasa.gov/image-featu​re/jpl/pia21972/jupiter-blues

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AFM’s Space Pirate Radio 2017/11/30 Pirates From Triangulum

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Picked up the show with Marty talking about a Mars picture:  https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA22118

Then talk went on to meteor showers: The Geminids. https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/geminids.html

http://www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/bstar/bstar.htm

Then Diane mentioned  http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/first-reports-camelopardalid-shower-disappoints/

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