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PARTIAL ECLIPSE TONIGHT!

There will be some celestial action in the sky tonight. Not only is there a full moon in the sky right now, but there will be a partial eclipse that will start at 11:02 pm MST. This eclipse will be unique, it will be the longest, lasting about 6 hours.   For more information about tonight’s event, follow the links…

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The Leonids Occur Tonight!

View this post on Instagram A post shared by TNC Network (@tnc.network)   It’s mid-November and it is that time of year again, time for the Leonid Meteor shower which will happen around November 16, which is tonight and tomorrow, November 17. The shower occurs when the Earth crosses paths with the commentary debris of Comet 55P/Temple-Tuttle. When the debris…

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The 2021 Taurid Meteor Shower Starting tonight…

  The Southern Taurids can be seen tonight. The Taurids are an annual meteor shower, associated with the comet Encke. The Taurids are actually two separate showers, with a Southern and a Northern component. The Southern Taurids originated from Comet Encke, while the Northern Taurids originated from the asteroid 2004 TG10 They are named after their radiant point in the constellation Taurus, where they are seen to come from…

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It’s Time For The October Draconids! (video)

  The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. They are named after the constellation Draco, where they seemingly come from. Almost all meteors which fall towards Earth ablate long before reaching its surface. The Draconids are best viewed after sunset in an area with a clear dark sky on October…

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Yes, it is time for the 2021 Perseid Meteor Shower! (video)

  It’s August and it is time for another round of the summer favorites, the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity between 9…

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It’s time for the 2021 Delta Aquariids(video)

2021 Delta Aquariids… Yes, it’s that time once again… Time for A Summer meteor shower, the Delta Aquariids. Right now the shower is in progress, and the Delta Aquariids run almost the full month of July and most of August, when they overlap with the famous Perseid meteor shower. Radiating from the constellation Aquarius, the shower will hang around for…

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Asteroid Day June 30, 2021… (video)

Well, yesterday was Asteroid Day… It occurs every year on June 30th… Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Tunguska event in 1908, when an asteroid leveled about 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi) forest in Siberia. The United Nations has proclaimed it be observed globally on June 30 every year in its resolution. Asteroid Day…

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