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Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid meteor shower is consistently the best one of the year. With a zenithal hourly rate (ZHR) of up to 120 meteors on one of the longest nights of […]

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

  Coming up this week is one of my favorite astronomical events of the year: the Perseid meteor shower. Hundreds or thousands of meteors will streak across the sky on the most active […]

How To See the Milky Way

There are few views as awe-inspiring as seeing the milky way from a dark site. If someone unfamiliar with it sees a picture of the milky way without a terrestrial reference […]

Reading Aurora Charts

What Causes the Aurora? This is only a brief description. As the sun rotates on its axis, it generates an interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). The solar wind carries the IMF […]