Astronomy

February 12, 2020

This 2020 Celestial Calendar Can Help You Plan for Spectacular Events in the Sky

If you’re fascinated by celestial events, this calendar by Celestron will help you keep track of moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, and more. The 2020 Celestial Calendar marks this year’s most important outer space phenomenons month by month, so you’ll always know exactly where and when events will occur in advance. The Celestial Calendar is particularly useful for astrophotographers and stargazers, who will now be able to plan out their expeditions for the entire year.

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January 6, 2020

Incredible Photo of a Sunrise During a Solar Eclipse Looks Like the Ocean Has Horns

Since he was a child, the sky has been a source of fascination for amateur astronomer Elias Chasiotis. Particularly drawn to eclipses, he recently made the journey to Qatar in order to take in the annular solar eclipse. While clouds made the eclipse difficult to photograph, Chasiotis was rewarded with something even more spectacular. As the sun rose over the waters, the eclipse was already in effect, making for a rare optical illusion.

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October 21, 2019

NASA Makes History After Successfully Launching First All-Female Spacewalk

On October 18, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, made history when it launched its 221st spacewalk. Carried out by Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, this stint in space marked a major milestone, as it is the first time that a spacewalk has featured only female astronauts. Koch and Meir embarked on this historic spacewalk early Friday morning.

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September 18, 2019

Out of this World Winners of the 2019 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

Hungarian photographer László Francsics was named Astronomy Photographer of the Year for his innovative look at a lunar eclipse. By artistically stacking photos, Francsics displays 35 phases of the total eclipse, which moves from red to black to white. Given that 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the image is an apt winner of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

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