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  • Night Clouds

    2003April 6, 2011

    A series of upcoming rocket launches will create glowing-white nighttime clouds visible from the eastern seaboard of the United States.

  • Lunar Eclipse

    2003April 6, 2011

    On Saturday, Nov. 8th, the full moon will glide through our planet's shadow and turn a delightful shade of sunset-red.

  • Uncharted Meteors

    2003April 6, 2011

    The solar system is littered with clouds of dust--some of them uncharted. Earth might encounter one such cloud this Friday, June 27th.

  • Lunar Eclipse

    2003April 6, 2011

    Later this week, millions of sky watchers can step outside and see the first Lunar Eclipseof 2003.

  • Saturn Rings in the New Year

    2003April 6, 2011

    Earth is approaching Saturn for our closest encounter with the ringed planet in decades. The best time to look: when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve.

  • The 2003 Leonid Meteor Shower

    2003April 6, 2011

    An unusual double Leonid meteor shower is going to peak next month over parts of Asia and North America.

  • Look at that Spaceship

    2003April 6, 2011

    The Space ShuttleColumbia (STS-107) will make a lovely series of morning passes over the United States this week.

  • Two Magical Mornings

    2003April 6, 2011

    Before dawn on Tuesday, Oct. 21st, and Wednesday, Oct. 22nd, sky watchers can see two bright planets, the crescent moon and a meteor shower.

  • The 2003 Perseid Meteor Shower

    2003April 6, 2011

    Earthgrazing meteors. The Moonand Mars. The dependable Perseids. It all happens on August 12th and 13th. Mark your calendar and don't miss the show.

  • Blue Moon

    2004April 6, 2011

    There's a Blue Moon coming on July 31st. But will it really be blue? Believe it or not, scientists say blue-colored moons are real.