The Moon, Mars, a Comet, and Maybe a Fireball (Astronomy: Week of 7/22/18)

Wow, there's a lot of cool stuff going on in the night sky this week.  I can't wait til this pattern of East Coast thunderstorms lets me see it!  Let me give a quick rundown, in the order of my own particular interest and excitement.  Your mileage may vary. Mars at Opposition Mars is back,…Read more The Moon, Mars, a Comet, and Maybe a Fireball (Astronomy: Week of 7/22/18)

Super Blue Cold Blood Moon – Salt in the Wound! (Astronomy: Week of 1/28/18)

So... It's an interesting conjunction of coincidental (and a bit arbitrary) alignments we'll see this week:  a Super Moon (Moon at perigee - closest point to Earth - while full);  a Blue Moon (arbitrary, second full Moon in January.  Seriously, we made this up.); a Cold Moon (again, just the name we give the full…Read more Super Blue Cold Blood Moon – Salt in the Wound! (Astronomy: Week of 1/28/18)