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Getting ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower

Here are some observation and photographing tips for the Perseids, which peak August 12-13, 2020.

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Comet NEOWISE dims to binocular object

Comet NEOWISE is headed on its way out of our Solar System, fading from our skies.

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Comet NEOWISE climbs higher in evening sky

Comet NEOWISE’s trajectory will bring it closest to the Earth July 22.

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Comet NEOWISE takes evening shift

The long-awaited bright comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE will become visible after sunset this week, adding to its breathtaking morning shows.

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How to find satellites

Sometimes, it’s quite alright to get a nice satellite in your shot. Here are some tips on how to find the human-made orbital objects.

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How to avoid satellites

Ever accidentally caught satellites in your astrophoto? Space journalist Elizabeth Howell has some tips on how to avoid them.

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Penumbral lunar eclipse: July 4-5, 2020

The Moon will have a subtle shadow on the evening of July 4-5, 2020, as a penumbral lunar eclipse passes, visible from most areas in Canada.

What are the Eta Aquariids?

Learn about where the meteor shower comes from, where it is located in the sky and how best to observe the annual April-May event.

Exploring the Night Sky: Eta Aquariid meteor shower

While it’s a better meteor shower for Southern Hemisphere observers, the Eta Aquariids might reward Northern Hemisphere early risers with its fast-moving meteors as May begins.

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