Latest Conjunction Stories
Fans of stargazing are in for a treat this weekend. Over the next several days the planets, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury will approach each other in the fading sunlight to form a triple conjunction – where three bodies appear to converge in the sky.
What Christmas celebration could be complete without beautiful lights? This Christmas, the light show will not just be in your neighbor's yard, but in the sky as well.
This week the second planet from the sun will pass directly in front of the Pleiades star cluster. It's a rare sunset conjunction that's easy to find with the unaided eye, but best seen through binoculars or a small telescope.
Skywatchers are in for a real treat this week as Jupiter, Venus and other objects in the solar system put on a spectacular nighttime show.
If you have noticed an unusual conjunction of lights in the night sky lately, you are not seeing alien craft coming to whisk you away, you are seeing a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter and it makes for an amazing view in the heavens.
It's true. On Dec. 26th, the night after Christmas, Venus and the slender crescent Moon will gather for a jaw-dropping conjunction in the western sky.
At dawn on Sunday, May 9th - Mother's Day - the crescent Moon and Jupiter are getting together for a lovely conjunction.
On Jan 27th, the Red Planet will be only 99 million kilometers away and look bigger through a telescope than at any time between 2008 and 2014.
The SCIAMACHY sensor on ESAâ€™s Envisat satellite has provided scientists with invaluable data on our planet, allowing them to map global air pollution and the distribution of the most important greenhouse gases.
Picture this: It's 4:30 in the morning. You're up and out before the sun. Steam rises from your coffee cup, floating up to the sky where a silent meteor streaks through a crowd of stars. A few minutes later it happens again, and again. A meteor shower is underway.
Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...
The Planet Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is often called the evening star or morning star and is brighter than any object in the sky except the sun and the moon. Because its orbit lies between the sun and the orbit of the earth, Venus passes through phases like those of the moon, varying from a large bright crescent when the planet is near inferior conjunction (nearest the earth) to a smaller silvery disk when it is at superior conjunction (farthest from the earth). Since...
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.