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How Super will this SuperMoon be?

Pretty super, if you’re in to statistics. Not so super if you’re expecting a dramatic celestial event. Here’s why. The Moon orbits the Earth in an ellipse. So twice a month, every month, it is relatively close to the Earth – between 356,400 and 370,400 kilometers away. We call that Perigee. ...

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Venus and Jupiter Conjunction

If the skies cooperate we will be in for a rare display this Friday and Saturday evenings.  Jupiter and Venus will be making their closest (apparent) approach to each other, it will be the closest approach until 2065! The two planets will appear about 0.1 degrees apart.  For scale the full ...

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