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8:09 am on Saturday August 11, 2012

'Best meteor shower of the year' happening this weekend

Flickr user ashley.adcox On the nights of August 11 through 13, 2012, the heavenly display will be best viewed after 10 p.m. and won't really kick into high gear until the pre-dawn hours.  The Perseids meteor shower is thanks to the 130-year orbit...
3:48 am on Tuesday June 5, 2012

Watch Venus pass before the sun today

Jan Herold/Wikipedia On Tuesday, June 5, Venus will transit the sun during sunset— and it will be 105 years until it happens again. From about 6:06 to 8:33 p.m. Venus will cross in front of the sun, appearing as a small black speck — to be sure,...
10:12 am on Monday June 4, 2012

Venus to pass before the sun on Tuesday's sunset

Jan Herold/Wikipedia The 2004 transit of Venus. On Tuesday, June 5, Venus will transit the sun during sunset in Beaufort — and it will be 105 years until it happens again. From about 6:06 to 8:33 p.m. Venus will cross in front of the sun, appearing...
10:04 am on Monday June 4, 2012

Come watch Venus pass before the sun on Tuesday

Image by Jan Herold/Wikipedia The 2004 transit of Venus.On Tuesday, June 5, Venus will transit the sun during sunset in Charleston — and it will be 105 years until it happens again. From about 6:06 to 8:33 p.m. Venus will cross in front of the sun...
2:05 am on Tuesday March 20, 2012

On March 23-25 keep an eye out for Jupiter, Venus and the moon

Image by Flickr user jalexartis You've undoubtedly been hearing much in the last several weeks about Jupiter and Venus in the night sky, but head out near dusk from March 23-25 and you'll be able to catch the moon rising, too. Personally, I suggest...
10:11 am on Monday March 19, 2012

On March 23-25 keep an eye out for Jupiter, Venus and the moon

Flickr user jalexartis You've undoubtedly been hearing much in the last several weeks about Jupiter and Venus in the night sky, but head out near dusk from March 23-25 and you'll be able to catch the moon rising, too. Personally, I suggest watching...
9:03 am on Monday March 19, 2012

Venus and Jupiter grace the Grand Strand sky

photo by flickr user gnuru It will be a night-sky watcher's dream.  Venus and Jupiter will be brilliant and appear closer together than they will again for the next several years. For about four hours after sunset, the planets will appear in the...
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