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This blog was written by AccuWeather Astronomy on Facebook content creator Paul Adomshick. As Comet ISON (designated C2012/S1) continues to get closer to the sun, and is slowly brightening, we at AccuWeather Astronomy have begun to get more questions about when and where to look for ISON. Right now, it is not visible to the naked eye, because it is Many people have been commenting on how quiet the sun has been recently. Well that has certainly changes in a big way and very quickly! Image of the Sun showing the sunspots that have caused all these flares In the last 12 hours, the Sun has experienced five solar flares. Yesterday afternoon and evening, the Sun had a very rare We certainly have had our fair share of astronomy events recently and the biggest event is right around the corner!! NASA map of the upcoming solar eclipse This is the most interesting eclipse of the year. It is a rare hybrid eclipse in which some sections of the path are annular (where the Moon does not completely block out the A eclipse of the Moon, officially called a penumbral eclipse, will occur the night of the 18th into the 19th. It will be visible from the Americas (for the end), Europe, Africa and most of Asia (the beginning of the eclipse will be visible in east Asia). The western part of the Philippines (including western Luzon and Palawan) can see The second meteor shower of October is right around the corner. The Orionid meteor shower will peak on the morning of Oct. 21, 2013. Unlike a few meteor showers this year that featured a dark sky because the moon being near its new phase, this event will occur very close to a Full moon, which will make the "shooting stars" This blog is written by Paul Adomshick of AccuWeather Astronomy on Facebook. Around the fall and spring equinoxes, an astronomical phenomena known as the zodiacal light becomes more visible for a few weeks. The zodiacal light is the result of sunlight reflecting off solar system dust. The conditions for this light being bright enough to be seen are best before Our last few blog entries have been some night-photography information and were written by and shared with permission by Adam Woodworth. Please visit www.adamwoodworth.com We are keeping a close eye on Comet ISON for you and hope to have a blog about it with some updates and the most recent data to help you figure out if you would like This blog was written and shared with permission by Adam Woodworth. Please visit www.adamwoodworth.com Nubble Lighthouse, York, Maine I get lots of questions about how to take night photographs, and there are many questions about camera settings, and I will be writing about that in more detail in the future, but the truth is that the way I approach landscape This blog was written and shared with permission by Adam Woodworth. Please visit www.adamwoodworth.com Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada Nikon D800E, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 14mm/2.8. Two exposures blended for depth of field and lower noise in the foreground. Sky exposure: ISO 3200, 25 sec. Foreground: ISO 3200, 10 minutes. Welcome to the night sky! In this tutorial I
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A Guide to Viewing ISON

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 5:03pm

Sun Has Been Very Busy

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 5:03pm

Partial Eclipse of the Moon

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The Orionid Meteor Shower

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 5:03pm

The Zodiacal Light

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The Red Glow of the Bold Coast

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 5:03pm

Compose for the Night

Fri, 11/08/2013 - 5:03pm

PHOTO BLOG: Sunday, Nov. 3 Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:00am
Time lapse photographs of the eclipse. Photo by Josh Frechem. Interesting image of the eclipse over Atlanta taken by Jill Gorman. This was about as far west as it could be seen. I was lucky enough to be able to travel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to see the rare hybrid eclipse of the sun this past