Astrology

Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday
May14

Federal agency says a second, if weaker, solar storm surge is likely Sunday

The northern lights flare in the sky over a farmhouse, late Friday, May 10, 2024, in Brunswick, Maine. Brilliant purple, green, yellow and pink hues of the Northern Lights were reported worldwide, with sightings in Germany, Switzerland, London, and the United States and Canada. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)   A U.S. government agency said a weaker repeat of Saturday’s powerful solar storm was likely on Sunday. The U.S. National...

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WATCH LIVE: Total solar eclipse begins over North America
Apr08

WATCH LIVE: Total solar eclipse begins over North America

This is expected to be North America’s biggest eclipse crowd ever, thanks to the densely populated path of totality. DENVER — The time has come for a total solar eclipse. Millions of Americans are watching as the moon moves in front of the sun, blocking all daylight for as much as four minutes in some areas. The path of the 2024 total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada....

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Eclipse events being held today in Southern Colorado
Apr08

Eclipse events being held today in Southern Colorado

COLORADO (KRDO) — If you want to watch the eclipse with others there are a couple of places here in Colorado Springs and Denver hosting viewing parties. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is hosting a free event open to the public at 9:30 this morning in the Heller Center Studio. Goat Patch Brewing Company on Cascade is also hosting an event. They’ll open at 11 a.m. Organizers for both events say they’ll...

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Mercury Retrograde Newsletter
Apr08

Mercury Retrograde Newsletter

FYI, Mercury turned Retrograde April 1! The New Moon in Aries with a Solar Eclipse is near, April 8th, 2024                                                                                            SMILE, AS WE PLOD THROUGH IT & STAY THE COURSE– HEY NOW, Al Manning would say, ILLIGITIMI NON CARBORUNDUM, which was his pet phony Latin Phrase for “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Al’s humor makes me smile! This has...

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Annular solar eclipse to pass directly over Utah in October
Sep18

Annular solar eclipse to pass directly over Utah in October

FILE – Annular eclipse from May 20, 2012. (Photo: NASA/Bill Dunford)   SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The path of an annular solar eclipse will cross through Utah in October. It will move diagonally directly over central and southern parts of the state, but all of Utah is expected to be able to see it with maximum obstruction of the sun. According to NASA, here are the phases you will be able to view in Utah during the event on...

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Eyes to the sky this week to see the super-rare Perigee Blue Moon
Aug28

Eyes to the sky this week to see the super-rare Perigee Blue Moon

  We haven’t seen a Full Moon like this one in over 27 years, and we won’t see another one until the 22nd century! 2023 has a “bonus” Full Moon and it rises on the night of August 30-31. In any given calendar year, there are typically 12 Full Moons — one occurring in each month. Every once in awhile, though, due to the exact timing of when the Full Moons occur, we get an extra one. That means we have a...

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The Month of February 2023: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore
Feb03

The Month of February 2023: Holidays, Fun Facts, Folklore

Everything You Should Know About February What do we celebrate in February? What is February famous for? Here’s a short list of holiday happenings and February facts that you should know! The Month of February February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of purification and atonement that took place this time of year. See all the...

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What the Green Comet Tells Us About the Past—and the Future
Feb01

What the Green Comet Tells Us About the Past—and the Future

A comet can have material that is largely unchanged from its makeup four billion years ago, which might be one step in understanding how habitable worlds form elsewhere.Photograph by Thomas Lindemann / AP   Comets are inspiring marvels in the night sky. They may also hold the secrets of habitable planets. The last time that the green comet was visible, there were rhinoceros-size wombats living in Australia, along with some...

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Lunar New Year 2023: The Year of the Rabbit
Jan19

Lunar New Year 2023: The Year of the Rabbit

What Is the Lunar New Year? Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) happens this year on Sunday, January 22, 2023. Why does the Lunar New Year start at a different time each year? How is this important holiday celebrated? What does the Year of the Rabbit symbolize? Learn all about this holiday! When Is Lunar New Year? Lunar New Year begins on the date (in East Asia) of the second new Moon after the winter solstice, which...

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We made it through another year!  Huzzah!! Mercury is Retro on the Full Moon as we start the New Year!
Jan06

We made it through another year! Huzzah!! Mercury is Retro on the Full Moon as we start the New Year!

                                   Winter is here!   Mercury turned Retrograde Dec 29th, 2022                                        FULL MOON in Cancer, Jan 06, 2023   I am happy to say that despite whatever challenges, the ESP LAB and I made it through the past year! Huzzah! Huzzah.  It was a year of the tiger which some say is a vicious year.  2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit, which starts on the Chinese New Moon of...

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Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2023
Jan06

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2023

winter mercury retro full moon Jan23 What Is Mercury Retrograde and What Does It Mean for You? Mercury enters retrograde motion starting on December 28, 2022, and lasting into the new year! According to the age-old practice of astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. What exactly does it mean for each of us, though? Read on to find out. What Is “Mercury Retrograde”? Three times a year, the planet...

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The 1st ever Election Day Blood Moon lunar eclipse is coming on Nov. 8
Nov03

The 1st ever Election Day Blood Moon lunar eclipse is coming on Nov. 8

This will be the second and final lunar eclipse of 2022. Early on Election Day morning, early risers will have an opportunity to observe the November Beaver Moon undergo a total eclipse. This will be the second lunar eclipse this year; the last one took place on May 16, 2022(opens in new tab). You may want to try and catch this one next week as there won’t be another total lunar eclipse until March 14, 2025. The lunar...

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Stunning NASA James Webb Telescope Image Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings
Oct05

Stunning NASA James Webb Telescope Image Reveals Neptune’s Delicate Rings

  The trailblazing machine delivers once again, offering us the best view of Neptune since 1989. When we imagine a world embraced by cosmic haloes, we typically envision Saturn. One might even argue Saturn based its entire personality on those dazzling rings — and rightfully so. They’re solid. Visible. Luxurious even. But if you didn’t already know, it is my honor to tell you Neptune has rings too. They’re...

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“Mercury Retro on the FULL MOON as we approach Fall Equinox!”
Sep12

“Mercury Retro on the FULL MOON as we approach Fall Equinox!”

Fall is near!   Sun enters Libra Sept 22, 2022!                                                                  FULL MOON in Pisces, September 10, 2022    The planet Mercury– which rules the mind, communication, business, & transportation– has gone on another vacation and this one lasts from September 9th to October 2nd, 2022.  Mercury is Retrograde approximately 20% of the time.  I have moved into plod mode for this term, and...

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Fall Equinox Newsletter
Sep12

Fall Equinox Newsletter

Celebrate the Cycle of Life,   The Fall Equinox is the second of the three major harvest festivals. The Celtic name for it is Mabon: the season of storing food and preserving nature’s bounty for the coming winter months. This year it will be on September 22nd at 6:04 pm PDT just as the sun enters Libra, the sign of the balancing scales. The term Equinox refers to this balance of day and night. Fall is the time of plants shedding...

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Spectacular Image of Heart of Phantom Galaxy Showcases Webb’s Power
Sep01

Spectacular Image of Heart of Phantom Galaxy Showcases Webb’s Power

Incredible new images of the spectacular Phantom Galaxy, M74, showcase the power of space observatories working together in multiple wavelengths. In this case, data from the James Webb Space Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope complement each other to provide a comprehensive view of the galaxy. The Phantom Galaxy is located approximately 32 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Pisces. It lies almost face-on to...

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Countdown begins for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission and maiden flight of SLS megarocket
Sep01

Countdown begins for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission and maiden flight of SLS megarocket

Lightning strikes one of three 600-foot towers protecting launch complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center where NASA’s new SLS moon rocket stands poised for launch Monday at 8:33 a.m. EDT.SPACEFLIGHTNOW.COM Countdown clocks began ticking Saturday for the maiden launch of NASA new Space Launch System rocket Monday on a long-awaited mission to send an unpiloted Orion crew capsule around the moon and back. Charlie...

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The last supermoon of the year ‘sturgeon moon’ is here
Aug11

The last supermoon of the year ‘sturgeon moon’ is here

SUPER MOON on 8-11-2022 rising over Durango Colorado at 1:30 am Photo by Sam Rose People across the world will be able to view the last supermoon of the year on Thursday and Friday. A “sturgeon moon,” as it is referred to in August, occurs when the moon is at its fullest during a time when it is also closest to the Earth, making it appear larger and brighter in the sky. Keep it here for images and updates. If you...

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Comet NEOWISE
Jul18

Comet NEOWISE

  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) photographed from Germany on July 14, 2020 Discovery Discovered by NEOWISE Discovery date March 27, 2020[1] Orbital characteristics A Epoch 2458953.5 (April 14, 2020) Observation arc 113 days Number of observations 376 Orbit type Long period comet Aphelion 538 AU (inbound) 710 AU (outbound) Perihelion 0.29478 AU...

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How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month
Jul18

How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month

Early morning risers have been treated to views of Comet Neowise, captured in a photo in Kansas on Monday, but the comet will be visible in Colorado about an hour after sunset this week. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) It’s visible to the naked eye in dark skies! The early reviews are in: Comet NEOWISE is a hit! Those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for...

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