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    Summer ushered in with rare full moon summer solstice. Today is a special day in the Northern Hemisphere. It's the summer solstice, the day with the most amount of sunlight, and the start of summer. Not only that, but people who gaze up to the heavens will also see a full moon, a coincidence...
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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gaze up into the sky and you'll see something rare. And, no, it won't be Santa. He and his reindeers will have already zoomed across the horizon. On Christmas Day, there will be a full moon, the first since 1977. It will reach its peak at 6:11 a.m. EST. This full moon, the...
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    A rare astronomical phenomenon Sunday night will produce a moon that will appear slightly bigger than usual and have a reddish hue, an event known as a super blood moon. It's a combination of curiosities that hasn't happened since 1982, and won't happen again until 2033. A so-called supermoon...
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    Tonight's full moon makes it the second full moon in this month (next time that will happen will be 2018). It is called a "Blue Moon" (nothing to do with color). During most years, the Earth experiences 12 full moons, one in each month. But some years, such as 2015, have 13 full moons, and one...
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    All weekend I was hearing about this super moon on the news. Well tonite the wife and I went out in the yard to observe this phenomenon with a little excitement actually. What a disappointment! It didn't seem any larger or more impressive than any other full moon we've seen. In fact, both of us...
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    The largest full moon of 2014 rises tonight (Aug. 10), and even if you don't have a clear view of the sky, you can still catch the cosmic action live online. August's full moon, a so-called "supermoon," rises when the natural satellite is at perigee - the closest point to Earth in its orbit. It...
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    Do you believe it has been that long ago? I remember watching it live on a small B&W portable TV in my bedroom - I had just completed my freshman year of HS. http://photos.msn.co...mories/23my6udg Forty-five years ago on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin...
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    It almost a super moon but with the spotting scope in a tripod you can still see the craters. Took a few shots with the phone and wow.
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    This starts at 3am... We should all wake our kids as the past four blood moons were during 1492, 1948, and 1967... http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/11/tech/innovation/blood-moon/index.html The interesting thing is that we get a blood moon on the 15th.... Is it a bad sign? Discuss......
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    US Astronauts still taking Russian flights to space http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/03/24/us-astronaut-set-for-70-million-rocket-ride-to-space-station/
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    Tomorrow night (Sept. 6, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. EDT), NASA plans to launch a Moon probe from Wallops Island, VA. Skies are expected to be clear and the launch should be visible to the south at about 15 degrees elevation. Seems like the south shore beaches will be an excellent vantage point. If I'm...
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