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StarDate 4/16/2014: The Moon And Saturn

The Moon and the planet Saturn stage quite a performance tonight. They rise in late evening, with bright golden Saturn quite close to the upper left of the Moon.

04/16/2014

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When Is The Next Blood Moon? October 8th Date For Rare Lunar ‘Tetrad’

After dazzling sky watchers Monday night, get ready for round two. Set your calendar for October 8th, when the second total lunar eclipse in this “Blood Moon” tetrad occurs, but this one is for super early risers, or serious night owls. The full eclipse will occur at 3:55 a.m. over the San Francisco – San Jose – Oakland area.

04/15/2014

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Stardate 4/15/14: Arcturus Shines Bright, But Not Forever

The star patterns that form pretty pictures in the night sky are all temporary. Over time, their shapes will change, erasing the old pictures and creating new ones. It’s not something that’s visible in a human lifetime — or, with a few exceptions, in a hundred lifetimes.

04/15/2014

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StarDate 4/14/2014: Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse, Plus Star ‘Spica’

Tonight is one of the best skywatching nights of the year. The planet Mars blazes through the night like a brilliant orange beacon, with the bright star Spica nearby. But what really elevates the night is a total lunar eclipse, which takes place just a few degrees away from Mars.

04/14/2014

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Indications Of A Strong El Nino Kindle Hope For A Wet Year Ahead For California

It’s far from certain, but conditions are pointing toward El Nino conditions next winter and spring — and the possibility of significant rain for the parched West Coast.

04/12/2014