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(Photo credit: MORRIS MADURO, UC RIVERSIDE.)

Blood Moon Returns: Total Eclipse On Wednesday Will Be A Rare ‘Selenelion’

California and several other states in the western United States are getting front row seats early Wednesday morning to the second and final total eclipse in the “Blood Moon” tetrad series of 2014.

10/07/2014

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StarDate 5/29/2014: Looking For Stellar Companions

Most of the stars that you see in the night sky aren’t alone — they consist of two stars or more. They’re so far away, though, that their light merges into a single pinpoint.

05/29/2014

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‘Eta Aquarids’ Meteor Shower Visible Now, But Best Shooting Stars On Cinco De Mayo

Remember Halley’s Comet? We’re about to get hit by parts of it as dust from the tail of the comet smashes into earth on the night of May 5th–Cinco de Mayo–during the Eta Aquarids meteor shower.

04/28/2014

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

The moon illuminated by refracted sunlight during a lunar eclipse. (NASA)

‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Visible April 14-15, Beginning Rare Series Of Total Eclipses

Just in time for tax day, which may feel like trying to squeeze blood from a rock, the moon will appear blood-red in a total lunar eclipse on the night of April 14th and overnight into April 15th.

04/04/2014

General view of AT&T Park with a rainbow in the background during the first inning between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 5, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Storm, Sunset Create Spectacular Rainbows Over San Francisco

Visible throughout the region shortly before 7:30 p.m., the bright arcs made for an impressive sunset as a storm front moved through the area.

09/06/2012

A man holds a block of ice at an ice factory (AFP/Getty Images)

Block Of Ice Falls From Sky, Damages Fremont Home

A basketball-size block of ice fell from the sky and hit the roof of a Fremont home on Sunday evening, Fremont police said.

06/11/2012

The rare 10 May annular eclipse appears over Cleveland, Ohio showing the annulus, a thin 'ring of fire,' produced because the sun is never completely covered.  (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Rare ‘Ring Of Fire’ Eclipse Expected In California Sunday

Bay Area sky watchers are in for a rare treat this weekend. After almost two decades, a “ring of fire” eclipse will be visible in the continental United States.

05/18/2012

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International Space Station To Be Visible Above Bay Area

Stargazers and space enthusiasts could have a chance to see the International Space Station in the skies above the Bay Area Tuesday Night.

02/28/2012

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