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A Peregrine Falcon sits atop San Jose City Hall.

Judges Pick Winning Names For 3 Female Peregrine Falcons Born Atop San Jose City Hall

San Jose city officials announced on Tuesday the names given to three female peregrine falcon chicks that were born atop City Hall earlier this year.

05/05/2015

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Celestial Trifecta Friday: Supermoon, Spring Equinox & Solar Eclipse Converge For Rare Event

The week is ending with a celestial trifecta on Friday involving a rare overlap of a supermoon, a total solar eclipse and the start of spring.

03/20/2015

The zodiacal light is a faint, roughly triangular, whitish glow, seen only in dark night skies, which appears to extend up from the vicinity of the sun along the ecliptic, or zodiac. (Getty Images)

15 Images Capture Eerie Zodiacal Light Show In Night Sky

A strange celestial phenomenon is lighting up the western horizon after sunset during the next couple of weeks.

03/11/2015

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Black Supermoon: What (Not) To Look For Wednesday Night

A supermoon is ready to take center stage in the night sky this Wednesday, but with a rare twist: it’ll be a new moon.

02/17/2015

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Twitter Awaits San Francisco Officials’ Review Of Proposal To Build Sky Bridge Walkway

Twitter wants to build a sky bridge to connect the two buildings that make up its San Francisco headquarters to help save employees time in moving from one building to another.

11/05/2014

(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

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