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A lengthy pause in celestial flamboyance ends this week under a shy waxing crescent moon and skies scrubbed clean by a cold front.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks late Saturday into early Sunday, but the approach of another weather system and a growing moon means watching earlier in the week may offer a better chance to see a line of fire scratch into the inky night. 469 more words
As spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, backyard observers return their gaze toward the sky. Gone are the frigid nights of winter, and the lengthening days of spring bring warmer temperatures affording the opportunity to comfortably sit under a starry sky. 500 more words
A defunct space laboratory is set to become a celestial fireball as it re-enters earth’s atmosphere in the next 24 hours, China’s space authority said Sunday, hitting speeds of over 26,000 kilometres an hour before disintegrating. 423 more words