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The Eclipse Seasons

There can be no doubt that solar and lunar eclipses are some of the most fascinating sights for the “naked” eye. (And I say “naked” under the assumption that you know never to look directly at the sun without approved protection!) … Continue reading

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Lunar Phases and Motion

The lunar phases…who really understands ’em? We see them all the time. When we look up at the moon in the sky, we’re bound to notice that it looks just a little bit different from the last time we saw … Continue reading

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Pseudoscience

You may have heard of a common pseudoscience—astrology. Astrology is a pseudoscience because it’s a set of beliefs that seem to be based on scientific ideas, but really, it fails to obey even the most basic rules of science. What … Continue reading

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The Ecliptic

The ecliptic, as astronomers call it, is the apparent path of the sun against the background of the stars in the sky. It’s useful because it tells us how to find the planets in the sky. They can be hard to … Continue reading

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