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This evening's pass of International over : Rise: 17:53, low in W Peak: 17:56, halfway from horizon to overhad (SSW) Fade into Earth's shadow 17:59 (SE) At its peak will be >10x as bright as any star in the sky
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 6
UPCOMING Monday Dec 11: general meeting 19:00 Tribute to 65-year (!) member Franklin Loehde 19:30 "A Giant Leap for Alberta" -- Tyler Hrynyk speaks about the successful launch of Alberta's first satellite Public welcome!
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 10
Splendid bright pass of Internaonal coming right up 17:09-17:15 MST Peaks very high in south at 17:12.5
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Bob King Dec 10
How to See the Geminids, Best Meteor Shower of 2017
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 9
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 9
Want to see a good pass of International Space Station? Set your watch/phone for 6 pm this evening, step outside & enjoy the naked-eye spectacle. For : Rise: 18:01, low in W Peak: 18:05, high in S, now 20x brighter than any star Fade: 18:06 & change, sinking in ESE
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Sky & Telescope Dec 9
If you're looking to get someone in your life started in astronomy, here's our collection of articles on basics.
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 6
Fabulous image by 's Alister Ling of the Full Cold Moon setting over the New Walterdale Bridge, Sunday morning Dec 03. Note the distorted reflection of moonlight in the dwindling open water of the North Saskatchewan. Hi-res version here:
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Bruce McCurdy Dec 6
Sunset over the Sturgeon River, 2017.12.06 Just a glorious sight
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 6
UPCOMING Monday Dec 11: general meeting 19:00 Tribute to 65-year (!) member Franklin Loehde 19:30 "A Giant Leap for Alberta" -- Tyler Hrynyk speaks about the successful launch of Alberta's first satellite Public welcome!
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 5
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 5
Favourable BRIGHT pass of International over early this evening Rise: 18:17 (WSW) Close pass of bright star Altair: 18:19½ (SW) Peak: 18:21 as it passes thru Great Square of Pegasus, 58° altitude (S --> SSE) Fade into Earth's shadow: 18:21½ (ESE)
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 5
It was cloudy last night but tonight we'll have a very good pass. Thanks for reminder, stay tuned for details!
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Luca Vanzella Dec 3
As the Ice District rises in , on occasion so does the Full Moon rise over downtown, as it did this earlier this evening.
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 4
Replying to @montymiff
Must be a tidal effect!
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Jeff Wallace 🇨🇦 Dec 3
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 3
Bright pass of International over this evening: Rise: 18:25 WSW Peak: 18:28 SSE at alititude 44° (halfway from horizon to overhead) Fade: 18:29 SE, altitude 43° "Fade" refers to entering Earth's shadow, when the Sun "sets" on the station.
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 3
The Moon is technically full today (as of 8 hours ago). It rises at 17:01 MST in the NE, approximately the opposite direction as the sunset 44 minutes earlier. It is near perigee so larger & brighter than average. (Some call this cyclic effect a Super Moon)
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Astronomy Edmonton Dec 2
The December Full Moon is known in the Cree culture as Thithikopiwipisim = the Hoar Frost Moon. Other cultures refer to it as the Cold Moon or the Long Night Moon. Watch for it tonight!
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