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Images By Stan 19h
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Bruce McCurdy 18h
Very nice display of noctilucent clouds seen above NW horizon, below darker local cloud deck. Silvery blue , highly structured & fairly bright tonight. My 8th sighting of 2019, a high number this early in the season. Site: Iggy's Lookout, St Albert, AB
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Astronomy Edmonton 23h
Reports of this year are more widespread, including from more southerly locations, than ever before it seems. Here in Alberta our group has been tracking them since the 1980s, & they seem more active than ever
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Lone Athanasakis Jun 17
I have never seen such a high and wide NLC before. I was shooting from 23.30 to 03.30 and it change all the time. This is a place we call "The view". I hope you can have a clue on how big it was :-) Its a pano of 18 pictures.
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Images By Stan Jun 18
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 17
Replying to @skymaps
Wondered if it might be a Daylight Savings Time thing, but knew for sure you would want to fix whatever it was.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 17
Thread about tonight's Full Moon paired with Jupiter. The Moon will be officially full at 02:31 MDT
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 17
We can also recommend this site: "Atchakosuk: Ininewuk Stories of the Stars" featuring Wilfred Buck of Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre. Wilfred is widely recognized as an authority, has spoken to various dark sky events here in Alberta
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 17
This is an excellent source for Ojibway, Cree, & Mohawk. Have vetted it with the Cree teacher at Prince Charles Elementary. As for the Mi'kmaq, that info is from the Observer's Calendar.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 17
Replying to @skymaps
We have it an hour (minus a few minutes) from now
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Bruce McCurdy Jun 17
Tonight's flashy duo of the Full Moon near conjunction with Jupiter-at-opposition, both bodies at their brightest. Which is ~10,000x brighter for the closer body, mind, thus my creative use of tree branches to filter it down & constrain the inevitable lens flare.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 16
Replying to @EdmontonRASC
4/4 The Moon will technically reach the Full phase at 02:31 MDT on Monday morning. Jun 17, but it will appear full all night long.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 16
Replying to @EdmontonRASC
3/ In the Cree culture of Alberta's first peoples, June's Full Moon is known as Opiniyawiwipisim, the Egg Laying Moon, marking the month when the birds & waterfowl begin to lay their eggs. To the Mi'kmaq people of Atlantic Canada, it is the Trees Fully Leaved Moon.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 16
Replying to @EdmontonRASC
2/ Moon-Jupiter pair will be 2 brightest objects in sky,Moon in class of its own but Jupiter 10x as bright as any visible star. Jupiter will be to Moon's upper right, 2 o'clock angle. Moon will gradually pull away overnight, speeding eastward by roughly its own diameter each hour
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 16
Tonight the Full Moon will appear very close to Jupiter, both rising in SE just before sunset. Jupiter was recently at opposition, & Full Moon is similarly opposite Sun in our sky. Full Moon in June rides very low in southern sky, following a similar path as the Sun in December
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Alistair Hamill Jun 16
Look up to the south in tonight's sky and you'll see a striking conjunction: a 99% illuminated Moon with Jupiter right beside. And, if you stick a 200mm zoom onto your camera, you might just make our three Jovian moons too: Callisto, Ganymede and Io!
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 14
Noctilucent clouds currently visible from central Alberta. This image was captured in St. Albert.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 12
Replying to @EdmontonRASC
2/ At magnitude -2.5, Jupiter is currently ~10x brighter than the sky's brightest stars. To the unaided eye it is bigger than a star & shines with a steadier light with no twinkling. View it thru binoculars or a small telescope & look for its 4 moons lined up to either side.
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Astronomy Edmonton Jun 12
1/ Jupiter, the King of the Planets, was at oppositon on Monday and today is at its closest to Earth in 2019. It is opposite the Sun in the sky, rising at sunset & riding low in the southern sky all night long. That's "low" as in equivalent to the altitude of the Sun in December.
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EarthSky Jun 12
Are you an early riser? If so - if you live in the Northern Hemisphere - you might know your earliest sunrises of the year are happening now. Southern Hemisphere? Your earliest sunsets are around now. Read more
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