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Mars and Venus Are About to Make Out, Guys

The cosmos is in constant motion, and during the month of July, the movements of celestial bodies are an especially welcome treat for those on the ground. The two planets situated on either side of Earth—Mars and Venus—are poised to drift within a relatively close distance of each other, at least in the grand scheme… […]

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When to Watch the Moon and Mars’ Superior Conjunction This Month

If your work involves staring at a screen all day, the sky is giving you ample reason to savor some much needed respite from the grind this month. On Thursday, an annular eclipse in parts of the far northern hemisphere will produce a “Ring of Fire,” when the moon crosses the sun’s facade, and pretty […]

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When to Watch the Moon and Mars’ Superior Conjunction This Month

If your work involves staring at a screen all day, the sky is giving you ample reason to savor some much needed respite from the grind this month. On Thursday, an annular eclipse in parts of the far northern hemisphere will produce a “Ring of Fire,” when the moon crosses the sun’s facade, and pretty […]

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When to Watch the Moon and Mars’ Superior Conjunction This Month

If your work involves staring at a screen all day, the sky is giving you ample reason to savor some much needed respite from the grind this month. On Thursday, an annular eclipse in parts of the far northern hemisphere will produce a “Ring of Fire,” when the moon crosses the sun’s facade, and pretty […]

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How and When to Catch the Brightest Planets on Display Throughout February

Over the past two months we’ve been treated to some pretty amazing things in the night sky. February, on the other hand, is a little quieter—especially when it comes to planets. Of the five planets we can usually see with the naked eye (those would be Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn), really, only Mars […]

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How and When to Catch the Brightest Planets on Display Throughout February

Over the past two months we’ve been treated to some pretty amazing things in the night sky. February, on the other hand, is a little quieter—especially when it comes to planets. Of the five planets we can usually see with the naked eye (those would be Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn), really, only Mars […]

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How and When to Catch the Brightest Planets on Display Throughout February

Over the past two months we’ve been treated to some pretty amazing things in the night sky. February, on the other hand, is a little quieter—especially when it comes to planets. Of the five planets we can usually see with the naked eye (those would be Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn), really, only Mars […]

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