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Geomagnetic Storm Alert

hole has opened up in the sun's atmosphere and solar wind is spilling out. It's a "coronal hole," colored black in this March 21st ultraviolet image from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO):

High-latitude geomagnetic storms are possible when the solar wind reaches Earth on March 24th or 25th. Sky watchers from Scandinavia to Alaska should be alert for auroras
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Bright Nova In Cygnus!

What a year this is turning out to be. For the 3rd time in 2007 a Nova has exploded in our galaxy and this time it is perfectly placed for us and within range of binoculars and basic digital cameras. Here are the details sent to me from David Moore...

A bright Nova ('new star') in Cygnus was discovered from Japan by Akihiko Tago on the evening of March 15 at magnitude 7.4 (within easy ...
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Comet Encke Returns!

Comet Encke will be making a bright appearance in the late March evening sky. Currently mag + 11 it is expected to reach mag + 6 in a few weeks time presenting us with a nice visual challenge. This would be a good one for the DSLR imagers here. Can you you catch it? I have put together an article on the comet here (scroll down)...

Here is the finder chart...
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Latest Aurora alert- March 14th
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Aurora Alert March 6th

Aurora alert now issued
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Total Lunar Eclipse from Sweden

Hi all!
Here is a photo of the Lunar Eclipse from Sweden taken with a Celestron NexStar11 GPS @ 1764mm and a Canon DSLR.

/P-M Hedén

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Lunar Eclipse

There is a Lunar eclipse tomorrow (Saturday) evening. Cameras on standby.
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Saturn occultation

Don't forget that there is an occultation / grazing occ. of Saturn by the Moon tonight at approx 2:30 am. Good photo opportunity for those of you living above the cloud base.
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Aurora alet Sat 24th Feb

Sky watchers from should be alert for auroras perhaps as early as tonight but more likely on Feb. 25th. That's when a solar wind stream is due to hit Earth's magnetosphere
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