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Totally fogged out here.

Boo hiss.


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As the totally eclipsed moon was just poking up above the trees, a conga line of starlink satellites was passing straight overhead.


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https://patch.com/us/across-america/rar ... -star-june
Rare Planet Alignment, Supermoon, 'Electric Blue Clouds' Star In June
The rare alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn won't be seen until 2040; blue clouds shimmer with solstice after supermoon.


Ta-Da! Planets Align
One of the most anticipated celestial events of June is the rare alignment of planets that won't occur again until August 2040, according to AccuWeather.

A procession of planets — in order, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — will be visible in the predawn hours before the end of the month. The best date to mark is before 5 a.m. local time on June 24, when a crescent moon joins the planetary parade.

Best of all, the planetary alignment is visible without a telescope, though AccuWeather notes that Mercury may be hard to spot because it's the dimmest of the planets and will be the lowest in the sky.

The alignment begins around mid-month and will only be visible for about two weeks.


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Love the music, pj!


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Arizona Wildfire Reaches Kitt Peak National Observatory, Telescopes Possibly Damaged
The Contreras Fire, which has been raging through the Arizona mountains since last week, has reached Kitt Peak National Observatory, threatening the site’s telescopes.

Kitt Peak National Observatory is an astronomical research facility located on the land of the Tohono O’odham Nation in the mountains of Tuscon, Arizona, and the observatory is run by the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab — the National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. Wildfires have been burning across the American Southwest recently, and the Contreras Fire has made its way to the observatory. NOIRLab said in a press release that the fire started as a lightning strike, while the mountainous terrain and high winds in the area have made firefighting difficult. According to the Arizona Emergency Information Network, the Contreras Fire has scorched nearly 11,500 acres as of June 16 with no signs of slowing.
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:eek:


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4 non-scientific buildings were lost.

No telescopes damaged.

Looks like the Flying Spaghetti Monster is quite happy for mankind to explore the universe and piece together the finest details of his creation.


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Pshew!


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. Epic alignment of 5 planets, moon to peak after summer solstice

Epic alignment of 5 planets, moon to peak after summer solstice
Brian Lada
June 15, 2022·3 min read
A rare planetary alignment that won't occur again for nearly two decades has taken shape in the night sky, and while it will remain visible through the end of June, viewing the spectacle may be tricky and could require losing some sleep.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have lined up in the early morning sky, a planetary procession that can be seen above the eastern horizon every morning through the end of June. This long-lasting event will give early risers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sights of the planetary quintet.

The last time that all five of these planets were visible in the night sky at the same time was in 2004, the same year that Facebook was created and three years before the first iPhone was released, according to Sky & Telescope magazine.

A telescope is not required to see this month's unique grouping of planets, but it could still be difficult to spot all five, even if the weather is perfect.

The parade of planets will be best seen about 45-60 minutes before sunrise on cloud-free mornings through the end of the month. Since June features some of the earliest sunrises of the entire year, this translates to heading outside before 5 a.m., local time, to look skyward.
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