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Full Harvest Moon 2021
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Full Moon in September 2021: Harvest Moon

The Full Harvest Moon is coming on September 20, 2021, two days before the September equinox. Learn about the Harvest Moon meaning.

Moon, Saturn and Jupiter September 2021
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Moon in Conjunction With Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter

In September 2021, the Moon will meet with four planets one by one: Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter. Here is how to see them in the sky.

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How to See Starlink Satellites Train Tonight?

Learn more about SpaceX’s Starlinks, find out how to view the satellites from your location, and keep abreast of the recent launches.

Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission
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Inspiration4: SpaceX’s first all-civilian orbital mission

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is ready to carry four people to orbit within the company’s first all-civilian mission. Here is all you need to know.

Neptune at opposition 2021
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Planet Neptune: Explore the Farthest Planet From the Sun!

How big is Neptune? What is Neptune made of? Why is Neptune blue? Read our article and learn curious facts about the outermost planet in the Solar System.

Meteor showers in September
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September Meteor Showers: Complete Guide

Learn curious facts about the Alpha Aurigids, the September Epsilon Perseids, and the Daytime Sextantids, and find out the best time to watch meteor showers!

Earth at twilight
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What's the Difference Between Twilight, Dusk, and Dawn?

What are the definitions for “twilight”, “dusk,” and “dawn”? What are the three types of twilight? In this article, we’ll answer these and other questions.

Pluto guide
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Facts About Pluto: Explore The Peculiar Dwarf Planet

How far is Pluto from the Earth? Why isn’t Pluto a planet? Read this article to get answers to these and many other questions!

Sky Tonight release new
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The New App Release: Meet Sky Tonight™!

A brand-new stargazing app from the creators of Star Walk is finally available for both iOS and Android devices. Today we’ll reveal its unique features.

Full Sturgeon Moon in August 2021
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Full Sturgeon Moon in August: Why Is It Called a Blue Moon?

When is the Full Moon this month? Why Is It Called a Blue Moon? Find answers to these questions and discover the Sturgeon Moon meaning!

Jupiter guide
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Jupiter Explained: The Mind-Blowing Facts

The bright Jupiter is known for its many moons, unstable surface, and mysterious Great Red Spot. Is there something else? Find out!

Perseid meteor shower
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Perseid Meteor Shower 2021: Viewing Guide

The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the night of August 11 and 12! Read this article to find out how to see the Perseids this year.

C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) Erik Bryssinck
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New Naked Eye Comet C/2021 O3 (PanSTARRS)

The Pan-STARRS recently discovered a new comet that potentially can become visible to the naked eye. Here's everything we know about this comet.

Facts About Mercury
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Facts About Mercury: All You Need to Know

The Mercury guide — explore the closest planet to the Sun! Find answers to the most common questions about Mercury here.

Facts About Saturn
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Facts About Saturn: Explore the Amazing Ringed Planet!

How many rings does Saturn have? Where is Saturn tonight in the sky? Find answers to these and other most common questions about Saturn in our article.

Artist's impression of the Boeing Starliner
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Boeing Starliner’s Test Flight to the ISS

The Boeing Starliner spacecraft is scheduled to launch on August 3. Read this article to learn more about this exciting event.

Full Buck Moon 2021
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Full Moon in July 2021: Buck Moon

The Full Buck Moon is coming on July 24, 2021! Learn what a Buck Moon is and what it means. The Moon-Jupiter and Moon-Saturn conjunctions are included.

Meteors in July 2021
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Watch Meteor Showers Peaking In Late July

Find out everything about current meteor showers lighting up the night sky — the Piscis Austrinids, the Southern Delta Aquariids, and the Alpha Capricornids.

New Shepard's First Crewed Flight
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Blue Origin's First Crewed Suborbital Flight

Jeff Bezos’s space company launches its first crewed mission aboard the New Shepard spacecraft named after the first American in space. Read on to learn more!

Asteroid 2015 TB145 passing near Earth
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Should You Worry About an Asteroid Hitting Earth?

Is it likely for an asteroid to hit Earth anytime soon? In this article, we’ll answer the most burning questions about potentially hazardous asteroids.