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Re: What's happening in the sky in September

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:10 pm

You can register with the Planetarium and they will e-mail you when something is on the go :thumbs_up:
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Re: What's happening in the sky in September

Unread postby BushFairy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:34 pm

Here's a pic of the venus-moon alignment on saturday - I'm still learning how to use my new camera so they aren't the best, BUT WOW, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Re: What's happening in the sky in September

Unread postby o-dog » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:56 pm

Very nice BushFairy! :thumbs_up:

It was a beautiful sight!
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Re: What will be happening in the sky?

Unread postby Sharifa » Mon May 14, 2012 3:53 pm

A solar coronal mass ejection (CME) is travelling from the sun at 1000km per /sec and will give the Earth a glancing blow. The sun goes through a solar cycle every 11 years and there is an increased activity on the surface.

The CME might have a impact on S.A. because of the South Atlantic Anomaly, where the Earth's magnetic field is weakest.

At 4.00 pm this afternoon a solar flare will brush the Earth. No major disturbances but satellites might be slightly disrupted.

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Re: What will be happening in the sky?

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:28 pm

You have probably heard about it already, but we are in for a bit of fun...
A titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, which you can actually see if you are in the Southern half of the Earth.

Have a read and view here:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archiv ... s/2012/20/

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