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Archive for May 24, 2010

Earthsky Tonight—- May 25: Mercury at greatest

Earthsky Tonight—- May 25: Mercury at greatest morning elongation on May 26

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet, reaches its greatest morning elongation from the sun tomorrow (Wednesday, May 26). The term greatest elongation specifically applies to inferior planets – the planets that orbit the sun inside of Earth’s orbit: Mercury and Venus. As seen from Earth, Mercury – like a dog on a leash – never strays far from the sun. Mercury only becomes visible in the morning sky when ... Full Story

Hot Rods, Customs and Classics at The Ranch

Hot Rods, Customs and Classics at The Ranch

Hot Rods, Customs and Classics Coming to The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland for the Goodguys 13th Colorado Nationals, June 4-6 (Loveland, CO) – Hear that throaty V-8 rumble off in the distance? It’s the sound of 2,000 hot rods and custom cars headed to the Loveland/Ft. Collins area. The Goodguys 13th Colorado Nationals will take over The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland June 4, 5 & 6, turning the spacious and scenic acreage of The Ranch into a scene from American Graffiti. ... Full Story

Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay

Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2010 Colorado Hay Directory. This annual publication markets Colorado hay to buyers in the state and around the country. “For 23 years this publication has helped connect hay producers and buyers,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “And it continues to be an important marketing tool for Colorado’s hay industry.” The listing fee is $25, and ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 24: Bright star near moon is

Earthsky Tonight—May 24: Bright star near moon is Spica

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The waxing gibbous moon glides past the star Spica in the constellation Virgo this evening. It passes relatively close to Spica for a day or two each month that Spica is visible in our night sky. It does the same with other bright stars such as Regulus in the constellation Leo, Antares in the constellation Scorpius and Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus. Have you ever heard of the moon near Polaris the North Star? If ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – May23: Moon leaving Saturn,

Earthsky Tonight – May23: Moon leaving Saturn, approaching Spica

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Yesterday – on Saturday evening – the waxing gibbous moon shone close to the planet Saturn. This Sunday evening, a fuller waxing gibbous moon beams in between Saturn and the star Spica. Tomorrow – on Monday – a larger yet waxing gibbous moon will couple up with Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. As the moon makes its rounds through the starry heavens, its passes through every constellation of ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 22, Moon near golden planet

Earthsky Tonight—May 22, Moon near golden planet Saturn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org find the moon in a waxing gibbous phase this evening – more than half lighted but less than full – in the sky from sunset until after midnight. Tonight’s moon will be visible near a bright object in our sky. It’s not a star, but a planet – Saturn, planet of the rings. Given clear skies, almost everyone around the world can see the moon and Saturn near each other this evening. Earth passed between Saturn and ... Full Story

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