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Astro Bob

A pair of solar blasts are expected to punch up bright auroras across the much of the upper U.S. and Canada Wednesday night.
Astronomers reveal new details about the eruption that rocked the star in 2019.
On Aug. 14, Saturn and the Earth will be shy of a billion miles apart — as close as they get in 2022.
On Thursday, Aug. 11, the full moon will be in conjunction with Saturn. Watch them sail together across the southern sky.

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If you're up late watching the Perseid shower this weekend, give a wink to the big hunter. He's baaaak!
Everyone's favorite meteor shower peaks on Friday night, Aug. 12-13.
Arcturus and the Big Dipper make fine companions on a summer night walk.
Scientists have found pits on the moon with comfortable "shirt sleeve" temperatures.
A look at what the month has in store for stargazers.
Mars and Uranus are close this weekend, the same time the Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower peaks.

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A petal-thin crescent moon passes Venus early this week, making a beautiful sight at dawn. We also look back at the recent aurora.
We have a fair chance of seeing northern lights the next few nights as multiple blasts arrive from the sun.
Iced or hot, enjoy a sip while we get acquainted with Sagittarius, home of the heavenly teapot.

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