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April 1st, 2018, 5:55 pm #321

Oh good...will take my helmet off now!
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April 1st, 2018, 6:11 pm #322

Oh, that's where and when "they" SAY it will come down... 
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April 1st, 2018, 8:12 pm #323

I am seeing:

"The most recent estimates say the Tiangong 1 space station will be reentering 2 April, around 03:30 UTC, plus/minus a few hours."

That would be 4 hours earlier Eastern Standard time here so any time now I guess
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April 1st, 2018, 9:19 pm #324

Some reports on Twitter that it just crashed near Chile, but not yet confirmed.

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&ver ... 1&src=tyah
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April 1st, 2018, 10:33 pm #325

RIP Heavenly Palace.

I will miss Tiangong 1.  Even though I only saw it once, I think!
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April 2nd, 2018, 3:34 am #326

I guess that South Pacific ending is correct:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tiangong-1 ... 018-04-01/
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April 2nd, 2018, 9:06 am #327

But I have found some debris in my yard that I can't account for.
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April 2nd, 2018, 9:48 am #328

Yes, some big tree branches burned out of orbit into my yard too.
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April 2nd, 2018, 10:30 am #329

On my morning perambulations, I found this in the bog behind my house:

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April 2nd, 2018, 10:34 am #330

Fortune Cookie wrote: On my morning perambulations, I found this in the bog behind my house:

Love your outfit :-)
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April 2nd, 2018, 10:39 am #331

That's not me -- I took the picture. 

That's some of the local color - my neighbor, Festus. 
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April 2nd, 2018, 1:50 pm #332

That looks North Korean to me.
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April 2nd, 2018, 2:03 pm #333

Damon wrote: That looks North Korean to me.
Phew! 

I'm glad it wasn't one of their nukes! Or, if it was, that it didn't go off as intended. 
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April 2nd, 2018, 2:20 pm #334

If at first ......
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April 2nd, 2018, 2:46 pm #335

I would back away from that thing slowly, FC.
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June 27th, 2018, 9:35 am #336



Important activities in the big Moon's neighborhood tonight!

Saturn in Opposition, and dangling near the Full Moon.



Saturn reaches opposition on June 27; it lies opposite the Sun in
our sky, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise. It is also at its brightest,
largest, and nearest to Earth – around 841 million miles distant.


 Look in the moon’s glare for a starlike point. That point is a planet, Saturn.
... the twosome will climb highest up for the night around midnight.  --earthsky
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July 5th, 2018, 4:05 am #337

Here she comes in a few minutes! Should be a bright look.

Time:
Thu Jul 05 4:13 AM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 76°, Appears: 12° above WSW, Disappears: 38° above NE
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July 24th, 2018, 11:17 pm #338

Mars is super red, and super bright tonight!

Very easy to find!

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"Mars has been brighter than Jupiter, which is normally the second-brightest planet and fourth-brightest object in the sky after the sun, moon and planet Venus. Mars now outshines Jupiter by some 1.8 times. It’ll remain brighter than Jupiter until around September 7. Remember Mars in 2003? That was the last time the red planet came exceptionally close to Earth. It was closer in 2003 than it had been in some 60,000 years. In 2018, Mars isn’t quite as bright as it was in 2003. But nearly!"
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July 24th, 2018, 11:21 pm #339

DM3194 wrote: Mars is super red, and super bright tonight!

Very easy to find!

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"Mars has been brighter than Jupiter, which is normally the second-brightest planet and fourth-brightest object in the sky after the sun, moon and planet Venus. Mars now outshines Jupiter by some 1.8 times. It’ll remain brighter than Jupiter until around September 7. Remember Mars in 2003? That was the last time the red planet came exceptionally close to Earth. It was closer in 2003 than it had been in some 60,000 years. In 2018, Mars isn’t quite as bright as it was in 2003. But nearly!"
I saw that walking out of the house tonight. I paused at first thinking it was a plane but figured it must be Mars.
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July 26th, 2018, 7:19 pm #340

Big night in the sky tonight!

Mars in opposition.... at 1:00 a.m.

At its closest and brightest since 2003.

Too bad we don't get the Lunar Eclipse in these parts tonight





A planet is prominent for weeks as we pass nearest to it;
the instant of opposition is just the middle of this time, when
the planet is 180 degrees from the sun. That instant is
July 27 at 05:00 hours UTC, which is 1 a.m. for clocks in
eastern North America.
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