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August 12, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Perseid Meteor Shower

As The NY Times describes it:

the annual Perseid meteor shower will fill the sky with shooting stars. At its peak, between Aug. 11 and Aug. 14, an average of one shooting star a minute will zip through the night sky.

I have a number of related resources already at The Best Sites For Learning About Meteor Showers, but here are some new ones specific to this week:

The Perseid meteor shower — the year’s best — is tonight. Here’s how to see it. is from Vox.

Infographic Seeing the Perseid meteor shower is from The L.A. Times.

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July 30, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Learning About The Blue Moon

From CNN:

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you’ll be right to say it was “once in a blue moon.”

The July 31 appearance of the month’s second full moon will be the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren’t perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month.

But Earth’s satellite will most likely not appear blue at all.

Here are some additional resources on Friday’s event:

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Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

You might also be interested in these other moon-related “Best” lists:

The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

 

The Best Resources About The “Supermoon”

The Best Resources For “Moon Day”

The Best Resources For Learning About The Blood Moon

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July 20, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Today Is The Anniversary Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing – Here Are Related Resources

July 20th is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission when the first humans walked on the moon.

You might be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

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