Events, Sci-Tech

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 2021: Longest lunar eclipse of 21st century to occur this week

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century will occur this week, and residents of North America should be able to view it. The Blood Moon/Beaver Moon lunar eclipse will occur before dawn on Friday, November 19, 2021. On Friday, residents of North America, South America, Australia, and East Asia will see the full Moon turn red…but it won’t …


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Asteroid 40 Harmonia to be visible in Maryland skies on Friday night

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A heavenly body will be visible in Maryland skies on Friday. The asteroid 40 Harmonia, which is about the size of Delaware, will be in the constellation Cetus and visible for most of the evening, although residents will need a telescope or binoculars to see it, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. From In-The-Sky.org: Asteroid 40 Harmonia …


NASA Wallops rocket launch may be visible in Baltimore area on Wednesday night

NOTTINGHAM, MD—If the predicted storms clear out in time, a NASA rocket launch may be visible in the Nottingham area on Wednesday night. A rocket mission launching on May 26 will study radio waves that escape through the Earth’s ionosphere impacting the environment surrounding GPS and geosynchronous satellites, such as those for weather monitoring and communications. Launching from NASA’s Wallops …

NASA to attempt Monday night Wallops rocket launch following second delay

UPDATE: Monday night’s launch has been postponed to no earlier than Tuesday, May 11, at 8:05 p.m. The launch has been postponed due to upper level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Could the third time be the charm? NASA will once again try to launch a Black Brant XII …

NASA to attempt Sunday night Wallops rocket launch following weather delay

UPDATE: Sunday night’s launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, May 10, at 8:04 p.m. The launch has been postponed due to upper level winds not being within the required limits for a safe launch. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—NASA will try again, after weather delayed the launch of a Black Brant XII rocket on Saturday night. …

Saturday night NASA Wallops KiNET-X rocket launch may be visible in Maryland

UPDATE: The launch has been postponed due to weather. Another attempt will be made on Sunday night. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—A mission to explore energy transport in space using a suborbital sounding rocket launching on Saturday night from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia may provide a brief light show for Maryland residents, weather-permitting. The mission is scheduled …

2020 Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Another meteor shower is set to grace the skies over Maryland on Sunday night. The 2020 Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak on Sunday night, December 13 and into the morning hours on Monday, December 14. The Geminids are widely recognized as the best annual meteor shower a stargazer can see, occurring between Dec. 4 to Dec. 17, …