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BUCK MOON: Second supermoon of 2022 rises tonight

BALTIMORE, MD—The first full moon of astrological summer will rise on Wednesday night, and it will be the second supermoon of 2022. It will also be the largest supermoon of the year. “Supermoon” is a loose term that refers to a new or full moon that is within 90 percent of its closest point to Earth, as coined by astrologer …


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2022 Blood Moon total lunar eclipse to be visible in Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The first lunar eclipse of 2022 will take place next week, and Marylanders could be in for a treat if the weather cooperates. A total lunar eclipse will be visible in total phase from portions of the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the east Pacific on May 15th and 16th. Space.com reports that the partial eclipse begins May 15 …


‘Potentially hazardous,’ massive asteroid 4660 Nereus to pass by Earth this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A massive asteroid will pass by Earth this weekend, and NASA has categorized it as “potentially hazardous.” The Eiffel Tower-sized asteroid, named 4660 Nereus, is 1,082 feet long/tall and will break into Earth’s orbit traveling at 14,700 MPH on Saturday, December 11, according to Space.com. The asteroid is expected to skim past Earth without making impact, thankfully, but categorizes …

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 …

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 …

Leonid Meteor Shower 2020: Best times to see shooting stars in Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The annual Leonid Meteor Shower peaks on Monday night, but shooting stars will likely be visible throughout the week across Baltimore County. The most meteors are expected to be visible on Monday night and into the dawn hours on Tuesday.  At the shower’s peak, stargazers may see as many as 10 to 15 meteors per hour. The Leonids are …

Perseid meteor shower 2019: Nottingham-area viewing guide

NOTTINGHAM, MD – The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most-anticipated meteor showers of 2019, peaks on Monday night, but the nearly-full moon might put a damper on things this year. Spectators can expect to see just 10-15 Perseids per hour, or maybe slightly more on the peak, which occurs overnight tonight (August 12-13), according to NASA meteor expert Bill …