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Astro Bob

On Wednesday evening, the moon will cover up the planet Mars. Don't miss this must-see event.
China recently added on to their Tiangong space station making it brighter and easier to see. Check it out this week.
This busy month for skywatching includes a rare Martian "cover-up" and the annual Geminid meteor shower.
The Red Planet is only 50.6 million miles away — almost walking distance! It won't get this close again until May 2031.

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Here's something you don't see very often: the moon eclipsing the Earth! We also preview a new, multi-part lunar mission launching Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The prototype BlueWalker 3 satellite that will usher in space-based, broadband cell service is now easily visible with the naked eye. Get ready. More than 100 even brighter satellites are planned.
Cetus emerges from the sea of night to prepare the way for Orion. How to find this enormous yet unfamiliar constellation.
When it comes to flying around in space, there's a lot happening this week.
A meter-wide asteroid came down over southern Ontario not far from Niagara Falls this weekend. Astronomers saw it coming.
NASA shoves off to the moon early Wednesday morning, Nov. 16.

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For the next week, you can follow the moon and its phases in the daytime sky.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Earth and Uranus will be at their closest for the year. All you need is a pair of binoculars to find and track this distant blue world.
Some got to stay put to see the eclipse. Others had to travel. I share my impressions and seek yours.

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