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11 MUST-SEE Skywatching Events for 2014 (Infographic)

Yesterday, Space.com published this great infographic which highlights some of the most awesome space-related phenomenon and events that will be happening this year.

Skywatchers: mark your calenders! (Click on infographic to enlarge)


What Does The Shadow of A Solar Eclipse Look Like From Space? (gif)

This amazing gif was generated using images captured by a weather satellite owned by EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites).

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The satellite is traveling in geosynchronous orbit, meaning it’s orbiting Earth at the same speed that Earth rotates on its axis. This is what allows the satellite to focus on the same region the whole time.

(Feature photo courtesy of nethskie2010)