A once-in-50,000 year green comet will start its trek past the Earth on Thursday. Due to the lack of light pollution, Wyoming is the best place in the country to see it.
Wyoming sky gazers will have to get strategic to watch this year’s Perseid meteor shower, as light from Thursday night’s supermoon could drown out the meteors’ sparks.
A University of Wyoming astronomer has recommended “early to bed, early to rise” on Friday, as there will be a rare five-planet alignment that morning.
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Wyoming is one of the best locations in the country to watch Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse, according to University of Wyoming planetarium director Max Gilbraith.
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Despite the medium to high level cloud cover in the area, Wyoming will have front row seats for the longest lunar eclipse in 700 years.
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Wyoming residents have the opportunity to see the Lyrid meteor shower at its peak tomorrow morning, but they have to be ready to be up before dawn.
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The Orionids meteor shower is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the year, according to NASA, and are known for their brightness and speed. They can travel at about 148,000 MPH into the Earth’s atmosphere.
Total lunar eclipse to occur Sunday during moon’s closest orbit to Earth By Ike Fredregill, Cowboy State Daily (Image credit: NASA) When the moon hits your eye like a big cherry pie, that’s a Super Blood Wolf Moon, aka total lunar eclipse, and it’s happening Sunday night. “A lunar eclipse is when the moon passes…