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Lake of Dreams, Bay of Roughness, Sea of the Edge — see them all tonight! Read post here .
NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe on Aug. 12 on a mission to a star — our very own sun! You'd think it would be easy to drop down to the center of the solar system. Like rolling a rock downhill. Not on your life. Find out why. Read post here .
I really enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower and hope you had a chance to see it, too. My daughter Maria came over and we reclined in the driveway talking and watching quietly till 1 in the morning. Read post here .
Can you spot the sun? I almost couldn't when I took this photo last night. Find out the best way to watch the Perseids if your sky is choked with smoke from the western wildfires. Read post here .
All you need to know to capture a meteor whether the Perseids this weekend or any other shower. Read post here .
Turning eyes to the sky
It's time for the Perseids again! This has to be the most fun shower of the year. The sky is often clear, weather pleasant and nobody worries too much about staying up late. The peak happens Sunday night. Read post here .
Sometimes I have to remind myself that the sun is a star. It seems so singular, so incredible, yet it's just like the ones we see twinkling away on clear nights. Read post here .
August nights are some of the best of the year to take in the magnificence of the Milky Way. Every wonder what our galaxy would look like if you could see it from above? Read post here .
In the past few days several people have mentioned they've been seeing more meteors than usual. Late July through mid-August is a busy times for shooting stars ... and not just the Perseids. Read post here .