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Friday Night Special--Full Moon, Eclipse and Comet 45P!

Friday Night Special--Full Moon, Eclipse and Comet 45P!
Watch the night sky on Friday for the full moon. The full moon of February  is also called the Snow Moon.  Imagine the moon over a snow-covered landscape, the moonlight almost as bright as daylight. Although the Chicago area has had very little snow this winter compared to recent winters past, February is usually when there is the most... Read more »

Calendar Days

Happy New Year, and a waxing crescent moon. There’s a comet near the moon, too,   in the southwest sky. It’s called Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková—or 45P for short. It’s not easy to see without binoculars or a telescope, but  it is there. You can read more about it here. The moon has its own calendar, its changing phases.... Read more »