Articles From : macpuzl

  • Close Pass Asteroid

    [Update with Asteroid Flyby Image]: You may have seen news reports about a largish sized potentially hazardous asteroid, (7482) 1994 PC1, that will be flying by Earth over the next few days.

  • January Space Station

    The International Space Station will be making some nice visible evening passes above Santa Barbara from January 13 through January 21.

  • The Sky and ISS for December

    Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus dominate the early evening skies to the southwest, showing the line of the ecliptic, the plane of the solar system.

  • Lunar Eclipse and ISS

    The constellations of Autumn, along with Saturn and Jupiter, are setting earlier, but it's getting dark earlier, too

  • October Sky Sights

    Mars is now in conjunction with the Sun, but will be back for a nice appearance at a decent altitude in December of 2022. 

  • September ISS and Sky

    The watery sky is now dominating the east and south, and familiar autumn constellations are returning, led by Pegasus

  • August Sky and Space Station

    Mercury, Venus, and Mars are hanging out low in the western sunset sky in early August, but only bright Venus will be easily visible.

  • July Sky and Space Station(s)

    On Monday, July 5, we are at aphelion, our most distant from the Sun for the year, about 3.4% farther away than we were at perihelion in January.

  • June ISS and Sky

    The International Space Station will be making some bright visible passes through our evening skies in the first week of June, June Gloom permitting.

  • End of May ISS

    The International Space Station will say goodbye to May with a long series of visible appearances in Santa Barbara’s evening skies, if the May Gray stays away.

  • The May Sky

    The International Space Station will be appearing in our evening skies from May 13 through June 6.

  • April Space Station and Sky

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s early April evening skies, weather permitting.

  • March Space Station and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies in the next week, if the sky is clear.

  • February Space Station and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies in early February, if the sky is clear.

  • January Space Station and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible evening passes through Santa Barbara’s skies in the next week, if the clouds are polite.

  • Moon Occults Venus

    Chuck shares a video of the Moon occulting the planet Venus at 1:17 PM PST from Santa Barbara.

  • The ISS and the Seven Sisters

    Chuck shares a shot of the International Space Station passing through the Pleiades from our point of view on Monday evening, just before it faded away into the Earth’s shadow. 

  • December ISS and Sky Happenings

    The International Space Station will be making a few visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies in early December.

  • November ISS

    The International Space Station will be making some good visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies during the last half of November.

  • Early Fall ISS, Mars, and Stars

    The International Space Station will be making visible passes through Santa Barbara’s evening skies this weekend.

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