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THIS WEEKEND: The Latest Sunset of the Year
Last Sunday, June 20, summer OFFICIALLY started. This was the "longest day of the year" as our Sun was above the horizon for the greatest amount of time, with over 15 hours of daylight. So, you’d think that this also means the earliest sunrise and latest sunset would also happen on this day, but they don't. T...
“Ring of Fire Eclipse” on Thursday
A partial solar eclipse will be visible right at sunrise on Thursday. Depending on where you are located, if your sky is clear toward the horizon, the rising sun will appear slightly dented or ring-shaped. There will only be very few places — in parts of Canada, Greenland, and northern Russia — that will be able to see the ‘Ring of Fire Eclipse.’ Those located within a path...
Geomagnetic Storm Headed Towards Earth
On May 22nd, millions of tons of gas erupted sending solar flares hurtling into space, unlike anything we've seen in years. According to NOAA models, this energy will hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of Tuesday, May 25th, potentially igniting moderate geomagnetic storms on May 26th. These could possib...
This Weekend: Sun Will be 7% Brighter
What? In the cold of winter? Yep.  At 7:51 AM on Saturday, January 2, the Earth will be only 91,399,453 miles away from the sun -- which is roughly three million miles closer than it will be at its furthest point in July. Earth is closest to the sun every year in early January...
Northern Alaska Just Began its ’66 Days of Night’
Yesterday afternoon the city of Utquiagvik, Alaska, (formerly known as 'Barrow') witnessed its final setting of the sun until January 23rd. The city is located North of the Arctic Circle and for the next 66 days the sun will be just below the horizon, giving the area a seemingly never-ending feeling of dusk...

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