Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility ~ "Cosmic Highlights"

NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

Plenty of cosmic highlights over the next several days: tonight, the Sun, Earth, and Mars are in alignment, which occurs about every 26 months.

April 14—Mars makes its closest approach toward Earth.

 April 15—lunar eclipse across the United States (set your clocks early—first views start around 1:20 a.m. on the East Coast).

 And, here's a bonus for those in the Wallops area: the International Space Station will fly overhead tonight starting at 7:51 p.m. EDT—visible for 6 minutes.

Look for a very bright dot speeding across the sky appearing southwest and disappearing northeast with a max height of 88 degrees.

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