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The Full Picture
Visible from western Canada during the early-morning hours of December 10, the total eclipse of the Moon offered a photogenic target.
The Amazing Spring Planet Parade
All five naked-eye planets appear in our evening sky this spring, with four of them at their best for 2012.
Class Glass: The New Esprit 120 Refractor
Sky-Watcher’s new apo refractor provides premium performance at a premium price.
Bruce Peninsula: Stargazing in Canada’s Shipwreck Capital Designated a dark-sky preserve in 2009, along with its Fathom Five National Marine Park, the Bruce Peninsula is a naturalist’s paradise.
On the Moon
Full Moon Fun: When the Moon is full, deeply shadowed features vanish, while splotches of light and dark dominate the view. This is the best time to investigate a pair of curious bright markings.
Mars Is Drawing Us in Again
Now a brilliant beacon in the constellation Leo, the famous red planet is hard to miss these nights.