Tag Archives: Equinox

Good chances to see an Aurora this spring

By Mario Carr You can always depend on the coming of Spring to breathe life into our forests. But this year’s vernal equinox has an added bonus that may breathe life into the skies. This year’s conditions are perfect for … Continue reading

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Shine on Harvest Moon

By Mario Carr For centuries, the light of the Harvest Moon has allowed farmers to extend their working hours. This year, the Harvest Moon will appear on the night of Sept 29. It is the first full moon closest to … Continue reading

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March is Messier Marathon month

Every year, amateur astronomers around the globe participate in the Messier marathon to test their observing abilities. Like athletes of the night sky, endurance, fortitude and astronomical knowledge are prerequisites to participate in this all-night event. The goal of the … Continue reading

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Chinese Moon Festival

The Moon Festival is an important time in Chinese culture. It parallels the autumn equinox when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.  It is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, Lantern festival or Moon cake Festival. It is … Continue reading

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September’s Harvest Moon illusion

Last month, more than 250 people gathered at the Binbrook Conservation Area to see the Persiods Meteor Shower. Continue reading

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