Tag Archives: Milky Way

Our diminishing night sky

By Mario Carr Light pollution is destroying the night sky. Believe it or not back in the 1930s’ you could actually see the band of the Milky Way from downtown Toronto. Now you can barely see anything. Astronomy writer Terence … Continue reading

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A clash of two galaxies

By Mario Carr Think you’re still when you’re sitting down. Think again. You’re actually moving thousands of kilometres per minute. That’s because the Earth and everything in our Milky Way galaxy is on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy. … 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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Summer is for stargazing

Summer is prime time for astronomy. Temperatures are perfect for stargazing. Now is the time to get out there and enjoy the wonders of the universe. From a dark sky around 11 p.m.mid month you can see the white band … Continue reading

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Distort your senses of the night sky

You are about to take a voyage of discovery that’s 100 per cent within the realm of site and sound. You may think you’re in the twilight zone but you’re not.  It’s reality. Temporal Distortions by Dakotalapse is the most … Continue reading

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Seeing the sun in the night sky

Did you know you can see the glow of the sun at night? It’s called the zodiacal light. The light appears as a faint whitish glow in the night sky. As the sun’s rays travel through space, they are scattered … Continue reading

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