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#731722 - 12/17/11 05:22 PM Christmas in the skies
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Christmas is a special day with a magic of its own. A Christmas eclipse is a great treat and centuries ago a long-awaited comet finally showed up on Christmas day. On the other hand, imagine spending the holidays a quarter of a million miles from home as the crew of Apollo 8 did.

Christmas in the skies
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#731728 - 12/17/11 06:13 PM Re: Christmas in the skies [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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Mona I found that a fascinating article. Masses of info. and I liked the way you tied it together with Issac Newton at the end.
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#732285 - 12/20/11 07:27 AM Re: Christmas in the skies [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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This is a good post. I like the details that you have given.

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#732861 - 12/22/11 01:07 AM Re: Christmas in the skies [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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The star of Bethlehem did not exist in nature. It is a literary star only.
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#733551 - 12/24/11 06:50 AM Re: Christmas in the skies [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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A fascinating article Mona, had not really noticed before just how many astronomy related events took place around Christmas...............and I love that tree. smile

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#797417 - 12/22/12 02:57 PM Re: Christmas in the skies [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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The Expedition 34, who've recently arrived at the International Space Station, have sent holiday greetings to Earth. You can send your greetings to them, too. Here are the links: Space Station Holiday Greetings
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#848593 - 12/22/13 07:17 PM Christmas 2013 [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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This is an article from last year, which you might enjoy. I enjoyed researching it. It's about some Christmases in space and other Christmas-related astronomy events: Christmas in the Skies.

And did you know that there is a Christmas Tree Cluster? It's about 2600 light years away from us in the constellation Monoceros (the Unicorn).


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#848782 - 12/25/13 10:43 AM Earthrise - 45 years ago [Re: Mona - Astronomy]
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William Anders took a picture of Earthrise from lunar orbit on Christmas Eve 1968. Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to orbit the Moon. The photo became - and still is - very popular and has been considered one of the most influential environmental images of all time.
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