Jupiter and Saturn will come close enough to form first ‘double planet’ visible in nearly 800 years

In the complex dance of the solar system, two celestial bodies about to partner up.



a star filled sky with Gallery Arcturus in the background: Jupiter and Saturn have been appearing increasingly closer in the night sky, and they will appear to overlap as a “double planet” on Dec. 21.


Jupiter and Saturn have been appearing increasingly closer in the night sky, and they will appear to overlap as a “double planet” on Dec. 21.

Jupiter and Saturn often look far apart — two separate specks puncturing different parts of the night sky. But later this month, the two largest planets in the solar system will come so close to each other that they may appear to be overlapping, according to NASA, creating a kind of “double planet” that has not been visible since the Middle Ages.

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Skywatch: What’s happening in the heavens in December

The once-in-a-lifetime sight is the product of an astronomical event known as a “conjunction,” in which two objects line up with each other in the sky. When it involves Jupiter and Saturn catching up to each other, it’s

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Lunar eclipse will be visible during the full beaver moon this weekend

Take a break from online holiday shopping this weekend to enjoy the full moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse.



The full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse is shown here, as seen from Kathmandu on January 11.


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The full moon during the penumbral lunar eclipse is shown here, as seen from Kathmandu on January 11.

Both events will be visible early Monday morning.

Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon, but a penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total lunar eclipse.

A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon moves into Earth’s penumbra, or outer shadow. This causes the moon to look darker than normal.

During a total lunar eclipse, the change is more dramatic because the entire moon appears to be a deep red color.

This is the last penumbral eclipse of the year and will be visible to those in North and South America, Australia and parts of Asia. Check Time and Date to see when it will occur in

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Fleets are still visible on Twitter after 24 hours thanks to a bug

Twitter’s new ephemeral tweets, known as fleets, are supposed to last for only 24 hours. But a bug is causing fleets to not totally disappear, remaining accessible well past their expiration dates. First reported by TechCrunch, the bug allows fleets to be viewed and downloaded by other users, but without notifying the fleet’s author.

“We’re aware of a bug accessible through a technical workaround where some Fleets media URLs may be accessible after 24 hours,” a Twitter spokesperson said in an email to The Verge. “We are working on a fix that should be rolled out shortly.”

The “workaround” referenced appears to be a developer app that could scrape fleets from public accounts via Twitter’s API. The Twitter API doesn’t return URLs for fleets that are older than 24 hours, according to the company, and once the fix is rolled out, even if someone has a URL for

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Taurid Meteor Shower Should Be Visible To Some This Veteran’s Day

KEY POINTS

  • The meteor shower may be debris from a comet
  • There are actually two of them; a southern and northern meteor shower
  • Halloween’s Blue Moon made it tough to see the early start

A brilliant Halloween moon outshined the performance of this year’s Taurid meteor show, but you may get a good peek at it this Veteran’s Day.

The Taurid meteor shower is one of the longest to make a regular pass by Planet Earth. Some meteors were visible as early as last month in the month-long show. This year, however, the night-time sky in October was illuminated by a so-called Blue Moon, a one-extra full moon from the regular 12 in a calendar year. That makes this Veteran’s Day is one of the best chances to see the shooting stars.

“The overnight hours of Nov. 11 into the morning hours of Nov. 12 is probably the best night

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Labrador Gold Announces Discovery of Visible Gold in Quartz Vein at Kingsway

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Examples of visible gold in quartz vein samples from the Kingsway Project.
Examples of visible gold in quartz vein samples from the Kingsway Project.
Examples of visible gold in quartz vein samples from the Kingsway Project.

Highlights

  • Two occurrences of visible gold found in quartz vein separated by 15 metres

  • The northeast trending quartz veining has been traced over 550m

  • Textures of quartz veining are typical of epizonal style gold deposits

TORONTO, Nov. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Labrador Gold Corp. (TSX.V:LAB | OTCQX:NKOSF | FNR: 2N6) (“LabGold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the discovery of visible gold in quartz vein at its Kingsway Project near Gander Newfoundland. The Kingsway project is located within the highly prospective Gander Gold District to the northeast of New Found Gold Corp’s gold discovery announced earlier this year.

Two occurrences of visible gold in quartz vein were found, the first in outcrop and the second in subcrop, separated by approximately 15 metres.

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What Are Those Three Bright ‘Stars’ Visible At Dusk Each Night? This Is What You’re Seeing

Get outside at dusk anytime this month and, if the skies are clear, you’ll see three bright points of light. You’ve probably already seen them and wondered what they are.

Are you seeing stars? No—they are all planets. 

Here’s a quick guide to what you’re seeing and where, but hurry. While these planets are currently dominating dusk, they are all now past their best and will, in the coming weeks, get dimmer as our planet moves away from them in its orbit of the Sun. 

What is that bright ‘star’ in the east after sunset?

It’s the beautiful red planet Mars. Look again and you’ll notice its rosy red tinge. The second smallest planet in our Solar System is an incredible sight this month

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