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moon in waxing crescent phase
July 31, 2019 - 5:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — You may have heard that a "Black Supermoon" will be in the sky tonight, but what does that mean? Contrary to its ominous name, a Black Moon is nothing to worry about. It is a nickname for the second New Moon occuring in one standard calendar month. It is typical for one New Moon...
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meteors and stars in the night sky
July 29, 2019 - 4:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — According to the American Meteor Society , two Meteor showers will be reaching their peak tonight, Monday July 29th- July 30th. Your weekly meteor program: https://t.co/NBJwH5kWt0 13 active meteor showers including the Alpha Capricornids and South Delta Aquariids (more about...
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July 09, 2019 - 12:20 pm
(KFTK) - Keep your fingers crossed for a clear night tonight because Saturn will be closer to Earth and look brighter than any other time this year. Tuesday night, the planet will reach "opposition," which means it is on the complete opposite side of Earth than the sun. It will be at its closest...
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earth from space
March 18, 2019 - 3:09 pm
NASA officials say a huge meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere with the force of 10 atomic bombs — and it happened just miles from the Earth's surface. The meteor, which measured several meters across, exploded over the Bering Sea back in December, about 15 miles above Russia. The blast...
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