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Green flash puts in an appearance over Lake Erie

The “green flash” is not a new Marvel Comics superhero but a subtle and interesting phenomenon sometimes seen just before sunrise or just after sunset; a green-colored ray or spot is seen just above the horizon. CAA member Jay Reynolds … Continue reading

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Big sunspot takes aim at Earth

Dominating the face of our Sun, this week, has been an enormous group of sunspots including those designated AR1520. The active Sun has been very interesting to watch, of late, as the dark spots rotated over the star’s limb and … Continue reading

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Wrapup: The CAA & Transit of Venus program

by William Murmann, CAA President This month, we had one of the most successful public events in the history of our club with the 2012 Transit of Venus program at Edgewater State Park in Cleveland on Tuesday, June 5. We … Continue reading

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Catch the transit in Cleveland

Observers on the North Coast are well-positioned to see the last transit of Venus in our lifetimes on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The event is rare, indeed, with the next transit taking place in the year 2117 — and then … Continue reading

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Now all we need is clear skies

“I spent some time this morning experimenting with solar photography. On June 5 the transit of Venus will take place and, since the next one after that won’t happen for another 115 years, I thought I should try for this … Continue reading

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Our (very) partial eclipse

Sites along the US West Coast enjoyed a beautiful annular eclipse on Sunday, May 20, as did observers in China. We did not see much of an eclipse from Northeastern Ohio. We were, however, treated to some beautiful sunset views! … Continue reading

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So long, Venus!

Jay Reynolds made this photo of Venus setting over the pond at Letha House Park. This week, Venus will be losing one degree of altitude per day as it heads towards its rendezvous with astronomical history — June’s transit of … Continue reading

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