Astronomy

Mount Arrowsmith on Vancouver Island. (Nancy Randall photo)

Was bright light and loud boom over Vancouver Island caused by a meteor?

People from Victoria to Campbell River and Tofino report flash of light in sky on Dec. 12

 

Bob Young of Osoyoos took this stunning photo of the full moon on Halloween 2020. (File)

2021’s first full moon dubbed the Wolf Moon

Peak brightness is projected for Jan. 28

 

In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

Jupiter and Saturn align in our skies tonight, to form the Great Conjunction

Stargazers typically gather in groups at observatories or with backyard telescopes for such events

  • Dec 21, 2020

 

Mars will appear orange and distinct in the night sky this month. (Damian Peach photo)

Mars jumps out from the night sky across B.C.

Mars is the brightest it’s been in 15 years this October

Mars will appear orange and distinct in the night sky this month. (Damian Peach photo)
Eduardo Baena share this and other images of Comet NEOWISE taken from Neaves Road, looking towards Pitt Lake. The comet was visible in the northern hemisphere during much of July. It won’t be back for another 6,800 yeas, according to NASA. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Stargazing given some extra pizzazz this month

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Jul 26, 2020
Eduardo Baena share this and other images of Comet NEOWISE taken from Neaves Road, looking towards Pitt Lake. The comet was visible in the northern hemisphere during much of July. It won’t be back for another 6,800 yeas, according to NASA. Send us your photo showing how you view this community, email to: news@mapleridgenews.com. (Special to The News)