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Space Alert: Moon, Venus, Jupiter Alignment Tonight

Posted by Alan at 11:08 AM on March 25, 2012

For the second time in a few weeks the moon, Venus, and Jupiter will come together in our night sky for a great viewing opportunity.  The alignment will be at it’s peak both tonight and tomorrow night (March 25 and 26).  If you are lucky enough to be in area that isn’t overcast then you will be treated to the crescent moon appearing between Jupiter (below the moon) and the brighter Venus (above).

If you are looking for the conjunction then plan to look west just after sunset.  Jupiter will appear about 15 degrees above the horizon with the moon just above it and Venus about 10 degrees higher than the moon.  To give you an idea of exactly how bright the two planets will be you may actually be able to see them during daylight hours.  They can be hard to spot during daylight most of the time, but thanks to their proximity to the moon, which is easily found during the day, they become much easier to locate.

For more in-depth information you can check out Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog over at Discover Magazine.  You can also check out the skymap below, which is also courtesy of Phil.

ISS Visible During Solar Eclipse

Posted by Andrew at 9:16 AM on January 5, 2011

In a very quick bit of non-CES news, check out this picture taken during Tuesday’s solar eclipse by photographer Thierry Legault.  It shows the International Space Station in front of the Sun as the Sun itself is partially occluded by the Moon.  Amazing.

What’s even more amazing is that Thierry  had less than one second in which to take the photo – that’s how quickly the ISS passes across the Sun.  You can read all about how the photograph was taken over at Bad Astronomy.

GNC-2007-11-16 #317

Posted by geeknews at 2:51 AM on November 16, 2007

This is the last show produced here on Historic Ford Island in Honolulu next two shows will be done by guest hosts and I will be back on the show on the 27th of Nov from our new recording location overlooking Oahu in Upper Makakilo

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iPod Charged with Onion
Printer Reviews
Nova Shifting Magnetic Fields
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Show Notes:
Leopard Upgrade
DRM Opening Up?
Surfer Dude with Physics Doctorate blows Scientist Away
Why the Moon
Build a Bot Network get 60 Years
Language detection in Gmail
17 Inch RSS Photo Framed
Zune Issues
Duracell Power Cell
Microsoft to Back up your Brain
Energy Efficient Power Strip
miShares
Sony Dream Camera
Apple Patches 44 Security Holes
Death of e-mail?
Harmony Moved on ISS
ISS Crew moves docking Adapter
Rosetta Flies By
Suit Problem may cause delay in EVA
China Spying Through Technology?
Microsoft Vista SP1 to testers
Homes Comet
Hacker of Year arrested
Warner CEO says War on Consumers was Bad!

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Lost Plane Found
Shotgun versus Lug Wrench bad Idea

GNC-2007-09-18 #303

Posted by geeknews at 3:45 AM on September 18, 2007

Back to normal show lengths here. This show is packed from end to end and I talk a little bit about my iPhone unlocking experience and T-Mobile Edge Slowness

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Show Notes:
Google Presntation
Proxy Server Operator calling it Quits
Vista and 13 Year old Virus
Can you go back to PC Once you go Mac?
Levelator has New Home
Self Chilling Sprite!
Apple Updates iTunes shuts door on one Ringtone Hack
Make a Bootable Mac External Drive
The Moon still holds a lot of Secrets
27 Blog Building Tips
90 GB Limit for Comcast Internet Users
Winamp at 10 Years
EFF Hiring
Apple Checksum Cracked
iPod Touch LCD Screen Issues
15 Free SEO Tools
Microsoft adds Slingbox capability to Media Center!
Sprint Airave
iPod Touch things it is a iPhone
Google Reader Subscribers
WordPress Blog gets Pulled
SightSpeed 6 Review
Miracle at the New York Times
Zimbra sold to Yahoo 350 Million
Do your turn your PC Off?
OpenOffice 2.3 Released
Universal blocks Music from iPod
Space Shuttle Needs Repairs
TSA Improvised Electronics Banned
So Sad Robert Jordan Dead at 58

GNC-2007-09-14 #302

Posted by geeknews at 4:11 AM on September 14, 2007

Another Monster show some great listener comments at the end of the show that you will not want to miss. Still fighting a horrible cough wife thinks it’s time to see the doctor.

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Satellites
Zichi
Search for Fosset
iPhone Ringtones
Nuclear Explosion at 1 Millisecond

Show Notes:
Cable must Support Analog TV till 2012
Office Ultimate for Students $60.00
Help those Serving our Country
Do not run this Stop Sign
Verizon Sues FCC over 700mhz Auction
30 Million Reward to get to the Moon
Windows Stealth Updates
RIAA Abusing Courts
Fair Use worth Fighting For
Mystery 9-11 Plane
Never Forget
Photonic Laser for Mars Propulsion
RIAA Complaint Dismissed
Viacomm Looses one Take down on YouTube
Powerful Light Scope
iPod Touch on the Streets
Pool Game and Cup Holder :)
Google pays 1.3 Million Parks Jet at Moffett
SEO Tutorial for WordPress
Google Special Announce Next Week
Google calls Verizon to Task
Having a Smartcard Legal
Metered Broadband slows Growth
Japan Lunar Princess heads for Moon

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GNC-2007-08-24 #296

Posted by geeknews at 4:27 AM on August 24, 2007

Vacation has went Terrific very productive, late start on the show tonight. Big thanks to all of the shows sponsors the support has been terrific.

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Lunar Eclipse

Show Notes:
Connect to WiFi in London get Arrested
FCC Sets 700Mhz Auction Date
SoundExchange Drops DRM Requirement
Firefox Ad-Blocker
FCC wants Cable TV via Ala Carte
my.nytimes.com review
Next Gen iPod running OS-X?
13 Billion P2P Damage?
NASA Photo, Movie and Graphics Archive
YouTube Fans Not Happy with Video Ads
iPhone Hardware Unlock
Huge Gaping Hole in Universe
Attacks on Windows Machines with ServerProtect
Taxi Drivers to Strike over GPS
DTV Coming!
Paypal Site gets a face lift
Univ Tennessee Students Fighting RIAA
Saturn Electric Rings Weird
Fly 1st Class at Coach Prices
Moon Image
School Uniform with Embed GPS
Voyager at 30

GNC-2007-07-31 #289

Posted by geeknews at 4:26 AM on July 31, 2007

Started the show very late here in Hawaii but a huge amount of news tonight and info on a upcoming FCC decision you will want to pay attention to.

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Show Notes:
FCC To Rule on 700mhz Spectrum
Thunderbird
StoresOnline
IT Conversations
Moon Gas?
RIAA = Privacy Breacher
Brits like to DL P2P
18 Months for Hearing Aid?
MS Breakthrough
Meteor Picture
150 Writing Resouces
AT&T Analogy
No TOS Changes
AOL – Yahoo Email Charge
Security and Web Pages
State of Blubrry
SMS Charges
Vista Service Pack Beta Leaked
Door Handle Innovation
Apple TV USB Hack
Google Wireless Plan?
Joost as a Web Application?
PanRaven
ICANN Wants Feedback
Second Life Terrorist Camp?
RIAA Hates Webcasters
Dark Vision Invades Hackers Inner Sanctum
Watch FIOS Bill Number One
More FCC news on Wireless Spectrum
Mars Phoenix Mission

GNC-2007-02-05 #240

Posted by geeknews at 2:50 AM on February 6, 2007

Mixed bag of tech talk tonight along with some links to some really cool sites. The amount of listener feedback has been amazing thanks for your continued support.

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Open Source Alternative Applications
BoxNet Zoho Integration
Buy your own lights for Boston
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Linux Accounting Package

Show Notes:
Mint
YouTube takes down Legal Videos
Hacked Sites Grow
VOIP whats next?
Super Bowl Ads
Doug Kaye on Amazon S3
Mux.am
RSS Search Engine
ISS Space Walk
2 Million Dollar PR Mistake
Home Security Tips
4 Computers and a Idiot
Space Map
Moon Panoramas
Vista ReadyBoost
Robin Good Podcast Picks
Vista Upgrade vs Clean Benchmark
Google Web Tools
Google Search tracking

GNC-2007-01-05 #230

Posted by geeknews at 2:52 AM on January 5, 2007

This is the prelude show to the Consumer Electronics show and I am beyond excited to be heading to Las Vegas tonight. Show coverage starts Saturday evening. Juicy Tech Tidbits tonight as well.

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Goddard Vehicle
Apple Lawsuit
RIAA Pricing
IE Unsafe
Real Browser Story
Linked In
Movie Downloads
USB Drink Cooler
32gb SSD
Earthlink CEO RIP
New FeedDemon Features
Social and Money
Daylife
BellSouth Exodus
Idiots PayPerPost
Extra PPP Commentary
AdBrite Scores Home Run
Bad Torrent Applications
Cassini
Dual DVD Player
RogueRemover
Apple Launching?
Windows Home Server!
60 Minute Security Guide
Moon Hits
Rocket Re-entry
RIAA Watchdog
Music Lyrics
Bug in Screen