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 Solar System

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Mercury Transit Total Solar Eclipse Sequence Total Solar Eclipse
First Contact
Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse
Nearly Total
Total Solar Eclipse
with Prominences
(taken by Dana Willis)
Total Solar Eclipse
with Corona
(taken by Dana Willis)
"Supermoon" Lunar
Eclipse: September 27,

Comet C/2014 Q2
The Moon 11/27/2014 8 Meteors Over 4 Hours Comet C2012K1 -

Jupiter 4/3/14 Mars 4/3/14 Saturn 4/3/14 Jupiter 4/3/14

Mars 4/19/14 Saturn 4/19/14 Comet Lovejoy Comet Lovejoy

Comet ISON Comet Lovejoy Comet ISON Comet C2011-L4

Crescent Moon
with Earthshine
Comet 168: /
Saturn - 7/7/12 Pluto - 8/17/12

Comet C2009P1-
Comet Garradd Comet Garradd
with M71
Comet 103P/Hartley
with the Double Cluster

Comet 103P/Hartley The Sun in H-Alpha The Sun in White Light Sunspots - White Light

99% Full Moon (6/6/09) Mars 12/25/07 Comet 17P/Holmes Comet 17P/Holmes - Widefield

Venus, Regulus, The Moon, and Saturn  Waxing Gibbous Moon Waning Gibbous Moon Total Lunar Eclipse (8/28/07)


Moon & Venus 05/19/07

Saturn 05/28/06 Jupiter 05/27/06 Comet 73P-M57 Close Encounter May 7, 2006


Comet 73P-M57 Close Encounter
May 7, 2006
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Comet 73P (Multiple Photos) Last-Quarter Moon First-Quarter Moon


Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse Venus Transit 2004 Venus Transit 2004




Venus Transit w/ Airplane
June 2004
Mars 9/7/03 Mars 7/26/03 Mars 7/20/03



Jupiter & the Great
Red Spot 3/14/03
Jupiter w/ Ganymede
Transit 2/20/03
Full Moon 12/30/01 "Blue Moon"




Sun w/ Clouds & Sunspots Comet Ikeya-Zhang Pluto's Motion
Over Four Nights
Pluto Animation