The Transit of Venus in Google Earth

Tonight beginning at 22:09 UTC, Venus will appear as a dark spot in front of the sun for the first time in eight years, and for the last time for more than a century -- the next transit of Venus won't … [Read more...]

Some great tools for information about the solar eclipse

Over the next few weeks, the earth will be seeing a series of unique celestial events. Tomorrow many of us we will be able to see a a solar eclipse, June 4 will feature a lunar eclipse, and June 6 is … [Read more...]

UFO Sightings in Google Earth

For centuries, humans have been witnessing UFOs in the sky. What those objects actually were may never be known, but the vast quantity of reported sightings in the last 150 years is quite … [Read more...]

Satellites around the earth

A few years ago, Frank showed you a great visualization from AGI that shows the real-time positions for over 13,000 satellites around the Earth. That post, along with the page he built to show off … [Read more...]

Simulating the upcoming lunar eclipse

Early tomorrow morning, December 21, there will be a total lunar eclipse. It will be completely visible to those in North America (assuming clear skies, of course) and people in Europe will be able … [Read more...]

Comet Hartley 2 will approach Earth over the next few days; view it in Google Earth

Starting today, the Comet Hartley 2 will be making its closest approach to Earth -- if you consider 19 million kilometers to be "close". Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it will be visible to the … [Read more...]

10 Google Earth myths busted

Rich over at Google Earth Design has just published an entry titled "10 Myth Busting Facts about Google Earth". Over the years, we've covered most of these myths on Google Earth Blog, but it's always … [Read more...]

Watch this weekend’s solar eclipse in Google Earth

A few weeks ago, on June 26, there was a partial lunar eclipse for part of the world to see. This weekend, it gets even better with a full solar eclipse in the South Pacific on Sunday. Michael at … [Read more...]

Hubble Tour for Google Earth

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hubble telescope, Google has released a new Hubble tour to show off the best of the imagery that it has captured. In addition, Google Sky Map, a slick … [Read more...]

New World’s Largest Optical Telescope

Back in mid-July the new Gran Telescopio Canarias (Grand Canairies Telescope) was formally inaugurated by King Juan Carlos I of Spain at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La … [Read more...]