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A Trio Of Skywatching Treats In Store This Week For Ocean County

There are truly few things that I love more than looking at the night sky. Ever since my childhood at summer camp, I've loved laying outside and gazing up at a crystal clear night sky. And this week we'll have not one, but a trio of treats in the skies over Ocean County.

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(Sunset over the Toms River, photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Sunset over the Toms River, photo by Liz Jeressi)
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New Jersey’s Earliest Sunsets of the Year Are Happening This Week

If you're the kind of person who hates when it gets dark so early, I have some good news for you. The earliest sunsets of the year are happening now, and depending on where you are in New Jersey, the sun will start setting later tomorrow!

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Mark Your Calendars For Monday’s Supermoon

No, I didn't misspell "Superman". When next week kicks off, weather permitting, Ocean County could be in for a night time treat.

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Did Researchers Just Find Mary Lee The Shark’s Birthplace?

Due to her frequent visits to the New Jersey coast over the last few years, Mary Lee the great white shark has become just about as much of a celebrity as Snooki and JWoww (and probably more beloved). Now, researchers think that they've made a major discovery just north of us.

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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Here’s Why There’s A Halo Around The Sun Today

If you've been out and about enjoying this beautiful spring day in Ocean County and happened to look up, you may have noticed the distinct rings around the sun. So what are they? We wanted to find out!

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Unique NASA Test Launch Could Be Visible From Ocean County Tonight

We could be in for a dazzling show tonight courtesy of NASA. They're scheduled to launch a rocket from their Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. But this won't be your ordinary rocket launch.

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Clearing Skies May Make Supermoon Eclipse Visible Tonight

After two days of mostly cloudy skies, you may have noticed something incredibly bright in the clearing skies over Ocean County tonight. And it'll get even more impressive in a little while as a rare cosmic event takes place tonight.

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Aniello Fabio Landi via YouTube
Aniello Fabio Landi via YouTube
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Watch – Was A UFO Captured On Video Earlier This Month?

Early morning workers and travelers at Miami International Airport were treated to an unexpected sight in the skies over the Sunshine State earlier this month.

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Blue Origin Screengrab
Blue Origin Screengrab
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Poll – Would You Be A Space Tourist? [Video]

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. Obviously, that didn't quite work out (although, I'm pretty happy with where I did end up career-wise), but I've been fascinated by space ever since. And, while traveling to space always seemed like a journey for the elite few, within our lifetimes "space tourism" could be something that the general public could experience.

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Photo by Justin Louis
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Clear Skies Will Be Perfect For Meteor Shower Watching

I've talked before about my love for the night sky, and with the annual Perseid meteor shower at peak activity the next few nights, it's a perfect time to find a nice, dark place to do some sky watching.

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