The Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Live in magnificence with the Heavens, in harmony with the natural Lunar Cycles, and in attunement to Mother Earth.
Make passage through these transformative times with inner peace and experiential wisdom.

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Welcome to The Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza, author and creator of Lunarplanner.com

This entire web site is an educational resource for those interested in Astronomical Astrology, Sidereal Astrology, the relation between Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs, Astrology of the Stars, Planetary Synodic Cycles & Synodic Astrology, Dwarf Planets, Asteroids and Centaurs, Earth's Precessional Cycle and Earth's Precessional Cross, Solar Cycles, Planetary Resonances, Earthgrid Mapping & Seismic Prediction, Planetary Bio-Harmonics in Light, Color & Sound, Health & Healing, and the Evolution of Human Consciousness. Please Enjoy!

There are several sections to this web site. Links are above in the main menu. You are on the Lunar Planner section.

The Lunar Planner section includes the "Monthly Lunar Planner" and many other related areas about planetary cycles, astronomy, sidereal astrology, stars, new planets, centaurs and asteroids. Links are in the sub-menus above and more are below. The Monthly Lunar Planner commentary, based in star-level Astronomical Sidereal Astrology, is available to subscribers, while the rest of this web site, which is quite voluminous, is FREE. I also offer various publications including personalized star charts, books and planetary bio-harmonic audio meditations. About Me!


"The stars would not be in the heavens if we
were meant to walk in darkness."

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This Lunar Month's Theme

Totalitarian Powers & Blind Followers
Self Authority & the Suprahuman Grail

The September 20, 2017 Lunar Cycle

A Synopsis of this Lunar Month

New Moon Star Chart

This September 20, 2017 (Sept 19 MST) New Moon occurs just into sidereal Virgo. It conjoins Benetnash of the Great Bear and the Super-giant Whirlpool Galaxy M51, Javijava of Virgo, the M100 Sprial Galaxy in the Virgo Cluster, and Labrum, Theta (θ), Epsilon (ε) and Beta (β) of Crater, the Grail.

The stars of Virgo support the preparation and purity of self for our greatest wellbeing and highest evolutionary attainment. On a fundamental level, Virgo is of hard work, is health conscious and methodical in development and progress, of order, continuity, stability, new beginnings, cultivation, and harvest—the sign of agriculture. Virgo imparts a meticulous, organized, perfectionist and methodical nature. It also imparts a strong focus in communication and logistics, an intellectual expression, with emphasis to being in service to others.

The stars expressing through the first few degrees of this area of the zodiak have a transitional energetic, moving from the out-going externalized expression of latter Leo to one focused upon inner personal growth and human development. The Leo-Virgo cusp is however also of political-religious figureheads along with their grand diversionary dramatics, thus bringing a strong emphasis to the need for discernment, from blindly following the propaganda of elitist totalitarian world powers designed to maintain ignorance in the illusion of separation, to the discovery of a deeper hidden truth that leads to personal enlightenment, the awakening of suprahuman potential.

This is the first lunar cycle articulating the eclipse current established from the previous Total Eclipse lunar cycle, here impelling the practical application of the eclipse theme, applying self-initiative and self-authority to break trail into new horizons of awareness. Our New Moon and this lunar cycle impels us to find our own solutions and fulfillment rather than acquiescing to the big-business-political paradigm to provide them. It requires movement from blindly following authoritarian leaders or self-proclaimed gurus we once were expecting to safely lead us. It impels us as individuals to create progressive change, to be culturally creative to manifest our own solutions. It impels us to use discernment to transcend dramatics occurring in the world and to see through diversionary propaganda, especially through media (of all types), to what is real, to become self-aware through unitive participation with all life. It impels us to take responsibility to create a far more fulfilling future than one driven by self-serving leaders and their conglomerates. It emphasizes self-initiated leadership in service to others on a personal basis far more than depending upon or looking to establishments or governing bureaucracies for solution. It also impels those in leadership or authoritative positions and for big-business or political entities to transition from a self-serving focus to one that is in service to empower others.

The Equinox occurs on September 22, 20:01:44 UT (1:01:44 PM MST), just before the Crescent Moon, marking entry into the last quarter of our annual solar cycle, generally a quarter about initiating change.

Several events occur on the First Quarter Moon: The Sun, the Dwarf Planet Makemake and Vesta conjoin, adding to the First Quarter Moon's stimulus to action. The Sun-Vesta-Makemake conjunction brings emphasis to clarifying our focus upon our pursuits for physical attainment, whether they may be personal or professional pursuits, of a material or financial nature, or a position or accomplishment, along with issues related to the administration or acquisition of material resources. Makemake (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh - "e" is pronounced "ay" in Polynesian) is the Polynesian name for the creator god of humanity in the mythology of the South Pacific island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). More about Makemake. More about Vesta.

The First Quarter Moon conjoins Juno, asteroid of covenants in relationships. Juno and the Centaur Chariklo, in a rare synchronous retrograde, have recently completed their retrogrades and will now move to make their third geocentric conjunction, which occurs on October 13. See: Juno & Chariklo 2017. The Resonance of Our Relationships. First Quarter Moon occurs as Pluto stations to complete its retrograde, retrograde Uranus returns to conjoin Eris, and Jupiter (conjoining Haumea) and Uranus make their third and final geocentric opposition. In addition, Saturn and Ixion, now both direct, move to re-create their Yod with Haumea to Sedna, and retrograde Chiron moves into position to recreate its Yod with Eris to Saturn Ixion—all continuing the dynamic set of alignments that began in 2016.

The Jup-Uranus-Eris Jupiter-Haumea final opposition, and the double Yods of September 28, 2017.

The Double Yods

The Yod from Saturn-Ixion and Jupiter Haumea to Uranus-Eris has been predominant throughout 2017. I presented more about this Yod, along with the new Jupiter-Haumea 13.5-year synodic cycle, in the previous August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Lunar Planner.

An Excerpt

Yods demand the application of two energetics to create a solution in a third. This can be somewhat paradoxical for a few reasons, but this Yod is even more exemplary of this paradox. Saturn and Ixion have been in a synchronous retrograde, tightly conjoined, over the sting of the Scorpion, a stellar energetic that can express just as sounds, but also providing opportunity for transformation by embracing the sting of life experience as the elixir that catalyzes such transformation. The Saturn-Ixion synthesis, in part, exemplifies and stimulates the resonance of long-established patriarchal tyrannical forces and their manifestations in the world, whether as authoritarian-type people or authoritarian bureaucratic systems and establishments. In contrast the Haumea-Jupiter synthesis is exceptionally dynamic to mobilize a healthy and new rebirth in consciousness. These two energetics, as the base points of the Yod (sextile), actually work in strength together, however in an oscillatory fashion (due to Sedna's presence at their opposite mid-point) to address and stimulate Sedna as the solution for (goal of) the Yod. This means that these two dynamics are energetically allied to directly support the re-emergence of the long-lost exiled feminine principle on Earth and to entice the emergence of the feminine force in the world, especially stimulating women to emerge as this diving force. With the return of the feminine principle we also have the return of respect for all life—all species of life. More about Sedna.

Chiron, in its retrograde, returns into position to form a second Yod in this geometry of aspects. Chiron first moved into this position (cuspal sidereal Pisces) forming a Yod with Sedna to the Uranus-Eris opposition to Haumea in mid-2016. It too has been active since then and completes now. I presented more about this Yod, along with the new Saturn-Ixion synthesis, in the February 26, 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse Lunar Planner.

Although we have moved through the climatic and catalytic Ceres Jupiter-Haumea Eris-Uranus T-Square occurring throughout the last lunar cycle, the energetic created by these longer-term planetary alignments and their expression in our lives is far from over, as it continues throughout this lunar cycle. It will also formulate the energetic of the following New Moon and of the lunar cycle to follow.

Jupiter's mobilizing and expansive force is still quite active as Jupiter makes the third and final opposition to Uranus on the First Quarter Moon. This engages full entry into the second half of the Jupiter-Uranus 13.5-year synodic cycle, which began in 2010, a cycle impelling mobilization and expansion of progressive radical change to break away from the restrictions and conformity of the past, both in external established structures in the world and internally established structures of individual and collective consciousness. The Jupiter-Uranus opposition, and movement into the second half of this cycle, is a time bringing greater perspective and subsequent realization to what this really means in our lives.

Jupiter's movement into the first several degrees of sidereal Libra, past its conjunction with Haumea and the prominent stars Eta Carinae of Argo Navis (foreteller of evolutionary change), Archturus of Boötes and Spica of Virgo, brings emphasis to establishing environmental conditions and interpersonal relations that provide support for our safe and harmonious wellbeing and evolutionary fulfillment, and the opportunity for the healthy growth and development of the young and for newly incarnating souls. This is also the first lunar cycle occurring after the Jupiter-Haumea conjunction in opposition to Eris, which occurred during the catalytic Ceres T-square of last month. This engages an expansive and mobilizing energetic to birth a new consciousness on Earth, to remake a new expression of our lives, and brings emphasis to create a proper and harmonious environmental resonance in our lives to ensure this occurs.

Do not underestimate the powerful and dynamic influence of the Dwarf Planet Haumea, and now mobilized by Jupiter's expansive influence. Similar to Haumea's daughter, the goddess Pele of the Big Island of Hawaii, like molten flowing lava, Haumea reforms, redefines and recreates anew.

The Jupiter bio-harmonic audio meditation.

For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, this entire lunar cycle is an ideal time to work with the Saturn, Uranus and Jupiter Bio-harmonic Audio Mediations. See this Month's Lunar Calendar for exact aspect times; or the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.

The Sun, Earth and Eris align on October 16, a few hours after the Balsamic Moon, the Sun conjoins Haumea on October 17, the Sun moves into sidereal Libra on October 18, and the Sun, Moon, Earth and Uranus align on October 19, on the New Moon. These events initiate the new annual Earth-Eris and Earth-Uranus synodic cycles and mark the midpoint of the Earth-Haumea cycle. This initiates the first Uranus synodic cycle occurring in sidereal Aries—all creating another dynamic lunar cycle involving the Uranus-Eris, Haumea, Saturn-Ixion-Pholus, Sedna planetary geometry.

These are but a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events, their meaning and more—the underlying cosmic currents upon which we evolve and which guide our daily lives—based in star-level astronomical sidereal astrology and synodic astrology.

If you would like to learn more about the energetics of each lunar cycle, how they relate to your personal experience and the opportunity for growth each cycle offers, to learn more about the longer-term underlying cycles driving evolutionary change on our planet, and to gain more insight into star-level astrology, the meaning of the stars and constellations, and about astronomical-based synodic astrology, subscribe to the monthly Lunar Planner.

The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is available for a small subscription fee, merely the price of one good Cappuccino per month. New subscribers have a five-day trial period to explore the current Monthly Lunar Planner before committing to the 6-month subscription. You can also visit the Lunar Planner Archive to view previous issues of the Lunar Planner so you can get a feel for what the monthly Lunar Planners are all about. Lunar Planners older than a couple of months are made available to non-subscribers.

Recent Articles & Updates

The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud taken by competition winner Artem Mironov (Russia).

2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer Year
Overall Winner: Artem Mironov (Russia). The Rho Ophiuchi Cloud. See all images.

Sep 8, 2017: Mexico Coast 8.1 Earthquake & Hurricane Irma. See "Astronomical Earthgrid Spacetime Mapping of the Mexico Coast 8.1 Earthquake (September 8, 2017) with Hurricane Irma Updates."

Hurricane Harvey

A Video Presentation with excerpts from the August 21, 2017 Total Eclipse Lunar Cycle. See "Hurricane Harvey 2017 & The Ceres Jupiter-Haumea Eris T-Square."

TRAPPIST-1

Sep 3, 2017: TRAPPIST-1 in Aquarius is the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system.... See "TRAPPIST-1 Planetary Star System in Aquarius."

Quaoar

Sep 1, 2017: An extensive update. See "The Astronomy and Astrology of Quaoar."

Ixion

Aug 30, 2017: An extensive update. See "The Astronomy and Astrology of Ixion."

The Haumea-Pluto Connection

Aug 30, 2017: This is especially significant for The Haumea Pluto Generation of 1952-1957, The Saturn Pluto Haumea Generation of 1947-1948, and The Uranus-Haumea Generation of 1962. See "The Haumea-Pluto Connection."

Chiron

Jul 23, 2017: Chiron has recently entered sidereal Pisces, now in the first few degrees, which brings emphasis not only to emotional healing but more so to healing of long-established behavioral patterns, which often extend beyond this lifetime. These can even be inherited genomic and epigenetic patterns not of our own making, but that have formulated over eons. I have recently added an extensive update about Chiron based upon its orbital parameters and discovery. This is entirely new material about Chiron. See "The Astronomy and Astrology of the Centaurs."

Dwarf Planet OR10

Jul 18, 2017: 2007 OR10 is the largest unnamed world in our solar system and the third largest of the currently known Dwarf Planets. Think it is worthy to consider? Were is it in your chart? See "The Astronomy and Astrology of Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10."

Searching for what can not be seen

Jul 17, 2017: Leave it to the Zen Archer to bring inspiration to search for what can not be seen. What's next for the Horizon spacecraft as it makes passage past the gatekeeper Pluto? See "The Astronomy and Astrology of 2014 MU69."

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About Lunar Cycles

You need not know a thing about astrology to live in attunement to the natural Lunar Cycles. The progressing lunar cycles and their changing eight lunar phases is a natural time piece of spiraling creative expression. Participating and acting in time with the changing lunar phases can enhance your creative process, synchronize your mind and body, teach you how to breathe with your emotions, to live in the power of the present, and help you to become more productive and follow through with your plans and ideals. Most of all, it can drastically reduce stress that is so prominent when living in our modern-day mechanized and synthetic world that is out of touch with our natural biological rhythms. Simply download the Lunar Planner Introduction and each month's Lunar Calendar to learn how. It is free, simple and fun.

Phases of the Lunar Cycle

The Lunar Calendar

There are two parts to the Monthly Lunar Calendar:

1) The Lunar Calendar Introduction - The Lunar Cycle & Lunar Phases

This FREE printable document provides simple and empowering instructions on how to live in attunement to the natural lunar phases. It includes a detailed explanation of the characteristics of each lunar phase, how one lunar phase shifts to another, creating an experiential spiral of personal growth.

The Lunar Planner Introduction is not something to just read, it is an experiential and participatory tool that can empower you to live in harmony and balance with your emotional and physical experience. To gain full benefit from the Lunar Planner, use it along with each month's lunar calendar on a daily basis: write down your experiences and feelings in each month's calendar, especially before and after each lunar phase shift. Observe and and take note of your experiences and feelings on a daily basis in the context of the lunar phase characteristics as presented in this Introduction. Doing so quickly reveals how your life experience, inner feelings, and realizations are colored by lunar phases and their transitions. As you observe the synchronicity between your life experience, inner feelings, and the changing lunar phases, you can then learn to consciously live attuned to the natural spiral of growth rather than just observe it, not merely scheduling your activities within the lunar spiral of growth, but more importantly, embracing your life experience in its fullness, living in the present and thus gaining greater self-empowerment through the inner growth your life experience has to offer.

Lunar Planner Introduction is a free PDF.

The Introduction is a 9 page printable PDF file available to view or download (~600 kb).

2) The Monthly Lunar Calendar

Printed annual Lunar Planner writing journal

You can also order the Annual Lunar Planner Writing Journal. Printed and shipped to you.

The two page Lunar Calendar is posted a few days before each NEW MOON. The Lunar Calendar reveals the dates and times of each lunar phase shifts and their changing characteristics. You can use the lunar calendar as a daily planner as well as a journal to record your experiences and feelings as the changing lunar phase occur.

Writing your experiences in the Lunar Calendar and correlating them with the changing lunar phases is the best way to learn how the lunar cycles and their changes phases work at an experiential level. Working with the Lunar Planner Introduction along with each month's lunar calendar can help you to become consciously aware of the lunar rhythm in your life and how to participate with it in empowerment. The Lunar Calendar goes hand-in-hand with the above Lunar Planner Introductory pdf file.

• The "Journal Version" of the Lunar Calendar is FREE to all visitors.

• An "Aspects Version" of the Lunar Calendar is available to subscribers, It has the principal lunar aspects and other planetary cycles listed under each lunar phase, for those wishing to have this additional information.

The Monthly Lunar Calendar free PDF

The September 20, 2017
Lunar Calendar

The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary

Planetary cycles create the evolutionary currents of growth occurring within ourselves and our lives. To know what these cycles of life are asking of us is to consciously participate in life from a place of personal empowerment and inner peace. In this awareness and attunement, we can walk the path leading to our highest fulfillment—physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The "Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary," also made available just before each New Moon, articulates the opportunity for growth in consciousness each lunar month offers and how each month's lunar theme unfolds throughout the changing phases of the Lunar Calendar. I explore the theme of each lunar month and its unfoldment in our lives with "astronomical star-level astrology" which I have evolved over decades. This is not sign-based astrology reducing the heavens to twelve archetypes, but is experientially-based astrology, much like one would naturally learn by living and sleeping under the starry heavens. I explore planetary alignments with all of the individual stars and constellations in the entire celestial sphere, along with the myriad of interweaving planetary cycles, their themes and where we are in those cycles. Looking at the astrology of individual stars rather than that of mere astrological signs (whether tropical or sidereal signs), is like adjusting an out of focus camera lens into crystal clarity. Each lunar cycle nesting within the longer-term planetary cycles, weaves a story line of our evolutionary unfoldment and spiritual awakening.

The monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is based in star level, Sidereal Astrology and Synodic Astrology with unique and original Galactic Star Lore—the mythology (picture language) of the Greater Heavens.

The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is available for a small subscription fee, merely the price of one good Cappuccino per month. New subscribers have a five-day trial period to explore the current Monthly Lunar Planner before committing to the 6-month subscription. You can also visit the Lunar Planner Archive to view previous issues of the Lunar Planner so you can get a feel for what the monthly Lunar Planners are all about. Lunar Planners older than a couple of months are made available to non-subscribers.

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Although each lunar month's astrological commentary reveals the dynamics of the unfolding lunar theme and provides an embracing context to our experience, it is adjunct material. It is not necessary to read the monthly astrology in order to learn to live in attunement to the lunar cycles, as offered in the above free Lunar Planner Introduction and by using each month's free Lunar Calendar. The monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is also a wonderful educational tool for astrologers wishing to learn more about astronomy, synodic cycles, the fixed stars and their influence in astrology.

Whether you subscribe to the Monthly Lunar Planner or not, the rest of the Lunar Planner web site is packed full of educational resources, which are free and available to everyone. So please feel welcome to explore.

TESTIMONIAL

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Recent Articles

A Plethora of articles for Non-Subscribers

Some new articles include:

• 2017 06 22 The third largest Dwarf Planet, 2007 OR10. An extensive update about OR10's astrological influence based on its orbital parameters and discovery chart.

• 2017 04 18 Juno & Chariklo 2017 The Resonance of Our Relationships.

• 2017 03 08 The 2017 Venus Retrograde & the New Venus 1.6-year Synodic Cycle

• 2016 10 20 Out of Bounds Mars & Pluto 2003-2018

• 2016 10 05 Planets Out of Bounds

• 2016 06 23 Video: The 2020 Jupiter Saturn Pluto Planetary Alignment & Saturn's Retrogrades 2014-2020
The Saturn-Pluto (Ceres) synod initiates a new 34-year cycle. The Jupiter-Pluto (Pallas) synod initiates a new 12.5-year cycle. The Jupiter-Saturn synod initiates a new 20-year cycle, under the auspices of Altair, Eye of the Eagle. The Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto conjunctions, and the new synodic cycles all occurring in 2020, engage a significantly new evolutionary energetic for humanity. The second video shows Saturn's retrogrades occurring from 2014 through 2020.

• 2016 05 02 New Frontiers in Consciousness 2016-2017. Disclosure & Discovery Possibilities
Uranus-Eris opposite Haumea

We explore an unprecedented planetary configuration occurring in 2016-2017 in this commentary that may help to unravel humanity's current view of reality and that may open us to a far more embracing awareness that changes every facet of human life as well as our current world paradigm—perhaps in a radically disruptive way at first, but resulting in a progressive outcome in the longer term.

• 2016 03 23 Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020.
The Saturn-Neptune Square & the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year synodic cycle & the Saturn-Uranus 45-year cycle. The Jupiter-Saturn Square and the Jupiter-Saturn 20-year cycle, the Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron opposition and their synodic cycles. The Neptune-Orcus opposition & the Neptune-Orcus 498-year synodic cycle.

Recently Archived

Revolution & Revelation: The Uranus-Pluto Square 2012-2015
This article is an in-depth exploration of the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square, the initial Uranus-Pluto synodic cycle that began in the mid-1960s, and the energetics of these events catalyzing what should become another major evolutionary transition for us all.

Although we are now through the transition (2012-2015 geocentric square), we are just into the first few degrees of the second "creative action quarter" of this 138-year cycle. This quarter continues through the Uranus-Pluto opposition, which occurs in 2047. The escalation of radical and revolutionary actions occuring in the world today are, in part, a product of our entry into the action quarter of the Uranus-Pluto cycle.

Your Natal Eris and the 2012 - 2015 Uranus-Pluto Square
Uranus transits your natal Eris while Pluto squares Uranus and your natal Eris for people born from 1944 through 1988. Find out when this occurs for you. Also on the horizon is the new Uranus-Eris Generation birthing in 2016.

The Juno-Sedna Synodic Cycles at the Juno-Sedna Orbital Plane Crossing 2014-2018. Emergence of the Feminine into Relationships and Partnerships of all Types.

Outer-Planet Synodic Cycles Timeline (1940-2040)

• For More visit Articles Archive

Some Reference Material

Sidereal Astrology: Earth's Precession and the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiaks

Synodic Astrology: Synodic Cycles & Planetary Retrogrades

Clockwise Whole House Rotation & your Natal Cross in Sidereal Astrology

2014-2020 Annual Graphic Ephemerides

• For More visit Reference Material

Astronomical News

Our Place in Space to launch in Venice
Astronomy and art combine in a brand new Hubble-inspired exhibition 20 January 2017

Hubble: Our Place In Space

For 26 years, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been expanding our cosmic horizons. In capturing an astronomical number of images, Hubble has revealed and shared the beauty, wonder, and complexity of the Universe. Now on 1 February 2017, a new exhibition called Our Place in Space will open in Venice, Italy. It will present a breathtaking visual journey, through our Solar System and out to the edge of the known Universe, alongside Hubble-inspired works by contemporary Italian artists....

After being on display in Venice the exhibition will be shown in the medieval town of Chiavenna, Italy, from 5 May to 31 August 2017. There it will be hosted at the Palazzo Vertemate and other nearby palaces. Afterwards it will be put on display in Garching, Germany, in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre. Further stops in other European countries, the USA and even Australia are planned. Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge on all occasions.

http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1701/

Ceres by Dawn

Ceres by Dawn

• Sept 1, 2016 - Ceres' Geological Activity, Ice Revealed in New Research: A lonely 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Ceres is likely volcanic in origin, and the dwarf planet may have a weak, temporary atmosphere. These are just two of many new insights about Ceres from NASA's Dawn mission published this week in six papers in the journal Science. &Dawn has revealed that Ceres is a diverse world that clearly had geological activity in its recent past,& said Chris Russell, principal investigator of the Dawn mission, based at the University of California, Los Angeles....

• Sept. 2, 2016 - Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System: NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system’s gas-giant planets....

• July, 2015 - The New Horizons spacecraft made its long awaited flyby past Pluto and Charon, bringing unprecedented images of Pluto and Charon. See images and videos at NASA New Horizons.

Pluto and Charon by NASA's New Horizons

New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015

• Dec, 2011 - NASA's Dawn Spacecraft, while orbiting Vesta, found some surprising things on the giant asteroid—things that have prompted this statement from Chris Russell, Dawn principal investigator from UCLA: "We're seeing enormous mountains, valleys, hills, cliffs, troughs, ridges, craters of all sizes, and plains. Vesta is not a simple ball of rock. This is a world with a rich geochemical history. It has quite a story to tell!."

• For More visit Astronomical News