Astronomical Events of 1990: A Stargazer's Almanac

Take a look back at the astronomical events of 1990, including sunspots, solar flares, Northern Lights, eclipses, meteor showers and comets, and the planetary year.

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In 1990 the moon will come as close to Earth as will get for the rest of this century, and we'll witness two full moons in the same month: December.
PHOTO: KATHLEEN NORRIS COOK