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Photographer captures shot of Comet NEOWISE over Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – A Knoxville photographer captured a shot of Comet NEOWISE streaking across the night sky over the city. “It gave us a show briefly before the clouds covered it up,” said Devon Fails on Instagram. “Definitely go give yourself a chance to catch a glimpse as the comet continues to show itself… Keep Reading

Ijams offers summer programs for families

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Ijams announced there will be multiple opportunities for kids and their families to get outside through several summer programs. “We may not be able to gather in large groups, but we can still come together in ways that allow us to learn and enjoy the outdoors,” Ijams Executive Director Amber Parker… Keep Reading

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Brilliant fireball lights up skies over Tennessee (video)

A meteor lit up the night sky over Tennessee and neighboring states late Sunday (June 7), sparking 120 fireball sightings across 12 different states and Canada. The fireball occurred at 9:42 p.m. EDT (0142 GMT) and blazed a trail over southern Ohio, according to a ground track by the American Meteor Society. It was visible for up to… Keep Reading

Spring Break Virtual Field Trips – Animal Cams

[Spring Break Virtual Field Trips] Take a virtual field trip to see all kinds of animals with Animal Cams! See Baboons, Penguins, Polar Bears, Apes, Koalas, Giraffes, Burrowing Owls, Elephants, Tigers and Condors at the San Diego Zoo! https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams See Pandas at Zoo Atlanta! https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/ See Giraffes, Gorillas, Elephants, Leaf Cutter Ants, Rhinos, and Chimps… Keep Reading

Be on the look out for a supermoon Monday evening

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) — March’s supermoon can be viewed best on Monday, March 9, and will be known as the Worm Moon. The moon is expected to appear from Sunday to Tuesday, but peak viewing will be Monday night around 7 p.m. for Knoxville and East Tennessee residents. The name “Worm Moon” comes from native tribes… Keep Reading

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