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  • Today is Moon day!

    07/20/2017 8:13:06 AM PDT · by Nateman · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/20/1960 | Nateman
    48 years ago today life on Earth made a visit, for the first time, to another world. On July 20 , 1969 , Neil Armstrong made a small step for a man upon the lunar surface. The last such momentous event in the history of life was 240 million years ago when animals emerged from the sea to walk upon land. Unlike that ancient walk after this giant leap mankind meekly went back to Earth to concentrate instead on other ways of redistributing income.
  • Cosmic Cycles, not Carbon Dioxide, Control Climate

    01/24/2016 8:32:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 1/21/2016 | Viv Forbes
    Those who think the political war on carbon will cool the globe or keep climate stable need to study climate history. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles. The daily solar cycle causes continual changes in temperature for every spot on Earth. It produces the frosts at dawn, the mid-day heat and the cooling at sunset. It is regulated by rotation of the Earth. Superimposed on the daily solar cycle is the monthly lunar cycle, driven by the orbit...
  • Total Lunar Eclipse! September 27, 2015 (Southern California)

    09/27/2015 4:19:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Griffith Observatory ^ | September 27, 2015
    ... Public Star Party begins 2:00 p.m. EVENT BEGINS 6:30 p.m. Livestream broadcast begins 6:30 p.m. Moon rises at Griffith Observatory 6:45 p.m. (Moon in partial eclipse) Totality begins 7:11 p.m. (Moon is totally covered in shadow) Maximum eclipse 7:47 p.m. Totality ends 8:23 p.m. (Moon emerges from shadow) Umbral eclipse ends 9:27 p.m. EVENT ENDS 9:45 p.m. Building closes (as usual) 10:00 p.m. Penumbral eclipse ends 10:22 p.m. Livestream broadcast ends 10:30 p.m. ...
  • Full lunar eclipse in September

    09/02/2015 7:07:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    hesperiastar.com ^ | Richard Doornbos
    Zodiac constellations this month include Sagittarius (the archer), Capricorn (the goat) and Aquarius (the water-carrier), and sinking into the west is Scorpio (the scorpion) with Saturn, our only remaining evening "star," in its midst. Three of our former evening "stars," Venus, Jupiter and Mars, are now morning objects, but only Venus, rapidly climbing into the morning sky before dawn, is much visible as yet. The autumnal (or fall) equinox is on Sept. 23, marking the end of summer and beginning of autumn. For the best spectacle of the month: A full lunar eclipse (sometimes called a "blood moon") occurs on...
  • ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Visible April 14-15, Beginning Rare Series Of Total Eclipses

    04/08/2014 12:40:28 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    CBS ^ | 4APR2014 | Brandon Mercer
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Just in time for tax day, which may feel like trying to squeeze blood from a rock, the moon will appear blood-red in a total lunar eclipse on the night of April 14th and overnight into April 15h. The total eclipse will be at its best over the Bay Area at 12:46 a.m. on April 15th, but the beginnings of the eclipse will be visible starting around 9:55 p.m. The moon will begin turning red at 12:08 a.m. The eclipse is a rare celestial phenomenon easily observed with the naked eye, and as such it...
  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2014-2015

    03/07/2014 2:26:54 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 27 replies
    Prophecy in the News Magazine ^ | March 1, 2014 | J.R. Church
    As you may know, this year is a Sabbatical Year in the Jewish Calendar. Starting next September 29, 2008, a new Sabbatical cycle will commence. It will run for seven years and conclude with another Sabbatical Year in 2014/15. Also, you may know that Daniel’s seventieth week will be a seven year Sabbatical cycle. Students of biblical prophecy have long compared Daniel’s seventieth week with the Tribulation Period as laid out in the book of Revelation. Intrigued with the Scriptures that repeat over and over again that our Savior’s Second Coming will be heralded with signs in the heavens, in...
  • Sleeping Or Dead? Fate Of China's Yutu Moon Rover Uncertain

    02/12/2014 4:18:23 PM PST · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 12 February 2014 | Devin Coldewey
    Yutu entered a controlled hibernation mode despite mechanical problems on Jan. 24 to weather the 14-day lunar night cycle, but should have woken up days ago. China's mission control has yet to offer an official statement of failture, though it did report that Yutu did not wake up on schedule and was not responding to stimuli.
  • Bright Explosion on the Moon

    05/17/2013 12:05:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    NASA ^ | 5/17/13 | Tony Phillips
    May 17, 2013: For the past 8 years, NASA astronomers have been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids hitting the lunar surface. "Lunar meteor showers" have turned out to be more common than anyone expected, with hundreds of detectable impacts occurring every year. They've just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the program. "On March 17, 2013, an object about the size of a small boulder hit the lunar surface in Mare Imbrium," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we've...
  • Take 5 Minutes to See What the Moon Will Do During 2013

    11/25/2012 10:55:49 AM PST · by Errant · 86 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 20 November, 2012 | NANCY ATKINSON
    This new video shows exactly how the Moon will look to us on Earth during the entire year of 2013. While the Moon always keeps the same face to us, it’s not exactly the same face. Because of the tilt in its axis and shape of its orbit, we see the Moon from slightly different angles over the course of a month, and the year. Normally, we don’t see how the Moon “wobbles” in its orbit or as it moves closer and farther away from Earth. But seeing the entire year compressed down to 5 minutes, we can see the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Sun vs. Super Moon

    05/11/2012 4:40:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | May 11, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The Super Moon wins, by just a little, when its apparent size is compared to the Sun in this ingenious composite picture. To make it, the Full Moon on May 6 was photographed with the same camera and telescope used to image the Sun (with a dense solar filter!) on the following day. Of course, on May 6 the Moon was at perigee, the closest point to Earth in its eliptical orbit, making it the largest Full Moon of 2012. Two weeks later, on May 20, the Moon will be near apogee, the most distant point in its orbit,...
  • Government sues Apollo 14 astronaut over lunar camera (Edgar Mitchell)

    06/30/2011 2:41:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6/30/11 | Terry Baynes - Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government has sued a former NASA astronaut to recover a camera used to explore the moon's surface during the 1971 Apollo 14 mission after seeing it slated for sale in a New York auction. The lawsuit, filed in Miami federal court on Wednesday, accuses Edgar Mitchell of illegally possessing the camera and attempting to sell it for profit. In March, NASA learned that the British auction house Bonhams was planning to sell the camera at an upcoming Space History Sale, according to the suit. The item was labeled "Movie Camera from the Lunar Surface"...
  • China plans to build lunar research base

    05/11/2011 3:38:33 AM PDT · by Prospero · 36 replies
    Peoples Daily Online ^ | 5/11/11 | Staff Writer
    China will carry out an unmanned lunar landing around 2017 before making manned lunar landings and building research bases on the moon, said Ouyang Ziyuan, chief scientist of China's lunar probe program, in Shanghai on May 9. Ouyang made the remarks during the opening ceremony of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. He said that the Chang'e-2 has operated safely for 200 days as of May 1. During the operation of the Chang'e-2 in space, four tiny cameras on the satellite recorded clear photographs, marking China's first-ever aerospace application of CMOS imaging technologies, first space surveillance engineering...
  • Amazing Spectacle: Total Lunar Eclipse Monday Night (Heads Up!)

    12/18/2010 9:25:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Space.com ^ | Joe Rao
    For a few hours on the night of Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, the attention of tens of millions of people will be drawn skyward, where the mottled, coppery globe of our moon will hang completely immersed in the long, tapering cone of shadow cast out into space by our Earth. If the weather is clear, favorably placed skywatchers will have a view of one of nature's most beautiful spectacles: a total eclipse of the moon. Unlike a total eclipse of the sun, which is only visible to those in the path of totality, eclipses of the moon can usually...
  • BIG LUNAR ECLIPSE..(Saturday morning, June 26th)

    06/25/2010 1:58:50 PM PDT · by TaraP · 22 replies
    Soaceweather ^ | June 25th, 2010
    This Saturday morning, June 26th, there's going to be a lunar eclipse—and for many residents of the USA, it's going to be a big one. The eclipse begins at 3:17 am PDT (10:17 UT) when the Moon enters the sunset-colored shadow of Earth. By 4:38 am PDT (11:38 UT), the moment of greatest eclipse, 54% of the Moon's diameter will be covered. From beginning to end, the event lasts almost three hours. In Addition: A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole could reach Earth as early as June 26th.
  • Solving A 37-Year Old Space Mystery

    03/16/2010 9:10:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 38 replies · 2,151+ views
    SPX via Space Travel ^ | 3/16/2010 | SPX via Space Travel
    A researcher from The University of Western Ontario has helped solve a 37-year old space mystery using lunar images released yesterday by NASA and maps from his own atlas of the moon. Phil Stooke, a professor cross appointed to Western's Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Geography, published a major reference book on lunar exploration in 2007 entitled, "The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration." Yesterday, images and data from Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) were posted. The LRO, scheduled for a one year exploration mission about 31 miles above the lunar surface, will produce a comprehensive map, search for resources...
  • Canadian astronomer spots Soviet rover on moon

    03/17/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 58 replies · 1,940+ views
    CBC News ^ | 3-17-10 | John Bowman
    An astronomer at the University of Western Ontario has found a Soviet moon rover in recently released images from a NASA satellite. Phil Stooke combed through data and images of the moon's surface from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that NASA released Monday. Stooke compared the images to his own recently published reference book on moon geography, The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration, and pinpointed the location of the Soviet rover Lunokhod 2. "The tracks were visible at once," said Stooke, in a statement. The location of the rover was already known through laser ranging experiments, but there's no telescope on...
  • Gore Says Water on Moon Proves Lunar Warming, Requires Action to Reduce Mobile Phone Signals

    11/13/2009 5:21:22 PM PST · by jerhad · 34 replies · 1,238+ views
    Cold Mash ^ | 11/13/09 | jerhad
    NASA announced that water was discovered on the moon, and Al Gore has indicated that this shocking news shows that lunar warming is happening and could have devastating effects if we don’t take immediate drastic measures.“Things are worse than I thought,” said Gore. “There should only be frozen ice on the moon, not water. Now the moon has a fever too, and it’s because of too many mobile phone signals. My chart will prove that as mobile phone usage has increased, so has the lunar temperature and melting ice. We must find a way to reduce this damaging greenhouse...
  • The Oldest Lunar Calendar on Earth

    09/21/2009 4:24:31 PM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 2,034+ views
    Environmental Graffiti ^ | 21 Sep 2009 | EG
    Aurignacian Lunar Calendar Photo ­- Anonymous / Don’s MapsThe Oldest Lunar Calendars and Earliest Constellations have been identified in cave art found in France and Germany. The astronomer-priests of these late Upper Cultures understood mathematical sets, and the interplay between the moon annual cycle, ecliptic, solstice and seasonal changes on earth. The First (Lunar) Calendar – The archaeological record’s earliest data that speaks to human awareness of the stars and ‘heavens’ dates to the Aurignacian Culture of Europe, c.32,000 B.C. Between 1964 and the early 1990s, Alexander Marshack published breakthrough research that documented the mathematical and astronomical knowledge in the...
  • Video Game Developer Qualifies for Million Dollar NASA Prize

    09/13/2009 10:26:01 AM PDT · by Saije · 22 replies · 1,249+ views
    GameFreaks365 ^ | 9/13/2009 | Kyle
    Video game developer John Carmack, better known for his work on Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein, has qualified for a million dollar prize from NASA. America's space agency challenged the nation's brightest minds to come up with a design contest known as the Lunar Lander Challenge. Carmack's team, known as Armadillo Aerospace, won $350,000 after taking first prize last year in NASA's Level 1 competition. Now they are aiming for Level 2 and the million dollar prize. As MSNBC.com describes it: "The alcohol-fueled, pressure-tank-equipped rocket has to hang in the air for a minimum of 3 minutes during each leg of...
  • Scientists save India's moon mission from failure

    07/17/2009 8:06:32 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 9 replies · 1,546+ views
    Google News ^ | 17 July, 2009 | Google News
    NEW DELHI — India's only satellite orbiting the moon came close to failure after overheating but scientists improvised to save it and have achieved more than 90 percent of the mission's objectives, an official said Friday. The launch of Chandrayaan-1 in October 2008 put India in an elite group to have lunar missions along with the U.S., Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and China. But on May 16, the satellite lost a critical instrument called the star sensor, the Indian Space Research Organization's chief Madhavan Nair told reporters. The sensor helps the satellite stay oriented so its cameras and...