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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Time Lapse of a Total Lunar Eclipse

    04/28/2014 5:23:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | April 28, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why would a bright full Moon suddenly become dark? Because it entered the shadow of the Earth. Almost two weeks ago this exact event happened as the Moon underwent a total lunar eclipse. That eclipse, visible from the half of the Earth then facing the Moon, was captured in numerous spectacular photographs and is depicted in the above time lapse video covering about an hour. The above video, recorded from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center in Arizona, USA, keeps the Earth shadow centered and shows the Moon moving through it from west to east. The temporarily good alignment between Earth,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Red Moon, Green Beam

    04/18/2014 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | April 18, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This is not a scene from a sci-fi special effects movie. The green beam of light and red lunar disk are real enough, captured in the early morning hours of April 15. Of course, the reddened lunar disk is easy to explain as the image was taken during this week's total lunar eclipse. Immersed in shadow, the eclipsed Moon reflects the dimmed reddened light of all the sunsets and sunrises filtering around the edges of planet Earth, seen in silhouette from a lunar perspective. But the green beam of light really is a laser. Shot from the 3.5-meter telescope...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Waterton Lake Eclipse

    04/17/2014 11:31:51 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    NASA ^ | April 17, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Recorded on April 15th, this total lunar eclipse sequence looks south down icy Waterton Lake from the Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, Canada, planet Earth. The most distant horizon includes peaks in Glacier National Park, USA. An exposure every 10 minutes captured the Moon's position and eclipse phase, as it arced, left to right, above the rugged skyline and Waterton town lights. In fact, the sequence effectively measures the roughly 80 minute duration of the total phase of the eclipse. Around 270 BC, the Greek astronomer Aristarchus also measured the duration of lunar eclipses - though probably without...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Spica, Mars, and Eclipsed Moon

    04/15/2014 10:01:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    NASA ^ | April 16, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A beautiful, reddened Moon slid through dark skies on April 15, completely immersed in Earth's shadow for well over an hour. It was the year's first total lunar eclipse and was widely enjoyed over the planet's Western Hemisphere. Seen from the Caribbean island of Barbados, the dimmed lunar disk is captured during totality in this colorful skyview. The dark Moon's red color contrasts nicely with bright bluish star Spica, alpha star of the constellation Virgo, posing only about two degrees away. Brighter than Spica and about 10 degrees from the Moon on the right, Mars is near opposition and...
  • My Amateur Recording to Last Nights Lunar Eclipse Edited To Under 2 Minutes

    04/15/2014 6:31:52 PM PDT · by OneVike · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 14 & 15, 2014 | OneVike
    I used a Sony DCR-SR46 Handycam on a tripod to record the eclipse in my back yard. Unfortunately, clouds began rolling in when the eclipse was full and they messed with my cameras focus. So I wasn't able to continue recording all the way to where it returned to the full moon status. I edited out all the jumping around caused by me readjusting the camera to stay with the moon, and increased the speed of the video so I could get the final result under 2 minutes. It's not the best video, but I worked with what I had....
  • Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

    04/09/2014 5:45:12 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 4-8-14 | MARCIA DUNN
    VIDEO AT LINK CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year— in color. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth's shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere. The total phase will last 78 minutes, beginning at 3:06 a.m. EDT and ending at 4:24 a.m. EDT.
  • ‘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...
  • Four 'blood-red' total lunar eclipses will fall on Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015

    12/29/2013 5:22:47 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 137 replies
    Koenig International News ^ | May 13, 2008 | Bill Koenig
    Acts 2:20 (KJV): The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come. Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Puyallup, Washington click here has been sharing with us some remarkable discoveries on the blood-red moon and Jewish feast connections in the past three months. He now has some new discoveries. I have known Mark for four years and have spoken at his church twice in the Tacoma, Washington, area. He has been an avid student and teacher of the Jewish Feasts and their awe-inspiring connections to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Ring of Fire over Monument Valley

    05/09/2013 3:35:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | May 09, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: As the New Moon continues this season's celestial shadow play, an annular solar eclipse track begins in western Australia at 22:30 UT on May 9 -- near sunrise on May 10 local time. Because the eclipse occurs within a few days of lunar apogee, the Moon's silhouette does not quite cover the Sun during mid-eclipse, momentarily creating a spectacular ring of fire. While a larger region witnesses a partial eclipse, the annular mid-eclipse phase is visible along a shadow track only about 200 kilometers wide but 13,000 kilometers long, extending across the central Pacific. For given locations along it,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Hungarian Spring Eclipse

    05/03/2013 10:21:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | May 04, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Last week, as the Sun set a Full Moon rose over the springtime landscape of Tihany, Hungary on the northern shores of Lake Balaton. As it climbed into the clear sky, the Moon just grazed the dark, umbral shadow of planet Earth in the year's first partial lunar eclipse. The partial phase, seen near the top of this frame where the lunar disk is darkened along the upper limb, lasted for less than 27 minutes. Composited from consecutive exposures, the picture presents the scene's range of natural colors and subtle shading apparent to the eye. At next week's New...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Eclipsed Moon in the Morning

    12/24/2011 8:08:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NASA ^ | December 24, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: December's lunar eclipse graced early morning skies over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA. There, this wintry scene finds the Moon in a cold blue twilight sky near the western horizon, above the snowy North American Continental Divide. About 22 minutes before the sunrise, the reddened lunar disk is almost completely immersed in Earth's dark shadow. This dramatic Rocky Mountain moon set during the eclipse total phase. But all parts of the geocentric celestial event were seen from Pacific regions, Asia, and Australia, including the entire 51 minutes of totality, and parts of the final eclipse of 2011 were...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Red Moon Rising [ cue the Creedence ]

    12/16/2011 3:46:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | December 16, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This surreal, wintry scene is a composite picture recorded on December 10 as the Moon rose behind the Zagros Mountains of Iran. A total lunar eclipse was already in progress. The image combines nearly 500 successive frames taken over 1.5 hours beginning in twilight as the eclipsed Moon steadily climbed above the rugged landscape. The reddened lunar disk and deep blue twilight make for a striking contrast, yet the contrasting colors have the same root cause. The eclipsed Moon is red because the Earth's umbral shadow is suffused with a faint red light. The ruddy illumination is from all...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Umbra of Earth

    12/14/2011 9:29:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | December 15, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The dark, inner shadow of planet Earth is called the umbra. Shaped like a cone extending into space, it has a circular cross section most easily seen during a lunar eclipse. For example, last Saturday the Full Moon slid across the southern half of Earth's umbral shadow, entertaining moonwatchers around much of the planet. In the total phase of the eclipse, the Moon was completely within the umbra for 51 minutes. Recorded from Beijing, China, this composite eclipse image uses successive pictures from totality (center) and partial phases to trace out a large part of the umbra's curved edge....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Lunar Eclipse Over an Indian Peace Pagoda

    12/14/2011 4:33:28 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    NASA ^ | December 14, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Our Moon turned red last week. The reason was that during December 10, a total lunar eclipse occurred. The above digitally superimposed image mosaic captured the Moon many times during the eclipse, from before the Moon entered Earth's shadow until after the Moon exited. The image sequence was recorded over a Shanti Stupa Peace Pagota near the center of New Delhi, India. The red tint of the eclipsed Moon was created by sunlight first passing through the Earth's atmosphere, which preferentially scatters blue light (making the sky blue) but passes and refracts red light, before reflecting back off the...
  • Total lunar eclipse on tap for early Saturday (early 12/10/11, 4:45am w/total at 6:05am PT)

    12/09/2011 10:16:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/9/11 | David Perlman
    Early risers Saturday will see a total eclipse of the moon low in the western sky, and if the Bay Area's clear weather persists, the sight should be spectacular. "The full moon should appear even larger than normal when the eclipse is total because it will be so low in the sky that Earth's atmosphere will magnify it into a blood-red monster," said astronomer Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College in Los Alto Hills. The partial eclipse will begin at 4:45 a.m. and will become total at 6:05 a.m., Fraknoi said. Totality will last until 6:57 a.m.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Total Lunar Eclipse Over Tajikistan

    07/11/2011 3:21:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | July 11, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: If the full Moon suddenly faded, what would you see? The answer during the total lunar eclipse last month was recorded in a dramatic time lapse video from Tajikistan. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the Moon and the Sun, causing the moon to fade dramatically. The Moon never gets completely dark, though, since the Earth's atmosphere refracts some light. As the above video begins, the scene may appear to be daytime and sunlit, but actually it is a nighttime and lit by the glow of the full Moon. As the moon becomes eclipsed and fades,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Triangular Shadow of a Large Volcano

    07/05/2011 2:12:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | July 05, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why does the shadow of this volcano look like a triangle? The Mount Teide volcano itself does not have the strictly pyramidal shape that its geometric shadow might suggest. The triangle shadow phenomena is not unique to the Mt. Teide, though, and is commonly seen from the tops of other large mountains and volcanoes. A key reason for the strange dark shape is that the observer is looking down the long corridor of a sunset (or sunrise) shadow that extends to the horizon. Even if the huge volcano was a perfect cube and the resulting shadow was a long...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Eclipse over the Acropolis ["Acropoclipse"]

    06/25/2011 4:36:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | June 25, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The total phase of the June 15 lunar eclipse lasted an impressive 100 minutes. Its entire duration is covered in this composite of a regular sequence of digital camera exposures, tracking the dark lunar disk as it arced above the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In fact, around 270 BCE Greek astronomer Aristarchus also tracked the duration of lunar eclipses, though without the benefit of digital clocks and cameras. Still, using geometry, he devised a simple and impressively accurate way to calculate the Moon's distance, in terms of the radius of planet Earth, from the eclipse duration. A more modern...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Eclipsed Moonlight

    06/21/2011 2:58:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | June 21, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A celestial prelude to today's solstice, the June 15 total lunar eclipse was one of the longest in recent years. It was also one of the darkest, but not completely dark. Even during totality, a somber, red lunar disk could be seen in the starry night sky, reflecting reddened light falling on to its surface. Seen from a lunar perspective, the ruddy illumination is from all the sunsets and sunrises around the edges of a silhouetted Earth. In this sharp portrait of the eclipsed Moon from Granada, Spain, the Moon's edge reflects a bluish tinge as well as it...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Eclipsed Moon in the Milky Way

    06/17/2011 2:57:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | June 17, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: On June 15, the totally eclipsed Moon was very dark, with the Moon itself positioned on the sky toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. This simple panorama captures totality from northern Iran in 8 consecutive exposures each 40 seconds long. In the evocative scene, the dark of the eclipsed Moon competes with the Milky Way's faint glow. The tantalizing red lunar disk lies just above the bowl of the dark Pipe Nebula, to the right of the glowing Lagoon and Trifid nebulae and the central Milky Way dust clouds. At the far right, the wide field is...
  • Very Long Total Lunar Eclipse Coming Wednesday

    06/12/2011 2:45:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/ ^ | June 12, 2011 | Joe Rao
    This month's full moon will pass almost directly through the center of Earth's shadow on Wednesday in what will be an unusually long total eclipse of the moon. The lunar eclipse will occur just two weeks after a June 1 partial solar eclipse, when the moon blocked part of the sun as viewed from Arctic regions. The eclipse won't be visible from North America due to its timing, which places the event in the daylight hours when the moon is behind the local horizon.
  • Will Tuesday Be the Darkest Day in 456 Years?

    Break out the flashlights. When a full lunar eclipse takes place on the shortest day of the year, the planet may just get awfully dark. The upcoming Dec. 21 full moon -- besides distinguishing itself from the others in 2010 by undergoing a total eclipse -- will also take place on the same date as the solstice (the winter solstice if you live north of the equator, and the summer solstice if you live to the south). Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the official beginning of winter. The sun is...
  • Solstice Lunar Eclipse (*Dec 21st, 2010*)

    12/17/2010 10:20:37 AM PST · by TaraP · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Dec. 17, 2010: Everyone knows that "the moon on the breast of new-fallen snow gives the luster of mid-day to objects below." That is, except during a lunar eclipse. See for yourself on Dec. 21st, the first day of northern winter, when the full Moon passes almost dead-center through Earth's shadow. For 72 minutes of eerie totality, an amber light will play across the snows of North America, throwing landscapes into an unusual state of ruddy shadow. The eclipse begins on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st, at 1:33 am EST (Monday, Dec. 20th, at 10:33 pm PST). At that time, Earth's...
  • 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.
  • Disaster fears as 'monster' eclipse looms

    07/20/2009 3:40:10 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 7 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (article from AFP) ^ | July 20, 2009 | Correspondents in New Delhi
    THE world's most populous nations will gaze skywards on Wednesday as the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st Century lays a carpet of darkness across India and China, from Mumbai to Shanghai. The event is being hyped in the obscure world of eclipse-chasers as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which, due to its trajectory over some of the most densely inhabited areas on Earth, could end up being the most-watched eclipse in history. The American astrophysicist and acclaimed eclipse expert Fred Espenak has simply labelled the July 22 event "a monster". Total solar eclipses occur when the moon comes between the...
  • Glimpse of Earth as seen from afar - Lunar eclipse paints portrait of Earth that could aid...

    06/11/2009 11:19:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 1,589+ views
    Nature News ^ | 10 June 2009 | Eric Hand
    Lunar eclipse paints portrait of Earth that could aid hunt for distant habitable planets.The rosy glow of a lunar eclipse helped astronomers capture the Earth's transmission spectrum.Daniel Lopez Astronomers have seen what the Earth's atmosphere might look like from outer space by using the Moon as a giant mirror. Sunlight that bounced back from the Moon carried a fingerprint of the Earth's atmosphere that could help astronomers determine if the extrasolar planets they're finding harbour life.The astronomers, at Spain's Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, made their observations on 16 August 2008 during a lunar eclipse — in which...
  • Lunar eclipse to occur Wednesday night - Last lunar eclipse in years (until 2010)

    02/20/2008 3:36:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 120 replies · 703+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/20/08 | Alicia Chang - ap
    LOS ANGELES - The last total lunar eclipse until 2010 occurs Wednesday night, with cameo appearances by Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the veiled full moon. Skywatchers viewing through a telescope will have the added treat of seeing Saturn's handsome rings. Weather permitting, the total eclipse can be seen from North and South America. People in Europe and Africa will be able to see it high in the sky before dawn on Thursday. As the moonlight dims — it won't go totally dark — Saturn and Regulus will pop out and sandwich the moon. Regulus...
  • Get ready for the eclipse that saved Columbus

    02/19/2008 9:19:42 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 24 replies · 348+ views
    Brietbart ^ | Feb 18 06:54 PM
    The Moon will turn an eerie shade of red for people in the western hemisphere late Wednesday and early Thursday, recreating the eclipse that saved Christopher Columbus more than five centuries ago. In a lunar eclipse, the Sun, Earth and Moon are directly aligned and the Moon swings into the cone of shadow cast by the Earth. But the Moon does not become invisible, as there is still residual light that is deflected towards it by our atmosphere. Most of this refracted light is in the red part of the spectrum and as a result the Moon, seen from Earth,...
  • Lunar Eclipse to Occur in "Prime Time" Wednesday

    02/19/2008 1:34:06 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 101+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | February 18, 2008 | John Roach
    The Hollywood writers' strike may be over, but perhaps the best prime-time show this Wednesday night is in the sky: a total lunar eclipse. The moon will be completely submerged in Earth's shadow from 10:01 to 10:51 p.m. ET. "It's very well placed for the U.S.," said Fred Espenak, an astrophysicist and eclipse expert at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The celestial spectacle is visible throughout the Americas as well as during the wee hours of Thursday morning in Europe, most of Africa, and western Asia. All told, well over a billion people will have the...
  • How a Lunar Eclipse Saved Columbus (And us in ten days)

    02/10/2008 4:49:38 PM PST · by decimon · 31 replies · 106+ views
    SPACE.com ^ | February 10, 2008 | Joe Rao
    On the night of Feb. 20, the full moon will pass into Earth's shadow in an event that will be visible across all of the United States and Canada. The total lunar eclipse will be made even more striking by the presence of the nearby planet Saturn and the bright bluish star, Regulus. Eclipses in the distant past often terrified viewers who took them as evil omens. Certain lunar eclipses had an overwhelming effect on historic events. One of the most famous examples is the trick pulled by Christopher Columbus.
  • Longest lunar eclipse in 7 years expected

    08/21/2007 8:22:57 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 30 replies · 2,269+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | August 21st, 2007 | Staff
    During the early morning hours of Aug. 28, astronomers say sky watchers around much of the world will be able to watch as the moon crosses the Earth's shadow, becoming completely immersed for nearly 90 -- a much longer period of time than occurs during most lunar eclipses. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the event will begin 3:54 a.m. EDT, Aug. 28. The eclipse will be visible from Australia, parts of Asia and most of the Americas but not from Africa or Europe, NASA astronomers said. The view is different from each location. In the United States, Pacific...
  • Lunar Eclipse Photos

    11/01/2004 8:27:50 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 5 replies · 359+ views
    Here are some photos I took of the lunar eclipse.
  • Full lunar eclipse visible Tuesday night across Israel

    05/04/2004 7:58:03 PM PDT · by yonif · 120+ views
    Haaretz ^ | May 05, 2004 | Eran Ofek
    The early stages of the lunar eclipse visible in the sky over Tel Aviv on Tuesday night. (Haim Taragan) A full lunar eclipse, visible in the night sky across Israel, started at 9:48 P.M. and ended at 1:12 A.M. At 9:48 P.M. it was possible to see the shadow of the Earth gradually start to creep across the surface of the moon. At 10:52 P.M. the entire moon was hidden in the shadow of the Earth and will be visible only as a reddish-gray disc. The height of the eclipse came at 11:30 P.M. and by eight minutes past...
  • Skies clear and crowds flock to observatories for total lunar eclipse

    11/09/2003 12:20:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 161+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2003 | AP
    CINCINNATI -- Sky-watchers in every continent but Australia reveled in the relative rarity of a total lunar eclipse Saturday night -- but as stargazers have noted for centuries, it was a matter of celestial perspective. "From the moon, they're having a solar eclipse," said Dean Regas, an astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory Center. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, Earth and sun are in alignment and the moon passes through the planet's shadow. In a solar eclipse, the Earth is in the moon's shadow. The Cincinnati Observatory, which claims to be the oldest in the United States, was founded...
  • Lunar Eclipse NOW!! (vanity)

    11/08/2003 4:07:08 PM PST · by FReepaholic · 259 replies · 2,825+ views
    http://www.space.com ^ | 11/7/2003 | God
    Lunar eclipse NOW!!!Get off the computer and go outside!
  • Red Moon set to dive behind Earth (Lunar Eclipse tonight)

    11/08/2003 1:55:59 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 81 replies · 778+ views
    BBC ^ | November 8th, 2003 | David Whitehouse
    Red Moon set to dive behind Earth By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor The colour of the Moon can change dramatically A total lunar eclipse will be visible on Saturday from Europe, Africa, the Americas, and much of Asia - if the weather is kind and gives clear skies. The Moon regularly passes into the Earth's shadow and becomes dimmer. It happens about every six months or so. A lunar eclipse has no great importance astronomically but can be enjoyed by many people without special equipment. Skywatchers should train their eyes on the Moon from 2215...
  • Stargazers Await Weekend Lunar Eclipse (with news about Leonids)

    11/06/2003 12:00:55 AM PST · by Aracelis · 28 replies · 223+ views
    Yahoo News, AP ^ | Wed Nov 5, 8:40 PM ET | By RICK CALLAHAN
    Stargazers across North America will watch the full moon dim into a dark, ruddy orb Saturday night as the moon drifts through Earth's shadow in the latest celestial event this year to pull eyes skyward. Astronomers who scrutinized Mars this summer during its closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years were more recently awed by red and green aurora displays as far south as Florida thanks to big explosions on the sun. And now more heavenly happenings are on the way. Saturday's lunar eclipse will be followed by the Leonid meteor shower, a total solar eclipse over the southern hemisphere...
  • Tonight's Forecast: Red Moon

    05/15/2003 4:17:17 AM PDT · by BushCountry · 29 replies · 793+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | May 15, 2003 | KURT LOFT
    Tonight's Forecast: Red Moon By KURT LOFT kloft@tampatrib.com Published: May 15, 2003 TAMPA - A dramatic cosmic dance unfolds tonight when the Earth's shadow passes over the moon in the first total lunar eclipse of the millennium. Beginning just after 9 p.m., the full moon will begin disappearing as a disk of darkness moves across its face. But as sunlight filters through the prism of Earth's atmosphere, the moon will begin taking on an eerie crimson glow. ``Because of the pollution in our atmosphere, it's likely the moon will turn a deep red,'' Tampa astronomer Joseph Carr said. ``This is...
  • Total Lunar Eclipse: Thursday 5/15/2003; 9:00 PM EST

    05/12/2003 10:44:42 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 52 replies · 468+ views
    A total lunar eclipse should be brilliantly visible against the full moon on early Thursday evening, May 15th. Since most of the storms seem to have blown past, let's hope the skies will be clear and not covered up. Homeschoolers should take advantage of this (early evening) eclipse time to get some dramatic "free science homework credit" by spending a few minutes outside watching the moom suddenly "almost vanish" in an orange glow of reflected earthlight.