Latest Eclipse cycle Stories
A strawberry moon may sound like a delicious dessert to some, but for astronomers it’s a dish that will fulfill their lunar eclipse appetite next Monday.
This year's winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse for the first time in 456 years.
My family and I went out on our trampoline Wednesday night with sleeping bags and pillows to watch the lunar eclipse. Following is my record of the lunar eclipse: 8:50 - no clouds but full moon. 9:05 -no clouds. 9:15 -the moon is still full. 9:20 -small chunk shaded.
Eclipse -- An eclipse occurs when an astronomical body such as a planet, or satellite gets between a source of light (e.g. the Sun) and another body. For instance, Jupiter eclipses its moons when it gets between them and the Sun. -- Lunar eclipses - are where the Earth obscures the Sun, from the Moon's point of view. The Moon moves through the shadow cast by the Earth. This can only happen at full moon. -- Solar eclipses - are where the Moon obscures the Sun, from the Earth's point of...
Lunar eclipse -- From Earth, a lunar eclipse occurs when Sun, Earth and Moon are in a single line with Earth in the middle. If this occurs, the Moon (or part of it) does not receive light from the Sun because it is in the shadow of the Earth, and thus the Moon becomes invisible even though there would normally have been a full moon. Most of the light that is refracted through the Earth's atmosphere is red, and thus an eclipsed Moon will glow in reddish hues. A penumbral eclipse...
- Growing in low tufty patches.