Latest Eclipse cycle Stories

Strawberry Moon Eclipse A Week Away
2012-05-30 03:31:42

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] 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. At 3:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on June 4, the Moon will pass directly behind the Earth, producing the first lunar eclipse of 2012. The eclipse will be visible in North and South America, Australia, eastern parts of Asia, and across the Pacific Ocean. The Strawberry...

2010-12-20 18:05:00

This year's winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse for the first time in 456 years.The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and it has not fallen on the same day as a lunar eclipse since 1554, according to NASA. This eclipse will be the second on two eclipses in 2010.  The first was a partial lunar eclipse that took place on June 26, 2010.  Some believe that this event holds special significance, such as one ancient culture who saw the winter solstice as...

2004-11-28 03:00:08

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. 9:27 - the moon a little smaller. 9:32 -moon getting smaller. 10:25 -total lunar eclipse. We waited for about 20 minutes before it started. Small pieces got shaded at a time. It felt funny to see the moon...

Latest Eclipse cycle Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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