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2014 Spring Eclipse Season Starts For NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
2014-03-04 08:55:45

Karen C. Fox, NASA The 2014 spring eclipse season NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory begins Feb. 27, 2014. These seasons – a time when Earth blocks SDO's view of the sun for a period of time each day - last around three weeks and happen twice a year near the equinoxes. The eclipses are fairly short near the beginning and end of the season but ramp up to 72 minutes in the middle. Any spacecraft observing the sun from an orbit around Earth has to contend with such eclipses, but SDO's...

Harvest Moon Eclipse Tonight
2013-10-18 11:39:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tonight the Harvest Moon, or "Hunter's Moon," will be offering up a show for sky gazers as the full moon heads into a penumbral eclipse. The moon will be gliding through the Earth's shadow at 7:50 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, during which its southern limb will be a quarter of a lunar diameter away from the unseen edge of Earth's umbra. This type of eclipse often goes unnoticed by observers, but since one part of the Moon will be...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.