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NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Prepped For Upcoming

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Prepped For Upcoming Eclipse

[ Watch the Video: A Lunar Eclipse And The LRO ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sky-watchers in North America are in for a treat as they will be able to see the entire upcoming lunar eclipse on April 15 from start to...

Latest Eclipses Stories

2014-04-11 16:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public will have the opportunity to view and learn more about the Tuesday, April 15 total lunar eclipse on NASA television, the agency's website, and social media. Coverage begins at 2 a.m. EDT and will last about three hours. The eclipse's peak, when the moon will enter the Earth's full shadow or umbra, will occur at 3:45 a.m. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The United States will be in a prime...

Lunar Eclipse Tetrad Expected To Begin In April
2014-04-14 11:07:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Skywatchers across North America will want to mark their calendars for April 15 – the next lunar eclipse. Expected to be visible across the entire United States, weather permitting, the upcoming eclipse is the first of four total eclipses expected to occur over the next year-and-a-half at two-month intervals – a phenomenon known as a tetrad. There are three types of lunar eclipses: penumbral, partial and total. A penumbral...

2014-03-12 23:23:39

Viewing Parties at Chabot Space & Science Center’s Observatory Oakland, California (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 On the evening of April 14, a 3.5 hour lunar eclipse is the feature at a special viewing party at Chabot Space & Science Center. Beginning a little before 11pm (PDT) on Monday April 14th, the eclipse will end around 2:33am (PDT), Tuesday, April 15th. Chabot is hosting special open viewing hours on the deck for this astronomical black-out. Staff astronomers and observatory...

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...

Solar Eclipse On Sunday, November 3rd Will Be A Hybrid
2013-10-31 03:59:55

[ Watch the Video: Sunday Solar Eclipse Will Be A Rare Hybrid ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parts of eastern North America, northern South America, southern Europe, the Middle East and several other parts of the world will be able to experience a unique type of solar eclipse this Sunday, November 3. The event is known as a hybrid solar eclipse, and according to Deborah Byrd and Bruce McClure of EarthSky, this type of event “appears fleetingly as an...

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...

2013-10-01 23:32:02

In the early morning hours of August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse sweeping over the entire United States will occur for the first time since 1918. Seven Directions Custom Tours has organized a special astronomy tour to include the best view of this once in a lifetime total solar eclipse. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Seven Directions Custom Tours is announcing a new astronomy tour to the best location in the USA for observing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. The 2017...

Ring Of Fire Eclipse To Be Broadcast Live
2013-05-09 04:46:27

[ Watch the Video: What is a Solar Eclipse? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This afternoon and evening, astronomy fans in the US will have the opportunity to view the Annular Solar Eclipse taking place in Australia from their couch. Slooh said it will be offering people the chance to see the solar eclipse live, starting at 5:30 p.m. eastern time. Tonight, the Moon's shadow will start to make its way across Australia towards eastern Papua New Guinea, creating a...

Slooh’s Partial Lunar Eclipse Show Starts Tomorrow
2013-04-24 15:01:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those living in the Eastern Hemisphere, the first lunar eclipse of 2013 will be taking place on Thursday during the Pink Moon. This partial eclipse of the Moon will be visible in its entirety from eastern Europe, Africa, central Asia and western Australia. However, it will not be visible in North America unless you watch Slooh's live broadcast. The Slooh Space Camera will be broadcasting live feed of the partial lunar eclipse...

Earth, Lunar Transits Observed On Same Day By NASA’s SDO
2013-03-12 10:01:36

NASA On March 2, 2013, NASA´s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) entered its semiannual eclipse season, a period of three weeks when Earth blocks its view of the sun for a period of time each day. On March 11, however, SDO was treated to two transits. Earth blocked SDO´s view of the sun from about 2:15 to 3:45 a.m. EDT. Later in the same day, from around 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. EDT, the moon moved in front of the sun for a partial eclipse. When Earth blocks the sun, the boundaries of...


Latest Eclipses Reference Libraries

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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...

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Solar Eclipse -- A solar eclipse occurs when Sun, Moon and Earth are on a single line, the Moon being in the middle. Seen from the Earth, the Moon is in front of the Sun and thus part or all of the light of the Sun is hidden by the Moon. Thus it may seem that a piece has been taken out of the Sun, or that it has suddenly disappeared. There are three types of solar eclipses: -- A partial solar eclipse: Only part of the Sun and the Moon overlap -- A total solar eclipse: All of the Sun...

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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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