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lunar eclipse
2014-09-19 10:34:26

On Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th, not long before sunrise, the bright full Moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of celestial red. It's a lunar eclipse — visible from all parts of the USA.

Solar Eclipse To Be Feature Attraction
2012-11-11 10:07:37

Astronomers, other scientists and amateur space enthusiasts from around the world are preparing to converge on the coast of northeastern Australia.

solar eclipse
2012-01-29 11:37:45

On Sunday, May 20th, the sun is going to turn into a ring of fire. It's an annular solar eclipse--the first one in the USA in almost 18 years.

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2011-06-01 09:05:28

It sounds like an oxymoron: a solar eclipse at midnight.

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2011-01-03 08:05:00

Ancient Norse mythology tells the tale of a pair of giant wolves that roam the skies chasing the Sun and Moon and becoming the bringers of an eclipse if they do indeed catch their prey.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.