Latest Full moon Stories
Last year's single supermoon caused quite a stir. This summer, however, will bring a much greater treat to stargazers as there will be three full moons — July 12, August 10, and September 9 — and they will be supermoons.
The full moon has long been linked to strange events and even stranger behavior, even though careful scrutiny has dispelled any association. So when scientists bounced signals off the lunar surface on full moon nights and only received faint echoes in return, they went looking for an explanation based in reason, not superstition.
Astronomy enthusiasts will be able to ring in the new year with a January 1 supermoon, one of two that will occur during the first month of 2014, and the first of five that will take place before the end of the calendar year.
Tonight the "Hunter's Moon" will be offering up a show for sky gazers as the full moon heads into a penumbral eclipse.
According to NASA, the best time for viewing this year’s Harvest Moon will be right around sunset on Wednesday night.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with much fanfare in India and at the global scale by all Indians.
Raksha Bandhan is believed to be an auspicious festival in India.
The Moon appears to be in a nearly circular orbit around the Earth. But that word "nearly" means that there are slight variations in its motion across the heavens.
For those living in the Eastern Hemisphere, the first lunar eclipse of 2013 will be taking place on Thursday during the Pink Moon. However, it will not be visible in North America unless you watch Slooh's live broadcast.
The Moon -- The Moon is the largest satellite of the Earth, and is occasionally called Luna (Latin for moon) to distinguish it from the general use of the word "moon". The Moon is distinguished from the satellites of other planets by its initial capital letter; the other moons are described in the natural satellite article. The words moon and month come from the same Old English root word. The Moon makes a complete orbit of the celestial sphere about every four weeks. Each hour the...
Lunar Phase -- The lunar phase is an astronomical term referring to the portion of the Moon that is visibly illuminated by the Sun, as seen from Earth. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Moon change. Since the Moon only appears bright due to the Sun's reflected light, only the half of the Moon closest to the Sun is illuminated. Lunar phases are the result of our seeing the illuminated half of the Moon at different angles. The Moon exhibits...
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.