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2014-10-20 04:37:14

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The moon will pass in front of the sun on Thursday, producing a partial solar eclipse that, weather-permitting, will be visible in most parts of the United States sometime around sunset, NASA officials have announced. Unlike a total eclipse, which occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of and completely hides the sun, a partial eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the sun, off-center, allowing a small portion of the...

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

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA 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. [ Watch the video: ScienceCasts: A Colorful Lunar Eclipse ] "It promises to be a stunning sight, even from the most light polluted cities," says NASA's longtime eclipse expert Fred Espenak. "I encourage everyone, especially families with curious children,...

supermoon summer
2014-07-12 06:22:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online So-called supermoons are not a new phenomenon. However, the supermoon of July 2013 made headlines around the world, prompting a multitude of people to get out under the night sky to see it. The supermoon is approximately 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a "regular" full moon. If the one supermoon of last summer caused such a stir, what will the three this summer cause? All three full moons this summer — July 12,...

Front-row Seat To 'Blood Moon' Eclipse Provided By NOAO
2014-04-17 11:57:40

National Science Foundation Monday night's lunar eclipse proved just as delightful as expected to those able to view it. On the East Coast, cloudy skies may have gotten in the way, but at the National Science Foundation's National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) near Tucson, Ariz., the skies offered impressive viewing, as seen from the pictures provided here. Nicknamed a "blood moon," this lunar eclipse's color was similar to the majority of lunar eclipses. This has to do with the...

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...

NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Prepped For Upcoming Eclipse
2014-04-08 13:41:20

[ 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 finish. While the eclipse is something to look forward to for late-night amateur astronomers, the upcoming celestial event will be a bit of a complication for NASA scientists in charge of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which is currently...

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...

Lunar Eclipse Makes Laser Ranging More Accurate
2014-02-12 07:28:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The full moon has long been linked to strange events and even stranger behavior, even though careful scrutiny has dispelled any association, according to Susan Brown of UC San Diego. 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. The most compelling evidence, though, arrived during another event...

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...


Latest Lunar eclipse Reference Libraries

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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...

Solar Eclipse
2004-10-19 04:45:41

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 is...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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