Latest Lunar eclipses Stories

Strawberry Moon Eclipse A Week Away
2012-05-30 03:31:42

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] A strawberry moon may sound like a delicious dessert to some, but for astronomers it´s a dish that will fulfill their lunar eclipse appetite next Monday. At 3:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on June 4, the Moon will pass directly behind the Earth, producing the first lunar eclipse of 2012. The eclipse will be visible in North and South America, Australia, eastern parts of Asia, and across the Pacific Ocean. The Strawberry...

LRO To Observe Final Lunar Eclipse Of The Year
2011-12-09 10:27:59

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Orbiting 31 miles above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft will get a "front-row seat" to the total lunar eclipse on Dec. 10, 2011. LRO's Diviner instrument will record how quickly targeted areas on the moon's day side cool off during the eclipse. The degree of cooling is dependent on factors such as how rocky the surface is, how densely packed the soil is, and its mineral composition. By studying the lunar surface during...

Image 1 - Catch A Total Lunar Eclipse On December 10
2011-12-09 07:30:20

[ Watch the Video ] Waking up before sunrise can be tough to do, especially on a weekend.  On Saturday, Dec. 10th, you might be glad you did.  A total eclipse of the Moon will be visible in the early morning skies of western Northern America. The action begins around 4:45 am Pacific Standard Time when the red shadow of Earth first falls across the lunar disk.  By 6:05 am Pacific Time, the Moon will be fully engulfed in red light. This event–the last total lunar...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

WPBT2âs Star Gazers will host a Live Lunar Eclipse Event from Reno, Nevada on Saturday, December 10 from 4:00 a.m. â“ 7:00 am (PST) and 7:00 am - 10:00 am (EST).To view the eclipse and join the conversation, visit http://www.wpbt2.org/lunareclipse. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 WPBT2âs Star Gazers will host a Live Lunar Eclipse Event from Reno, Nevada on Saturday, December 10 from 4:00 a.m. â“ 7:00 am (PST) and 7:00...

2011-06-16 11:08:50

There was a rare treat for sky gazers last night as the first lunar eclipse of the year revealed itself across the planet from Australia to Europe. What made it especially interesting was that instead of the usual brownish color, the moon appeared as a dusty, blood red color, AFP is reporting. There was speculation that the hue was the result of ash from the erupting Puyehue volcano, high in Chile's Andes. "We can't say for sure," explained Sydney Observatory astronomer Geoffrey Wyatt. "The...

2011-06-13 05:45:00

The first total lunar eclipse of the year will last an unusually long time, but will not be visible in the U.S. The lunar eclipse will take place on Wednesday and will be visible from start to finish from eastern Africa, central Asia, the Middle East and western Australia, reports the Associated Press (AP). The eclipse will last 1 hour and 40 minutes, which will be the longest lunar eclipse since July 2000. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon glides through the long shadow cast by...

2011-01-21 06:23:20

December's total lunar eclipse, which coincided with the winter solstice, offered moon-gazers and photo-lovers the chance to capture one of the sky's most spectacular events. As a result, hundreds of people joined "NASAJPL's I'm There: Lunar Eclipse Group" on Flickr to share their photos and compete for the opportunity to have their snapshots turned into an official JPL Wallpaper at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/wallpaper. After searching through the nearly 2,000 lunar eclipse photos at...

2010-12-24 11:55:00

It seems clouds and winter storms did nothing to quell some viewers of Monday night's lunar eclipse. Even in places like Southern California, where rain and fog completely masked views of the sky, fans participated by watching live video streams or joining online chat rooms. JPL received thousands of comments and photos as part of its "I'm There: Lunar Eclipse" campaign, which had viewers text in their viewing spots and comments for display on an interactive map at...

2010-12-20 18:05:00

This year's winter solstice will coincide with a full lunar eclipse for the first time in 456 years.The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and it has not fallen on the same day as a lunar eclipse since 1554, according to NASA. This eclipse will be the second on two eclipses in 2010.  The first was a partial lunar eclipse that took place on June 26, 2010.  Some believe that this event holds special significance, such as one ancient culture who saw the winter solstice as...

Latest Lunar eclipses Reference Libraries

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

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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