Latest Lunar eclipses Stories
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has planned various ways to help the public enjoy the total lunar eclipse on the night of Dec. 20 to 21.
Everyone knows that "the moon on the breast of new-fallen snow gives the luster of mid-day to objects below" -- that is, except during a lunar eclipse.
This Saturday morning, June 26th, there's going to be a lunar eclipseâ€”and for many residents of the USA, it's going to be a big one.
A partial lunar eclipse will take place on June 26 that will be visible from parts of North America, weather permitting.
Citizens of India and China witnessed the longest total solar eclipse of the century on Wednesday.
The event begins at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, July 22nd, in the Gulf of Khambhat just east of India.
In partnership with Madrid Regional Government's ASTROCAM network and Extremadura Regional Government's Department of Youth and Sports, the Ciclope Group led by Francisco Manuel SÃ¡nchez Moreno of the Universidad PolitÃ©cnica de Madrid's School of Computing is to Internet broadcast the 21st century's longest total solar eclipse from the Chinese city of Chongqing on July 22, 2009. The eclipse's is central duration will be over six minutes.
Lunar eclipses are well-documented throughout human history. The rare and breathtaking phenomena, which occur when the moon passes into the Earthâ€™s shadow and seemingly changes shape, color, or disappears from the night sky completely, caught the attention of poets, farmers, leaders, and scientists alike.
New research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen indicates that the Stone Age graves' orientation in the landscape could have an astronomical explanation.
On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It's a total lunar eclipse -- the last one until Dec. 2010.
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...
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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