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2010-12-17 16:05:00

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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Astronomers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will host a pair of live web chats to answer questions and help make the rare celestial experience one to remember. Marshall Center astronomer Rob Suggs will hold the first chat from 4 - 5 p.m....

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2010-12-17 07:55:00

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. See for yourself on Dec. 21st, the first day of northern winter, when the full Moon passes almost dead-center through Earth's shadow. For 72 minutes of eerie totality, an amber light will play across the snows of North America, throwing landscapes into an unusual state of ruddy shadow. The eclipse begins on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st, at 1:33...

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2010-06-25 06:20:00

This Saturday morning, June 26th, there's going to be a lunar eclipse"”and for many residents of the USA, it's going to be a big one. The eclipse begins at 3:17 am PDT (10:17 UT) when the Moon enters the sunset-colored shadow of Earth. By 4:38 am PDT (11:38 UT), the moment of greatest eclipse, 54% of the Moon's diameter will be covered. From beginning to end, the event lasts almost three hours. Although the eclipse is only partial, it will be magnified in size and charm by the "Moon...

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2010-06-19 06:30:00

A partial lunar eclipse will take place on June 26 that will be visible from parts of North America, weather permitting. The eclipse will take place as the moon crosses through the southern portion of Earth's shadow in the constellation Sagittarius. The moon's diameter will be dramatically darkened at its peak, possibly tinged slightly with a mixture of faint orange and reddish hues. There are filtered glows of innumerable sunsets and sunrises occurring around the rim of the Earth at the...

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2009-07-22 11:15:00

Citizens of India and China witnessed the longest total solar eclipse of the century on Wednesday. Scientists as well as religious men and women crowded the cities in hopes of catching a glimpse of the eclipse, which lasted a total of six minutes and 39 seconds.The eclipse first appeared in the skies over India, where many devoted Hindus had crowded the streets and the banks of the Ganges in a time of religious celebration for the eclipse."We have come here because our elders told us this is...

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2009-07-21 06:40:00

One one-thousand, 2 one-thousand, 3 one-thousand, 4 one-thousand... Continue counting and don't stop until you reach 399 one-thousand. Did that feel like a long time? Six minutes and 39 seconds to be exact. That's the duration of this week's total solar eclipse--the longest of the 21st century. The event begins at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, July 22nd, in the Gulf of Khambhat just east of India. Morning fishermen will experience a sunrise like nothing they've ever seen before. Rising out...

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2009-07-09 07:55:53

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 Sánchez Moreno of the Universidad Polit©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. The Ciclope Group's scholarship holder, Urko...

2009-06-08 14:08:01

Computer-generated images of lunar eclipses are nearly indistinguishable from photographsLunar eclipses are well-documented throughout human history. The rare and breathtaking phenomena, which occur when the moon passes into the Earth's shadow and seemingly changes shape, color, or disappears from the night sky completely, caught the attention of poets, farmers, leaders, and scientists alike. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method for using computer...

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2008-12-19 09:21:46

Passage graves are mysterious barrows from the Stone Age. 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. The Danish passage graves are most likely oriented according to the path of the full moon, perhaps even according to the full moon immediately before a lunar eclipse. The results are published in the scientific journal Acta Archaeologica. Claus Clausen, who...

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2008-02-20 00:15:00

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. The Sun goes down. The Moon comes up. You go out and look at the sky. Observing the eclipse is that easy. Maximum eclipse, and maximum beauty, occurs at 10:26 pm EST (7:26 pm PST). A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the shadow of Earth. You might expect the Moon to grow even more...


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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...

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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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