Latest Lunar eclipses Stories
On Wednesday, February 20, we're in for a celestial treat. There's a total lunar eclipse visible from North and South America as well as Europe and parts of Africa. It's a great excuse to spend time out-of-doors watching the Moon drift into the shadow of the Earth.
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Early Tuesday morning, August 28th, the dream will come true. There's going to be a colorful lunar eclipse visible from five continents including most of North America: map.
LONDON - The first total lunar eclipse in three years will give nearly every continent at least a partial view when the moon turns a shade of crimson as light reaching it from the sun is blotted out by the Earth.
By Orla Ryan CAPE COAST, Ghana (Reuters) - Clapping, dancing, praising God or raising telescopes, crowds from West Africa to Central Asia gazed skywards as a total solar eclipse cast a shadow across a vast band of the planet on Wednesday. "This shows the greatness of God.
Thousands of people across Portugal and Spain donned protective eyeglasses Monday to watch a rare and spectacular type of eclipse, which dimmed the Iberian peninsula beginning around 10 a.m.
NASA is planning to send people back to the Moon. Target date: 2015 or so. Too bad they won't be there this Sunday because, on April 24th, there's going to be a solar eclipse, and you can only see it from the Moon. On Earth, solar eclipses happen when the Moon covers the Sun. On the Moon, the roles are reversed.
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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