Latest Phases of the Moon Stories
Astronomy enthusiasts will be able to ring in the new year with a January 1 supermoon, one of two that will occur during the first month of 2014, and the first of five that will take place before the end of the calendar year.
According to NASA, the best time for viewing this year’s Harvest Moon will be right around sunset on Wednesday night.
August 31, 2012 will see a second full moon for the calendar month, commonly referred to as a Blue Moon. The first full moon for the month was seen on the night of August 1.
People say things will happen "once in a blue moon" when they mean it's unlikely to happen or something very rare. But what is a blue moon, really?
This weekend's highly-anticipated supermoon was the featured attraction for thousands of people worldwide, as the once-a-year event caused skygazers and amateur photographers to flock to key viewing sites for a look at the astronomical phenomenon.
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year will occur this weekend. An estimated 16% brighter than normal, this spectacular ‘Supermoon’ will be visible in the night sky on Saturday (May 5) at 11:35 p.m. EDT.
A team of astronomers from Texas State University is claiming the moon was an accomplice in bringing down the Titanic.
It's true. On Dec. 26th, the night after Christmas, Venus and the slender crescent Moon will gather for a jaw-dropping conjunction in the western sky.
If you find yourself alone on the African plains, you may want to be more wary of wild animals, especially just after a full moon.
On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset.
Lunar Phase -- The lunar phase is an astronomical term referring to the portion of the Moon that is visibly illuminated by the Sun, as seen from Earth. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Moon change. Since the Moon only appears bright due to the Sun's reflected light, only the half of the Moon closest to the Sun is illuminated. Lunar phases are the result of our seeing the illuminated half of the Moon at different angles. The Moon exhibits...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
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