Latest Solar eclipse Stories

2014-03-12 23:23:39

Viewing Parties at Chabot Space & Science Center’s Observatory Oakland, California (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 On the evening of April 14, a 3.5 hour lunar eclipse is the feature at a special viewing party at Chabot Space & Science Center. Beginning a little before 11pm (PDT) on Monday April 14th, the eclipse will end around 2:33am (PDT), Tuesday, April 15th. Chabot is hosting special open viewing hours on the deck for this astronomical black-out. Staff astronomers and observatory...

Lunar Transit Seen By NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory
2014-01-30 13:36:48

Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. On Jan 30, 2014, beginning at 8:31 a.m EST, the moon moved between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, and the sun, giving the observatory a view of a partial solar eclipse from space. Such a lunar transit happens two to three times each year.  This one lasted two and one half hours, which is the longest ever recorded. When the next one will occur is as of yet unknown due to planned adjustments in SDO's orbit....

2013-10-01 23:32:02

In the early morning hours of August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse sweeping over the entire United States will occur for the first time since 1918. Seven Directions Custom Tours has organized a special astronomy tour to include the best view of this once in a lifetime total solar eclipse. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Seven Directions Custom Tours is announcing a new astronomy tour to the best location in the USA for observing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. The 2017...

Ring Of Fire Eclipse To Be Broadcast Live
2013-05-09 04:46:27

[ Watch the Video: What is a Solar Eclipse? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This afternoon and evening, astronomy fans in the US will have the opportunity to view the Annular Solar Eclipse taking place in Australia from their couch. Slooh said it will be offering people the chance to see the solar eclipse live, starting at 5:30 p.m. eastern time. Tonight, the Moon's shadow will start to make its way across Australia towards eastern Papua New Guinea, creating a...

Slooh’s Partial Lunar Eclipse Show Starts Tomorrow
2013-04-24 15:01:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those living in the Eastern Hemisphere, the first lunar eclipse of 2013 will be taking place on Thursday during the Pink Moon. This partial eclipse of the Moon will be visible in its entirety from eastern Europe, Africa, central Asia and western Australia. However, it will not be visible in North America unless you watch Slooh's live broadcast. The Slooh Space Camera will be broadcasting live feed of the partial lunar eclipse...

NASA's Curiosity Can Find Its Position With Martian Eclipses
2012-12-13 17:59:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers say that if Curiosity ever loses its location on the surface of Mars, it could use eclipses to help it find its way. Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) have developed a method for helping Curiosity find its way around Mars by using Martian moons. "Observing these events offers an independent method for determining the coordinates of Curiosity," Gonzalo Barderas, researcher at UCM and...

The Surprising Appeal of a Cloudy Eclipse
2012-11-25 06:12:45

Author: Dr. Tony Phillips | Science@NASA This is a personal eye-witness account of the Nov. 14th solar eclipse by Science@NASA production editor Tony Phillips. Astrophysicist and legendary eclipse chaser Fred Espenak has a rating scheme for natural wonders. "On a scale of 1 to 10," he says, "total eclipses are a million." Apparently, this is true even when the eclipse is almost completely clouded out. Last week, I experienced such an eclipse on Four Mile Beach outside the resort...

Proba-2 Veiwed Three Solar Eclipses Last Night
2012-11-14 11:22:33

[ Watch The Video ( 1 ) ]   [ Watch The Video ( 2 ) ] ESA ESA´s Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite experienced three partial solar eclipses last night while lucky observers watching from northern Australia were treated to a total solar eclipse. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon moves in front of the Sun as seen from Earth, their alignment and separation such that the much closer Moon appears large enough to block out the light from the much more distant Sun....

Northern Australia Treated To Rare Full Solar Eclipse
2012-11-14 10:26:18

[Watch DailyOrbit Video highlighting Wednesday's Solar Eclipse] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A full solar eclipse plunged parts of Northern Australia into total darkness for more than two minutes on Wednesday, giving thousands of onlookers a spectacular show not seen Down Under in a decade. However, the total eclipse was only visible over a small strip of land in northern Australia and in at least some areas cloudy skies and rain obscured the show. The...

Are You Ready For A Total Solar Eclipse?
2012-11-13 10:24:35

ESA Tomorrow´s total solar eclipse will only be visible in its entirety to ground-based observers watching from northern Australia, but ESA´s Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite will have a ringside seat from its orbit around Earth. During a total solar eclipse the Moon moves in front of the Sun as seen from Earth, their separation and alignment such that the Moon appears large enough to temporarily block out the Sun´s light. An eerie light is cast over ground observers as...

Latest Solar eclipse Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Eclipse -- An eclipse occurs when an astronomical body such as a planet, or satellite gets between a source of light (e.g. the Sun) and another body. For instance, Jupiter eclipses its moons when it gets between them and the Sun. -- Lunar eclipses - are where the Earth obscures the Sun, from the Moon's point of view. The Moon moves through the shadow cast by the Earth. This can only happen at full moon. -- Solar eclipses - are where the Moon obscures the Sun, from the Earth's point of...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Corona -- The corona is the luminous "atmosphere" of the Sun extending millions of kilometers into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse. An interesting feature of the corona is the fact that it is much hotter than the visible "surface" of the Sun; the photosphere is approximately 6000°C compared to the corona at over one million °C. The corona is much less dense than the photosphere, however, and so produces less light. The exact mechanism by which the corona is...

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

The Moon -- The Moon is the largest satellite of the Earth, and is occasionally called Luna (Latin for moon) to distinguish it from the general use of the word "moon". The Moon is distinguished from the satellites of other planets by its initial capital letter; the other moons are described in the natural satellite article. The words moon and month come from the same Old English root word. The Moon makes a complete orbit of the celestial sphere about every four weeks. Each hour the...

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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