News tagged with eclipses

Stellar eclipse gives glimpse of exoplanet

A group of astronomers led by an MIT professor has spotted an exoplanetary eclipse of a star only 40 light years away — right around the corner, astronomically speaking — revealing a "super-Earth."

dateJul 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Lunar eclipse turns moon blood red

The longest lunar eclipse in more than a decade turned the moon blood red on Thursday, yielding a rare visual treat for stargazers across a large swathe of the planet from Australia to Europe.

dateJun 16, 2011 in Space Exploration
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June lyrid meteor shower underway

Although there’s more than enough Moon to go around right now, while you’re waiting on the eclipse, you just might want to see if you can spot a few stray meteors belonging to the June Lyrids. Thanks to John Chumack, ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Space Exploration
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LRO takes extreme close-up of eclipse

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orbiting about 31 miles above the lunar surface, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft will get a "front-row seat" to the total lunar eclipse on June 15, says Noah Petro, Associate Project ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Space Exploration
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And the Moon is eclipsed by the Earth

On June 15 there will be a total lunar eclipse visible from Australia, Indonesia, southern Japan, India, a large area of Asia, Africa, Europe and the eastern part of South America. This is expected to be one ...

dateJun 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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