Total lunar eclipse next week, not visible in US
(AP) -- The year's first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the globe.
Year's first partial solar eclipse occurs Tuesday
Early risers in Madrid, London and Paris take note.
Solar eclipse this weekend
Something strange is about to happen to the shadows beneath your feet.
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."
LRO observes final lunar eclipse of the year
(PhysOrg.com) -- Orbiting 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 Dec. 10, 2011.
Professor says current meteor shower proves theory of calendar's origin
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stargazers are in for a unique treat tonight: the planet Earth will pass through the debris train of the Swift-Tuttle comet this evening which astronomers call the Perseid meteor shower. ...
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.
Slooh to broadcast live feeds of total solar eclipse from Kenya
SLOOH, the community observatory, is sending host and technical officer, Paul Cox, on a wild expedition to the remote countryside of Kenya to globally broadcast the great spectacle of a total solar eclipse, live on Slooh.com, ...
Distorting the lens
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most bizarre predictions of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity is the existence of back holes, objects that are so dense that not even light can escape from their gravitational ...
Red Moon: Lunar eclipse makes memorable solstice (Update 3)
Skygazers with a clear view in North America and Europe were greeted with a celestial treat early Tuesday, as a unique total lunar eclipse turned the Moon pink, coppery or even a blood red.
A cool discovery about the Sun's next-door twin
(Phys.org)—ESA's Herschel space observatory has detected a cool layer in the atmosphere of Alpha Centauri A, the first time this has been seen in a star beyond our own Sun. The finding is not only important ...
Astronomical measurements must account for gravity
One of the consequences of general relativity is that light can be deflected by nearby masses. Mass curves space, and this curvature causes light to bend slightly. It was first observed during a total eclipse ...
Longest Solar Eclipse of the 21st Century
One one-thousand, 2 one-thousand, 3 one-thousand, 4 one-thousand... Continue counting and don't stop until you reach 399 one-thousand.
See an astronomical event that only happens once every 26 years
A truly fascinating event may be in the offing this month.