News tagged with eclipses

Sun has "eureka!" moment

(Phys.org)—At the onset of a series of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) on August 20, 2012, this bulbous CME certainly resembled a light bulb. It has the thin outer edge and a bright, glowing core at its center. ...

Aug 27, 2012
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Image: Saturn's shadows

It may seem odd to think of planets casting shadows out in the inky blackness of space, but it is a common phenomenon. Earth's shadow obscures the Moon during a lunar eclipse, and Jupiter's moons cast small ...

Jul 01, 2014
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Image: Discovery and the Lunar Eclipse

Space shuttle Discovery waits to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the early morning hours of Dec 21, 2010, with the beginning ...

Dec 21, 2010
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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, ...

Jun 15, 2011
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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.

Jun 16, 2011
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Hinode witnesses solar eclipse

(Phys.org) -- Spectacular images from the Hinode spacecraft show the solar eclipse, which darkened the sky in parts of the Western United States and Southeast Asia yesterday.

May 23, 2012
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The other end of an eclipse

As the annular eclipse on May 20 sent skywatchers around the globe gazing upwards to see the Sun get darkened by the Moon’s silhouette, NASA’s Terra satellite caught the other side of the event: ...

May 23, 2012
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Partial eclipse of the Strawberry Moon

On June 4th, 2012, there's going to be a full Moon.  According to Native American folklore it’s the Strawberry Moon, so-called because the short season for harvesting strawberries comes during the ...

May 29, 2012
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