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Last night, the Moon's closest approach to Earth in its orbit coincided with a total lunar eclipse—which won't happen again for 18 years—for an impressive show in the sky, and we've got the pics to prove it.Read More
Go outside. Look up.
"Supermoons" aren't all that special in themselves—the Moon simply appears slightly larger than normal—but when one coincides with a lunar eclipse this weekend, North American skywatchers are still in for a treat. Best of all, it won't come at some crazy early-morning hour that you'll "forget" to set your alarm for like some other astronomical events.Read More
The red tint of the Moon during an eclipse is caused by sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere, in effect projecting the colors of all the world’s sunsets onto the Moon’s near face.Read More
If you happened to look up last night, you may have caught a once in one-hundred-year experience. Last night's lunar eclipse, unassuming as any other, was actually the longest lunar eclipse to have taken place in the past century. In case you were busy sleeping or just weren't gazing into the starry abyss, here's a time lapse video you can watch without standing outside in the middle of the night. (via Youtube)Read More
After being inspired by the recent lunar eclipse, Brad Goodspeed wondered what the sky would look like if the planets in our universe were as close to Earth as the moon is and revolved around us. And it would probably amaze us while, at the same time, scaring the crap out of us. Imagine if he'd included all 63 of Jupiter's moons? Ouch. (Click through to watch in HD.) (BradBlogSpeed via Neatorama)Read More
Last night presented an ultra-rare treat for astronomy buffs: Not only was there a total lunar eclipse beginning at about 12:30am EST, but the eclipse coincided with the arrival of the winter solstice for the first time in 372 years. Shooting from Gainesville, Florida, William Castleman created the above time-lapse video of last night's eclipse, condensing the lunar action from 1:10 AM EST to 5:03 AM EST into 2 minutes. See also: NASA's gorgeous photo of the eclipse. (via Gawker TV)Read More