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Tuesday
Oct 21 2014
14:20 UTC

How to Take Great Photographs of the October 23rd Partial Solar Eclipse and More

Get those solar viewers out the final eclipse of 2014 occurs this Thursday on October 23rd, and most of North America has a front row seat. Though this solar eclipse will be an exclusively partial one as the Moon takes a bite' out the disk of the Sun, such an event is always fascinating to […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 20 2014
20:53 UTC

Water On The Moon Was Blown in by Solar Wind

When they first set foot on the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts painted a picture of the landscape as a bone-dry desert. So astronomers were naturally surprised when in 2009, three probes showed that a lot of water is locked up in minerals in the soil. There has been some debate as to where the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 20 2014
16:33 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Orion’s Meteors, Hidden Sun, and Zodiacal Light

October's skies delight the eyes, for stargazers this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Oct 20 2014
14:13 UTC

How to Safely Enjoy the October 23 Partial Solar Eclipse

2014 – a year rich in┬eclipses.┬The Moon dutifully slid into Earth's shadow in April and October gifting us with two total lunars.┬Now it's the Sun's turn. This Thursday October 23 skywatchers┬across much of the North America┬and Mexico will witness┬a partial solar eclipse. From the eastern U. S. the eclipse will reach maximum around the time of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 16 2014
02:36 UTC

steve and the stars

i'm SO EXCITED to finally get to reveal this short film "steve and the stars" to everyone. i worked with the bluebottle group to produce it for the AAO. i think it captures the excitement and wonder, that cosmic vertigo that comes when thinking about our place in this unfathomably huge universe of ours. so lucky to be able to do this as my job! the official blurb and behind-the-scenes shots while filming in july 2014! Ever wonder what it's like to stay up all night using a world class 4

Posted by astropixie

Wednesday
Oct 15 2014
13:00 UTC

Observing Wow! 28 Moon Pictures Captured In A Single Collage

We think of the Moon as a grey and unchanging world, but throw in the effects of Earth's atmosphere and orbit and you get some really cool effects. It can look yellow or red or almost blue. It changes from a full disc to a crescent and back again. It gets bigger and smaller as […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 15 2014
01:15 UTC

an eclipse triptych

for the three eclipse visible in australia this year, geoff sims (beneath beyond) managed to rush away from most clouds to film each event! he gorgeously captures australian landscapes, cloud motions, and lunar and solar eclipses in this time-lapse video. - Total Lunar Eclipse (April 15th) near Byron Bay- Partial Solar Eclipse (April 29th) on the edge of the Blue Mountains- Total Lunar Eclipse (October 8th) near Lithgow An Eclipse Triptych from Geoff Sims on Vimeo. the final eclipse shown, w

Posted by astropixie

Monday
Oct 13 2014
17:17 UTC

Were Lunar Volcanoes Active When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth?

The Moon's a very dusty museum where the exhibits haven't changed much over the last 4 billion years. Or so we thought.┬NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has provided researchers strong evidence the Moon's volcanic activity slowed gradually instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago. Some volcanic deposits are estimated to be 100 million years […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 13 2014
16:46 UTC

Earth and Mars Captured Together in One Photo from Lunar Orbit

Wow, this doesn't happen very often: Earth and Mars together in one photo. To make the image even more unique, it was taken from lunar orbit by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. This two-for-one photo was was acquired in a single shot on May 24, 2014, by the Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) on LRO as the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 13 2014
03:36 UTC

Image Gallery: Earth and Mars as seen from the Moon

... great image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing the Earth, and, far in the distance, Mars, which looks like a very tiny speck where the label is near the top of the image. Click on image to zoom in. Mars is much farther away than the Moon! A significantly larger version of the photo┬is … Continue Reading →The post Image Gallery: Earth and Mars as seen from the Moon appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Sunday
Oct 12 2014
17:00 UTC

Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Lunar volcanoes look surprisingly long-lived to astronomers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Oct 10 2014
12:03 UTC

Readers Images of the Total Lunar Eclipse of 8 October 2014

Just before totality with Canon 70D and 200 mm lens. (c) Chris WyattPeak of totality Canon 70D attached to 10" Dobsonian scope with approx 30 times magnification using 42 mm eyepiece projection. (c) Chris WyattAfter totality with same details as 2nd photoChris Wyatt sends these great images of the Lunar eclipse from Wednesday, I love the colours he has captured. Cynthia Ma in Sydney was not as lucky, and only managed a few glimpses of totality between the clouds. Remember images are copyright to

Posted by Astroblog

Thursday
Oct 09 2014
11:01 UTC

More Lunar Eclipse Images (October 8, 2014)

Eclipsed Moon over trees, 1x15 second exposure with Pentax DSLR at 1600 ASA scaled to 800x600Crop at original scale showing Moon and trailed stars. More images from the Lunar eclipse. In between imaging on the telescope, just watching the eclipse, getting the boys to come out and cleaning the oven, I fired off a couple of shots with the Pentax DSLR. I used a 15 minute exposure, should have used a shorter exposure to stop smearing (or mounted it on the 8" scope with time drive) but my main focus w

Posted by Astroblog

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
17:17 UTC

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

... Blood Moon came calling and skywatchers caught its snapshot.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
14:30 UTC

Stunning Photos of the Hunter's Moon Lunar Eclipse

Did you see it? On October 8, 2014, early risers in North and South America, east Asia, Australia and the Pacific saw unique and rare views of the Hunter's Moon as was eclipsed by Earth's shadow. We've got so many great pictures to share from our Flickr group and from social media! In some shots, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
14:29 UTC

My Lunar Eclipse of 8 October, 2014

The eclipse evening started out okay, with nice blue skies with the occasional cirrus. But as the time of the eclipse drew near, the horizon became cloaked with clouds. I kept popping out nervously while cleaning up from dinner to the amusement of the neighbours. The Moon eventually pulled away from the cloud (although it was hazy for a while), but by then the Moon was mostly eclipsed. I did lose some time trying to set up the 8" Newtonian for viewing (the images you see are all my 4" Newtonian w

Posted by Astroblog

Tuesday
Oct 07 2014
02:51 UTC

Australian Astronomical Observatory on YouTube!

i've been working to launch an AAO YouTube channel and guess what - it finally happened! our first instalment is a new time-lapse video from AAO's Angel Lopez-Sanchez filmed at siding spring observatory. please enjoy "the sky over siding spring observatory" and subscribe to the AAO's YouTube channel to keep up to date with the video releases i'll be posting once a month or so. topics to be covered include: what is a spectrum, a short documentary about observing, how we

Posted by astropixie

Monday
Oct 06 2014
20:59 UTC

Sky Events This Week: Green Giant, Blood Moon, and Dragon Spits Fire

    Amid excitement over a total eclipse, stargazers also can look forward this week to some starry surprises and a minor meteor shower. As always, the skies offer plenty of sights worth staying up to see. Uranus Opposition. ┬ Uranus officially reaches opposition on Tuesday, October 7. That means the outer planet will be…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Oct 06 2014
18:57 UTC

How to Take Great Photos of the Lunar Eclipse

Ready for Wednesday's morning lunar eclipse?┬┬Some people – and I envy them at times – treat an eclipse more casually. They enjoy the show with no desire to set up a telescope or take a photo. For those of us can't part with our cameras, here's a little guide to help you get better pictures.(...)Read […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 06 2014
12:17 UTC

Don't Forget, Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday October 8, 2014

... Eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on 8 October at 8:30 pm ACDST . The Lunar Eclipse is at maximum depth. Click to embiggen. Just in case you have forgotten, on the evening of Wednesday, 8 October (that's this coming Wednesday) there is a total eclipse of the Moon in the early evening as seen from Australia. Viewing charts, eclipse start and maximum eclipse times for a number of Australian and two New Zealand cities are here. A printable chart with timings and eclipse a

Posted by Astroblog

Thursday
Oct 02 2014
13:10 UTC

Our Complete Guide to the October 8th Hunter's Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

... yourself on the correct moonward facing hemisphere of the planet, do get out and observe the total lunar eclipse coming right up on the morning of Wednesday, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 02 2014
00:04 UTC

Watching the Total Lunar Eclipse of 8 October, 2014.

Total Lunar Eclipse of June 16, 2011. Imaged with a 4" Newtonian Reflector, 20 mm Plossl eyepiece and Canon IXUS 100 IS (400 ASA). Click to embiggen. Unlike Solar Eclipses, which you need heavy duty solar filters (or Jatz biscuits) to observe without risking severe eye damage, Lunar Eclipses are easy to observe. All you need is your unaided eye, and a comfortable place to stand or sit as you watch Earth's shadow edge across the Moon. You don't need to hunt out the darkest skies (although it

Posted by Astroblog

Wednesday
Oct 01 2014
15:23 UTC

Gallery: 5 Exotic Places NASA's Next-Generation Rocket Could Help Explore

... geysers of Saturn's moon Enceladus, or ferry human explorers to the surface of Mars? Representatives of contractor Boeing think so. They've put together some ideas for sending their Space Launch System to these far-flung destinations, which they presented at the International Astronautical […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 01 2014
14:05 UTC

Moon as Art Winner

You voted, and the results are in. The most beautiful image from the Moon is of the central peak of Tycho! The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team selected the 24 most beautiful images from the mission and let you vote on the best of the top 5. That winner will become toe cover of the Moon is art collection! The collection spans a range of sizes and information, showing crisp black and white images like the one above, color-coded laser topography,

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Monday
Sep 29 2014
01:18 UTC

Assembly Completed on Powerful Delta IV Rocket Boosting Maiden Orion Capsule Test Flight

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Assembly of the powerful Delta IV rocket boosting the pathfinder version of NASA's Orion crew capsule on its maiden test flight in December has been completed. Orion is NASA's next generation human rated vehicle that will eventually carry America's astronauts beyond Earth on voyages venturing farther into deep […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Sep 28 2014
02:41 UTC

Crescent Triton

And you thought the Voyager mission was over. A crescent Triton as seen by Voyager┬on August 25, 1989. Image by Gordan Ugarkovic.

Posted by wanderingspace

Friday
Sep 26 2014
15:08 UTC

Stargazing in October

October is an interesting month for astronomers as World Space Week falls from 4 October until 10 October and coincidentally it's a good month for keen astronomers to take to […]

Posted by Astronotes

Thursday
Sep 25 2014
14:28 UTC

Total Lunar Eclipse, October 8, 2014

Eastern horizon as seen from Sydney on 8 October at 7:57 pm AEDST. The eclipse is just about to begin. Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on 8 October at 8:09 pm ACDST . The eclipse is just starting. Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Perth on 8 October at 6:48 pm AWST. The eclipse is about halfway to totality. Click to embiggenAbove the North-Eastern horizon as seen from Sydney on 8 October at 9:55 pm AEDST. The eclipse is at its maximum extent . Click to embiggen

Posted by Astroblog

Wednesday
Sep 24 2014
18:21 UTC

A Splash of Color Across the Supermoon

... of the┬day-old supermoon in September that clearly conveys color variations across its┬surface. ┬Such┬variations are often┬imperceptible, but┬the brightness and color differences were digitally enhanced┬to make them easier to discern.┬┬ ┬The color variations┬are indicative of┬compositional differences┬across┬the Lunar surface (e. g., iron content and impact ejecta). (...)Read the rest of A […]

Posted by Universe Today

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