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Sunday
Apr 20 2014
04:56 UTC

silent storms

Happy Easter Sunday: the first Sunday after the Full Moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox. they really take the hot cross buns tradition seriously here in australia. i've eaten SO MANY in recent weeks since they're all over the farmer's markets. i dont think i knew what they actually were until i moved here - small, square fruit bread. yum! now enjoy this timelapse of some fantastic northern lights sequences over norway. Silent Storms from Ole C. Salomonsen on Vime

Posted by astropixie

Friday
Apr 18 2014
17:43 UTC

NASA's Highly Productive LADEE Dust Explorer Probe Crashes into the Moon as Planned

NASA's LADEE lunar orbiting dust and atmosphere explorer probe has bitten the dust and crashed into the Moon's surface exactly as planned following a fabulously successful and groundbreaking science mission that exceeded all expectations. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the far side of the Moon sometime overnight between 12:30-1:22 a. m. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Apr 17 2014
05:05 UTC

Crowd-Sourcing Crater Identification

How good are citizen-scientists at characterizing crater densities and size distributions on the lunar surface? For that matter how good are the experts? Today's study attempts to answer these questions by having a group of experts analyze images of the Moon from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.

Posted by astrobites

Wednesday
Apr 16 2014
22:06 UTC

SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA for new Era of Commercial Space Launches

The keys to NASA's historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity's first man to walk on the Moon – Neil Armstrong – during the history making flight of Apollo 11, have been handed over to new owners, namely the private aerospace firm SpaceX for a new purpose serving as a commercial launch facility. NASA and […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Apr 16 2014
03:54 UTC

Saturn’s Still in the Business of Making Moons

... may be a brand new moon in the process of being born, according to research recently published in the journal Icarus. We have not seen anything like this before, said Carl Murray of Queen Mary University […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
20:50 UTC

Lunar Eclipse — Red Moon

Did you get to see the Lunar Eclipse last night? Some people had clouds, others were on the wrong side of the planet. But there are plenty of gorgeous pictures from last night's event for you to enjoy! David Dickinson shares some lovely submissions over at Universe Today. I took some photos out my window for a while, then finally braved the below freezing temperatures (April, really?) to catch the Moon's slip into totality. I just had a little Canon

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
15:30 UTC

Seeing Red: Spectacular Views of this Morning's Total Lunar Eclipse

Did the Moon appear a little on crimson side to you last night? It's not your imagination, but it was a fine textbook example of a total lunar eclipse. This was the first total lunar eclipse visible from the Earth since late 2011, and the first of four visible from the Americas over the next […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
14:49 UTC

Lunar Eclipse of 2014

We got very lucky in Austin, Texas yesterday! The day started off with severe thunderstorms, wild winds, hail warnings, fire and brimstone type stuff! Magically, the skies cleared beautifully and when I peeked out at 1:30am this morning, voila! Great view of the eclipse from my front garden. Here are a few shots!

Posted by Phil's Astronomy Blog

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
13:56 UTC

Why The Eclipse Forced A Shutdown Of Lunar Spacecraft's Instruments

... marvelled at the blood-red moon early this morning, some NASA engineers had a different topic on their minds: making sure the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter would survive the period of extended shadow during the eclipse. LRO uses solar panels to get energy for its batteries, so for two passes through the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
12:37 UTC

Images from the April 15 Twilight Lunar Eclipse

... had my viewing spot all picked out for the eclipse when I got home, but unfortunately I got lost driving there. I ended up on the lookout above Mutton Bird Cove, nice stable surface on a rise with only a low line of hills between me and the rising Moon. As the Sun set I scanned just above the hills while setting up the camera and the separate telescope camera combination (4" Newtonian reflector with 20 mm Plossl lens and Canon IXUS in infinity-infinity apposition). My mate Tony and his partner

Posted by Astroblog

Tuesday
Apr 15 2014
11:57 UTC

lunar eclipse from siding spring observatory

... blocking the rising moon. unimpressed by cloudsit's fascinating to watch the regrowth of the warrumbungles since the fires swept through SSO 16 months ago. here is the view as the sunset's colours were intensi

Posted by astropixie

Monday
Apr 14 2014
23:55 UTC

Is Saturn Making a New Moon?

... may be a brand new moon in the process of being born, according to research recently published in the journal Icarus. “We have not seen anything like this before,” said Carl Murray of Queen Mary University in […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Apr 14 2014
15:59 UTC

Webcasts and Forecasts for Tonight's Total Lunar Eclipse

Are you ready for some eclipse action? We're now within 24 hours of the Moon reaching its ascending node along the ecliptic at 13:25 Universal Time (UT)/ 9:25 AM EDT on Tuesday morning and meeting the shadow of the Earth just over seven hours earlier.(...)Read the rest of Webcasts and Forecasts for Tonight's Total Lunar […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Apr 14 2014
14:30 UTC

Final Reminder, Twilight Total Lunar Eclipse, evening April 15, 2014

Eastern horizon as seen from Sydney on April 15 at 6:30 pm AEST. Totality is just ending. Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on April 15 at 6:00 pm ACST Totality is just ending. Click to embiggenA final reminder that in the early evening of 15 April there there be a total eclipse of the Moon. This eclipse occurs mostly at twilight in the eastern and central states (Western Australia misses out entirely). In both the eastern and central states the Moon rises eclipsed just as th

Posted by Astroblog

Monday
Apr 14 2014
08:13 UTC

total lunar eclipse: 15 april 2014

... about an hour as the moon rise continues on the eas

Posted by astropixie

Saturday
Apr 12 2014
04:19 UTC

The Twilight Lunar Eclipse of 15 April will be Cool! (with Astrophotography link)

Eastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on April 15 at 6:00 pm ACST. Totality is just ending. Click to embiggen. In Australia, the April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse occurs mostly during twilight, with the Full Moon rising fully eclipsed, while the Sun is setting. This can produce some dramatic images, if you have a flat horizon or an ocean horizon the copper coulourd Moon rising above it should be a magnificent sight. But will you be actually able to see it? At twilight just at Sunset the full Moon is no

Posted by Astroblog

Friday
Apr 11 2014
21:00 UTC

Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

TL;DR – If you have clear skies in the Western Hemisphere tonight, look up in the early hours of the morning! Tonight is the first of four lunar eclipses to occur in the next two years. Also, the world isn't going to end. Okay, for those of you who want more details, listen up. There are several ways to enjoy the lunar eclipse tonight, even if you are over the Eastern Hemisphere or clouded out. The lunar eclipse is a

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Friday
Apr 11 2014
16:24 UTC

No, this coming Lunar Eclipse does NOT herald the End of Days

An April Lunar eclipse, the first of four consecutive total Lunar eclipses, just after the opposition of Mars, a sure sign of the End of Days ... oh, wait a minute, that's the April 24, 1967 Lunar Eclipse (just after the April 15, 1967 opposition of Mars), looks like the End of Days hasn't happened. Predicting the End of the World (or some close approximation thereof) for astronomical events is a cottage industry that has been going on for millennia, the most recent include comet Elenin i

Posted by Astroblog

Wednesday
Apr 09 2014
16:52 UTC

The Moon with an iPhone 5S and 6" Dobsonian Reflector

This shot was taken, hand-held, with an iPhone 5S and my Orion 6" dobsonian reflector. It took a bit of maneuvering but after a short time it worked out well. I used a 22mm Pantopic eyepiece, so that I could have a large piece of glass to work with. This image is straight from the iPhone - only edit was a crop.

Posted by Phil's Astronomy Blog

Tuesday
Apr 08 2014
23:44 UTC

Cassini Sees a Zen Garden on Titan

... surface of Saturn's moon Titan. The image above, acquired by Cassini in July 2013, reveals these intriguing and remarkably Earthlike landforms in unprecedented detail via radar, which can easily pierce through Titan's thick clouds. I'm […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Apr 07 2014
19:30 UTC

The Science Behind the Blood Moon Tetrad and Why Lunar Eclipses Don't Mean the End of the World

¬By now, you may have already heard the latest tale of gloom and doom surrounding the upcoming series of lunar eclipses. This latest End of the World of the Week comes to us in what's being termed as a Blood Moon, and it's an internet meme that's elicited enough questions from friends, family and random […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Apr 07 2014
15:06 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Lunar Wall, Mars Up-Close, and a Blue Giant

... wall.¬The first quarter moon, which comes into view on Monday, April 7, offers the best moment this month to view, in small telescopes, an amazing lunar feature called the lunar wall, or Rupes Recta (sometimes called the…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Apr 03 2014
22:55 UTC

NASA Announces Take the Plunge' Contest — Guess when LADEE Hits the Moon — Soon!

When will LADEE hit the Moon for its looming end of mission finale? NASA's resoundingly successful LADEE lunar dust exploring mission is nearly out of gas – and needs your help, now! With its inevitable doom approaching, NASA needs you to summon your thoughts and is challenging you to participate in a Take the Plunge' […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Apr 03 2014
13:04 UTC

Total Lunar Eclipse, April 15, 2014

Eastern horizon as seen from Sydney on April 15 at 6:30 pm AEST. Totality is just ending. Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on April 15 at 6:00 pm ACST Totality is just ending. Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Sydney on April 15 at 7:00 pm AEST. The eclipse is half finished . Click to embiggenEastern horizon as seen from Adelaide on April 15 at 6:30 pm ACST. The eclipse is half finished . Click to embiggenOn the early evening of 15 April there there be a total e

Posted by Astroblog

Wednesday
Apr 02 2014
18:23 UTC

Get Ready for the April 15, 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse: Our Complete Guide

¬April the 15th: In the United States, it's a date dreaded by many, as the date to file taxes — or beg for an extension — looms large. But this year, Tax Day gives lovers of the sky something to look forward to, as the first of four total lunar eclipses for 2014 and 2015 […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Apr 02 2014
18:04 UTC

The Moon Is Just 95 Million Years Younger Than The Solar System: Study

Stuff from Earth's interior, combined with simulations, have one research team pinning down the Moon's age to only 95 million years after the Solar System formed (which would make our closest satellite about 4. 4 billion years old.) The simulation involved replicating how the Earth and the other terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus and Mars) grew from […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Apr 01 2014
23:45 UTC

Astrophotos: Here's What a Super-thin Crescent Moon Looks Like

Last night, you could have sung that old astronomical favorite, “By the light of the slivery Moon.” Yep, it was a teeny, tiny sliver of a crescent Moon, with just under 2% of the lunar surface illuminated. In fact, depending on where you live, the sliver could have been even tinier. Giuseppe Petricca from Sulmona, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Mar 31 2014
18:03 UTC

Observing Alert: Watch the Moon Cross the Hyades This Week

... photogenic grouping greets evening sky watchers this week providing a fine teaser leading up to a spectacular eclipse. On the evening of Thursday, April 3rd headed into the morning of the 4th, the waxing crescent Moon crosses in front of the Hyades open star cluster. ¬This is the V-shaped asterism that marks the head […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Mar 25 2014
12:26 UTC

Venus and the Crescent Moon 27-28 March 2014 (see Venus in the daylight)

Morning sky on Thursday March 27 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 6:00 am ACDST in South Australia. Venus is well above the horizon with the crescent Moon nearby. Mercury is relatively high above the horizon. The inset show the telescopic view at this time. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). This Thursday and Friday Mornings will see the crescent Moon close to Venus, this will be lovely to look at, and a nice subject for photogra

Posted by Astroblog

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