Tonight’s the last chance, for some of you, to experience an eclipse in 2012, and moreover a special kind of eclipse for that matter – a penumbral lunar eclipse. The event will start at 4:14 a.m. PST and end at 8:51 a.m. PST, according to timeanddate.com , and should be visible in East Asia, Australia, Hawaii and Alaska, with possible views at moonset
Along the US west coast and in Asia after sunset, people were lucky to see the ‘strawberry full moon’ – the first partial lunar eclipse in over a year. It has been less than a couple of weeks since the ring of fire solar eclipse which delighted people throughout the Americas and Asia, and already we’re having a lunar eclipse;
Heralded by NASA as the best meteor shower of the year, the annual Geminid skyline spectacle is set to peak tonight, part of a show that shouldn’t be missed. Passionate night gazers, however, will have to battle low temperatures and a bright sky, lit by the passing full moon. The Geminids are expected to streak across the skies between Dec. 12
This Saturday, not even the early hours of dawn, nor the chilly, foggy weather discouraged passionate viewers to witness one of the most dazzling sights of the year – a total lunar eclipse which cast much of southern hemisphere in a shroud of delight. It was the last of the year, and in quite a while at the same time
Lunar eclipses are one of the most dazzling sights you’ll ever have the chance of experiencing, though unfortunately they are rather rare events. Next week, on December 10, North American western residents will be able to experience the rare beauty of a total lunar eclipse – for some just a one in a lifetime opportunity. A lunar eclipse occurs when the
Well 2011 is nearing its end, and the last solar eclipse of the year will put on quite a show for some people in the Southern hemisphere on Friday (Nov 25), but American shouldn’t bother raising their eyes from the Thanksgiving plates. According to NASA, the partial solar eclipse will only be visible to people from South Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania
The strangest meteor shower one can observe every year is almost upon us. Geminids is the only meteor shower that isn’t caused by a passing comet, but rather by an asteroid; the meteors are slow moving and pretty bright, making them a perfect target not only for astronomy afficionados, but for everybody who want’s to see a stellar show. From
A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth’s shadow (the moon gets behind the earth or the sun, earth, and then the moon). It doesn’t happen quite often, but not as rare as the solar eclipse. Such an event will take place tonight, charming skywatchers across the United States and much of the world.