Take a moment this Friday, July 27th and look up at the sky toward the longest lunar eclipse of this century, a magical deep red blood moon. Unfortunately, the eclipse is not visible in North America. Continue reading
A solar eclipse can seriously damage your eyes. Using eclipse glasses is just one safety tip for viewing the total eclipse. Continue reading
ETA partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Bangkok on March 9, 2016. A similar partial eclipse begins across Canada on Aug. 21. (Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters) Continue reading
Tonight – March 1, 2017 – look in your western sky for the waxing crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus some 20 minutes (or less) after sunset. These two luminaries will pop out almost immediately after sunset because the moon and Venus rank as the brightest and second-brightest celestial bodies of nighttime, respectively. Then as dusk turns into night, seek out another bright planet, even closer to tonight’s moon than Venus. That second planet is Mars. A third planet, Uranus – a world barely within the limit for viewing with the eye alone – is very nearby.
Stargazers enjoyed an unusual astronomical treat on Sunday night, a supermoon lunar eclipse. The last time such an event took place was in 1982 and if you missed it this year, you’ll have to wait until 2033 for the next one. Photo: AP
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