I want you to do anything you can do to make sure we have clear skies Sunday night. Pray, meditate, hold a hair dryer to the sky, whatever you can to make sure the skies are clear enough to see the first great total lunar eclipse since late September 2015 — and the last one we see around here until 2022. It’s an extra great lunar eclipse this time because you won’t lose too much of beauty sleep. This will be a near prime-time total lunar eclipse that will begin at 9:34 p.m. Sunday and will be completely over by 12:51 a.m. Monday. This should be quite a show as the moon slips into a ruddy hue during totality. Lunar eclipses occur when the moon in its orbit around the Earth passes through the Earth’s shadow opposite the sun, known also as the umbra shadow. This can only happen during a full moon, when our planet lies in a line between the sun and moon. But this doesn’t occur every time there’s a full moon because the moon’s orbit around the Earth … [Read more...] about Will it be a ‘blood moon’ or just orange? Find out Sunday during the total lunar eclipse
PUBLISHED: 11:30 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:47 09 January 2019 Megan Aldous A lunar eclipse is due to take place on January 21. Picture: DAVID MURTON/DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY DAVID MURTON/DARSHAM ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Stargazers will need to prepare for an extremely late night in order to catch a glimpse of a lunar phenomenon. A total lunar eclipse is set to unfold later this month and won’t be visible again in the UK until 2028. The eclipse, which is also known as a blood moon, will be visible in the early hours of the morning on January 21. David Murton, from the Darsham Astronomical Society, said: “The visible eclipse will start at 3.33am with the earth’s shadow starting to take a bite out of the full moon. “This bite will slowly increase until 4.41am when totality starts. By this time the full moon will have become considerably dimmer, however, unlike a solar eclipse it won’t go completely dark as the earth’s … [Read more...] about When can we expect to see a lunar eclipse in 2019?
Peter Kotecki, provided by Published 11:14 am CST, Friday, December 28, 2018 The Super Blue Blood Moon makes its way past Coit Tower in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Keep clicking for the best spots to see the blood moon around San Antonio. The Super Blue Blood Moon makes its way past Coit Tower in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Keep clicking for the best spots to see the blood moon around San Antonio. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 The Super Blue Blood Moon makes its way past Coit Tower in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Keep clicking for the best spots to see the blood moon around San Antonio. … [Read more...] about A ‘super blood wolf moon’ in January will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2021 — here’s how to catch it
THE Traveler: Carlton McMillan of Lakeville. The scene: A solar eclipse darkened the sky in Nebraska. The trip: McMillan spent months researching the best spots to view the total solar eclipse that crossed America this summer. He picked several, knowing that weather might require a move. His family "did not fully share my excitement," as he wrote in an e-mail, and was wary of traveling hundreds of miles to see "a shadow move across the sky." Yet at 3 a.m. on Aug. 21, they were all in the car headed to Nebraska's Sandhills, after spending the night with friends in Omaha. During the first stretch, McMillan saw stars overhead, an indication of clear skies. "Then the terror hit. Fog. Heavy, pea soup fog." They kept traveling west and made it to another preselected spot. "It was by a windmill (which was by plan) and we were a family among a few other people scattered along a very secluded stretch of barren land with not even a roaming cell signal. We were less than a mile from the … [Read more...] about Traveling for to nab great shop of the total solar eclipse
By Shelia Poole Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution You may want to save this date: April 8, 2024That’s the next time parts of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. » RELATED: Having eclipse withdrawals? Here are 11 hilarious eclipse memes, jokes to get you through the week OK, so you might think it’s too early to plan, but remember Monday’s “Great American Eclipse?” Camp sites, hotels and private rentals were booked months in advance. Remember the frantic hunt for those special glasses? Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Shanann Watts’ girls may have been dead when she got home 2 Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,' according to Harvard professor 3 Dad praises daughter who jumped on MARTA tracks to save his wife » RELATED: Did you damage your eyes looking at the eclipse? Here are some symptoms The Aug. 21, … [Read more...] about The next total solar eclipse is only 6 years away — 14 states where you’ll experience totality in 2024