CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space rock left a big crater on the moon during January's total lunar eclipse.
Spanish scientists reported Tuesday the meteoroid hit the moon at 38,000 mph...
Telescopes capture moon impact during eclipse
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon.
Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva said Wednesday it appears a rock from a comet slammed into the moon during the total lunar eclipse late Sunday and early Monday. The strike was seen by telescopes in Spain and elsewhere as a bright flash.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.
On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. There won't be another until the year 2021.
It was also the year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.
Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two observatories in Rhode Island are inviting the public to visit to see the total lunar eclipse.
The Community College of Rhode Island will host a viewing at the observatory at its Warwick campus Sunday night. Visitors can use the college's reflecting telescope. Cloudy or rainy skies will cancel the event. The observatory isn't heated. Scheduling information is posted online .
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.
The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Curiosity and awe have greeted a complete lunar eclipse, the longest one of this century and visible in much of the world.
The so-called "blood moon," when it turns a deep red, was visible at different times in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America when the sun, Earth and moon lined up perfectly, casting Earth's shadow on the moon.
The total eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes, with the entire event lasting closer to four hours.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now's the time to catch Mars in the night sky.
Next week, the red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years.
The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart next Tuesday. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. That means Mars and the sun will be on exact opposite sides of Earth. That same day, parts of the world will see a total lunar eclipse.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.
It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.
Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. also had good viewing, along with Russia.
Rare Super Moon, Blue Moon and Lunar Eclipse
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week.
On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a supermoon, but also a total lunar eclipse, all rolled into one. There hasn't been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the next won't occur until 2037.
‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Coming to Pre-Dawn Sky
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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A south-central Wyoming county is making contingency plans in case it's cloudy in Casper in the hours leading to the total lunar eclipse on Aug. 21 and tens of thousands of people suddenly descend on Carbon County chasing clear skies.
Most people who want to view the total eclipse in Wyoming will travel to Casper. But if it's cloudy, nearby Rawlins could provide a next-best option with above 95 percent of totality.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A full moon and comet share double billing in a special night sky show this weekend.
A lunar eclipse starts everything off Friday night. The moon will pass into Earth's outer shadow, or penumbra. The moon won't be blacked out like in a full eclipse. Only part of the moon will be shaded, but it should be easily visible from much of the world.