A space rock measuring 12 inches across and weighing about 22 pounds slammed into the moon during the total lunar eclipse. The strike generated a bright flash captured by telescopes on Earth.
Space January 25, 2019
On Jan. 20, skywatchers in North America, South America, and Europe will witness a rare astronomical event called Super Blood Wolf Moon. During the event, the moon will turn red as it passes through the shadow of Earth.
Space January 4, 2019
The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is about to happen next week. Here are the best times and places to view this once-in-a-lifetime event from Earth.
Space July 18, 2018
There will be a supermoon on Friday the 13th, the first time since 1974. The day would make most people feel that they are unlucky but not because of any superstitious belief.
Space July 12, 2018
Next week is set to be an interesting week for the moon. On Jan. 31, Wednesday, there will be a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse all on the same day.
Space January 24, 2018
Next year was announced to offer numerous celestial events. Highlighted sightings include a supermoon coinciding with a lunar eclipse in January, five bright planets appearing in July, and shooting stars in August.
Space December 30, 2017
The night of Feb. 10 will have two celestial events: a lunar eclipse and the passing of a comet. Unlike a full lunar eclipse, the penumbral lunar eclipse will see the moon turning slightly dark.
Space February 10, 2017
Stargazers and astronomers are gearing up for Feb. 10 as three major celestial events are set to occur that night. These events include the snow moon, the penumbral eclipse and the New Year comet.
Space February 9, 2017
Stargazers are in for a rare treat as a harvest moon will rise and shine on Friday night, Sept. 16. It's an extra-special phenomenon because it might be the last harvest eclipse moon until 2024.
Space September 16, 2016
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed the Earth completely eclipse the sun just as the moon started to cross the face of the star. The observatory was able to capture the event known as ring of fire eclipse.
Space September 5, 2016
The 2,100-year-old Antikythera mechanism may have also been used for astrology and not just for tracking the sun, moon and the planets. How did this ancient device work?
Ancient June 16, 2016
The world will witness a 'lite' lunar eclipse on Wednesday. The darkening of the sky will be more subtle than during total and partial eclipses, but a clear sky may improve the celestial show.
Space March 22, 2016
Expect five lunar and solar eclipses in 2016, as well as another exciting total solar eclipse next year. But what are the defining features and differences among these spectacles in the sky?
Space January 25, 2016
Fans of astronomical events are in for a treat as 2016 is expected to be filled with a number of celestial spectacles the whole year round. From meteor showers to solar and lunar eclipses, these events are sure to give stargazers and meteor hunters something to look forward to.
Space December 29, 2015
A supermoon total lunar eclipse is set to take place on Sunday evening, offering those in the Western hemisphere a spectacular view of the enormous blood-red moon. Here's how you can see it for yourself.
Space September 27, 2015
At present, lunar eclipses are regarded as interesting cosmic event. In the early civilizations, this rare occurrence is almost always considered as a signal that something bad is about to happen.
Space September 21, 2015
On Sept. 27, the moon will appear to be bigger and brighter and with a reddish tint during the rare supermoon lunar eclipse. After this year, the same phenomenon will happen again in 2033.
Space September 6, 2015
A blood-red lunar eclipse that occurred on April 4 was the shortest to be seen in a century. What else made this event so special?
Space April 4, 2015
The shortest lunar eclipse of 2015 will be seen by Americans in the predawn sky on April 4. This is what you need to know about this upcoming celestial event.
April 3, 2015
The third of the four lunar eclipses comprising the tetrad will be visible in the early hours of April 4, but the event will only last five minutes.
Space April 1, 2015
Welcome the New Year with spectacular list of astronomical events to watch out for. Looks like 2015 is going to have many people looking up.
Space December 30, 2014
Christopher Columbus used advance knowledge of a lunar eclipse from an almanac to assuage a group of angry natives while shipwrecked on the island that is now known as Jamaica.
Internet Culture October 13, 2014
People all over the world watched last night's lunar eclipse, with avid skywatchers and photographs snapping away. Some amazing photographs came out of that event, including those that captured the night's blood moon.
Geek October 8, 2014
The Oct. 8 total eclipse will be a rare and visual lunar event. Much of North America will see it but for those who can't, there's another way to see the blood moon.
Space October 7, 2014
The last total lunar eclipse for this year will occur on October and it will be marked by a rare phenomenon known as selenelion. The blood moon will also look bigger as it will occur two days after a lunar perigee.
Space October 6, 2014
With a lunar eclipse looming just around the corner on Oct. 8, 2014, we're explaining exactly what an eclipse is, as well as how lunar and solar eclipses are different.
Geek October 6, 2014
Lots of events for sky watchers in October, astronomers say. The sun, moon, planets, meteors and even a comet will put on celestial shows, they say.
Space October 1, 2014
The first of four lunar eclipses occurred on 15 April is causing some pastors to claim great changes are coming. What's next?
Space April 20, 2014
A tetrad of four lunar eclipses started on April 15. Why are some people calling this the end of the world?
Space April 16, 2014
While millions around the globe marveled at the “Blood Moon” eclipse last April 15, some religious groups say that the eclipse may be a sign of things to come. Some believe that the “bloody” spectacle may be an omen signaling the coming of the apocalypse.
Space April 16, 2014
A total lunar eclipse is coming on April 15. Will it be the first of a series of beautiful celestial events, or the end of the world?
Space April 14, 2014
Almost all of North America will get opportunity to watch spectacular total lunar eclipse. Set your clocks so you can live stream, chat or gasp - go outside!
Space April 13, 2014
The U.S. is gearing up for the upcoming lunar eclipse and experts say that America will be treated to a VIP show. The eclipse will happen this coming April 15 and will last for around 78 minutes.
Space April 9, 2014
A lunar eclipse tetrad is due to take place, treating viewer across North America to four lunar eclipses in a little over a year.
Space March 30, 2014
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