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Heads up! It’s a month of eclipses

Partial solar eclipse July 13. Total lunar eclipse July 27. Partial solar eclipse August 11.

How often are there 3 eclipses in a month?

In a calendar month, 3 eclipses are rare. But in a lunar month, 3 eclipses are are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.

Why no eclipse every full and new moon?

In 2018, there are 13 full moons and 12 new moons, but only 5 eclipses – 2 lunar and 3 solar.

See it! Tuesday’s moon near Aldebaran

Aldebaran represents the fiery red eye of the Bull in the constellation Taurus. Check out these dramatic photos of the moon and Aldebaran close, on Tuesday morning.

Double moon on July 27? August 27?

Let’s be hoax-busters. This one is sure to be circulating, since it circulates every year. No. Mars will not be as large as the moon on July 27, August 27, or ever.

Close and far Martian oppositions

Want a more numerical explanation for why 2018 is a great year to view Mars? This post is for you.

Heads up on July 2019 total solar eclipse

A 5-minute video from the European Southern Observatory on the 2019 eclipse in South America and the South Pacific. Eclipse map, and more.

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the moon-free Perseid meteor shower peak in early August.

When’s the next total solar eclipse for North America?

On August 21, 2017, millions across the U.S. witnessed an awe-inspiring total solar eclipse. When will we see the next one?

See it! This weekend’s moon near Mars

July 2018 will be Mars’ month, when it’ll glow brighter than the bright planet Jupiter … brighter and redder than it’s been since 2003. Photos of this weekend’s moon and Mars from the EarthSky community, here.