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The closest new moon of 2018 – a supermoon – comes on July 13. You won’t see it, but Earth’s oceans will feel it. Then, 2 weeks later, we have the year’s farthest full moon.
Earth transits seen from Pluto are rare. The last one happened in 1931, a year after Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto. It won’t happen again for 161 years.
On summer evenings, look for this star pattern in the east, sideways to the horizon.
Partial solar eclipse July 13. Total lunar eclipse July 27. Partial solar eclipse August 11.
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.
In 2018, there are 13 full moons and 12 new moons, but only 5 eclipses – 2 lunar and 3 solar.
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.
A 5-minute video from the European Southern Observatory on the 2019 eclipse in South America and the South Pacific. Eclipse map, and more.
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.
On August 21, 2017, millions across the U.S. witnessed an awe-inspiring total solar eclipse. When will we see the next one?
Last night’s 1st quarter moon
Moon sweeps near Saturn and Mars September 17 to 19