Mars in the southwest at nightfall, Jupiter in the eastern half of sky from midnight till dawn and Mercury in the east before sunrise
Scientists have named one of the largest boulders on Rosetta’s comet after an Egyptian pyramid.
A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began on April 15, 2014. The last total lunar eclipse happened on October 8, 2014, and the next will take place on April 4, 2015.
Slooh.com invites stargazers worldwide for an online viewing of the total eclipse of the moon on October 8. Deborah Byrd will be on hand as a special guest.
There’s disagreement on whether the October 8, 2014 full moon should be called a supermoon. If it is one, it’s a super Hunter’s Blood Moon … in eclipse.
It’s rare to have 7 eclipses in a calendar year. It’s less rare to have 7 eclipses in 365 days. There are 7 eclipses in 365 days 29 times in the 21st century!
There’s not an eclipse at every new and full moon, but there are from four to seven eclipses every year. Some are lunar, some are solar, some are total, and some are partial.
Sputnik’s unassuming beep was a symbol not only of Russia’s remarkable accomplishment, but also of what many believed was Soviet superiority in space.
You’ve heard of X flares from our sun? This mini star’s biggest flare – seen in April, 2014 – was 10,000 times bigger than the biggest known solar X flare.
An ancient asteroid impact was thought to have created moon’s Ocean of Storms. Now scientists think it formed via processes within the moon itself.