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A shallow partial lunar eclipse takes place on October 28, 2023, visible in Europe, Africa, most of Asia and western Australia. Jupiter is the bright object nearby. Maps and details here.
A study found that when businesses close for a week and people travel to rural areas for the Lunar New Year, temperatures in large Chinese cities drop.
The Lunar New Year falls on January 21, 2023 (January 22 in Asia). It coincides with the date of new moon and signals the start of the Year of the Rabbit.
Mars calendar year 37 begins on December 26, 2022. If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, here’s to a Happy New Year ... on Mars.
Photos of the total lunar eclipse on November 8, 2022, from the wonderful EarthSky community! Thanks to all who submitted photos.
A total lunar eclipse is coming up on the morning of November 8, 2022. Here are some tips for watching and enjoying the eclipse.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, will bring the 1st Election Day total lunar eclipse in U.S. history. It won't happen again until November 8, 2394.
One side of the moon always faces Earth. Even so, over time, it's possible to see as much as 59% of the moon's surface, due to lunar libration.
Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona, took an incredibly rare moon halo photo during the partial lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021.
A selection of lunar eclipse photos from the EarthSky Community. Did you see it? It was a deep partial eclipse ... almost total!
A partial lunar eclipse occurs on November 19, 2021. It will reach the Americas, North Europe, eastern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
The partial lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021, will be the longest since the 15th century, around the time Machu Picchu was being built.
Astronomers at the University of Arizona say that a peculiar near-Earth asteroid may actually be a lost piece of the moon that broke off in the ancient past.
Happy Julian New Year! January 13, 2021, marks the last day of the year in the old-style Julian calendar. Why, and what happened when the calendars switched.
Researchers have been busily building a prototype of a 33-pound (15 kg) lunar mini-robot, set to be the key instrument in a future mission aimed at capturing high-definition images of moon pits.
Lunar months are the time between successive new moons. A lunar month is also called a lunation or a synodic month.
Enjoy the moon in all its majestic mystery as it reaches its 2nd perigee of the month, and its most distant perigee of the year.
In 2020, the longest lunar month happens between the February 23 and March 24 new moons; and the shortest one between the August 19 to September 17 new moons.
We see a fair number of photos of light pillars - shafts of light extending from the sun or other bright light source - taken from northerly latitudes. This one is caused by the moon, and it's over Earth's South Pole.
This 2019 total eclipse of the moon was the last one until May 2021. The EarthSky community captured it. A selection of images here. See more at EarthSky Community Photos!