This past Monday, people from around the world aimed their cameras upwards in hopes of catching a glimpse of the “blood moon” lunar eclipse. But as this 19th century manuscript shows, it’s a phenomenon that’s been chronicled long before the advent of camera phones and telescopic lenses.
So, tonight is the big #superbloodmooneclipse event that happens only every couple of decades. The next time this event will happen? 2033. Staying up tonight? Share your pictures and thoughts in the comments tonight!
Got plans for the weekend? You do now, friend! There’s a Supermoon Eclipse on Sunday night into Monday morning—and we’re all going to watch it. Here’s how, when, and also why to catch the Supermoon Lunar Eclipse.
If you’re wondering about the mechanics behind why the Moon looks bigger than usual tonight, or what that has to do with a lunar eclipse, this quick NASA animation will explain the basics of tonight’s astronomical event.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day is featuring this long exposure photo of the lunar eclipse rising over the city of Chongqing, China, captured by photographer Zhou Yannan on October 8. The zooming tail effect as the Moon went out of the eclipse is fantastic.
Next week's lunar eclipse, visible on October 8th all over the U.S., should be quite a sight to see. But, when you step outside to see the moon turn that distinctive coppery-red shade, astronomers say there's another color you should also be looking for: Turquoise.
What did last week's blood moon eclipse look like from the moon's perspective? University of Pennsylvania astronomy professor Mark Devlin explains what someone standing on the lunar surface would have seen while looking at Earth.
Late Monday night/early Tuesday morning will be an incredible time for skygazing. Not only is Mars bigger and brighter than it's been in more than six years, you'll also be able to witness the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. Here's how to watch.
North Americans are about to experience a "tetrad" of lunar eclipses. Starting April 15th, the continent will be witness to a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals. This is a fairly rare phenomenon as eclipses tend occur about twice each year.
The Yutu rover is now scouring the lunar surface on a three-month mission to explore the dark lava plains of the Bay of Rainbows. The Chinese probe is also set to leave behind a powerful telescope. Here's what Yutu will see when it peers towards Earth — and what the eclipse of April 15th, 2014, might look like.
In this picture from June 15, photographer Elias Politis has condensed an entire 100-minute lunar eclipse over Athens, Greece into a single composite image. Also check out a haunting time-lapse video Politis captured from that evening's "Acropoclipse."
If Apocalypse ever comes, I hope the Moon turns red like this and the world goes all purple and lightningstormy and then I make love with some stranger and then the world doesn't really end and we drink cocktails.
There's going to be a 120-minute long, total lunar eclipse today at 2:20 PM EDT and that, of course, is awesome. But what's not so awesome is that it won't be visible to people in North America. Selfish Moon! Good thing we have Google to live stream the whole shebang.
Last night was the darkest night in hundreds of years. Did you miss it? Watch this amazing time-lapse video of the entire event.
Thanks to a lunar eclipse on the longest night of the year, tonight we'll be experiencing the longest, darkest night in a very long time. It's been nearly 500 years since the last solstice lunar eclipse. Here's what you'll see.
Late Monday night—well, actually, early Tuesday morning—the moon will move into the earth's shadow, causing a lunar eclipse visible to anyone in North America. Even better, it's happening on the Winter Solstice, for the first time since 1638.