October 21, 2019

Astronomy Video Of the Week: An Eclipse Time Lapse

Totality. Image credit: NASA/Griffith Observatory

Miss this past weekend’s total lunar eclipse? Yeah, us too, as we found ourselves in Maine, the only state that missed out on even partial phases of the April 4th total lunar eclipse. But skies were clear Saturday morning across western North America, affording observers fine views of the eclipse. [Read more...]

Astro-Vid Of the Week: Adventures in Eclipse Webcasting

Totality! The April 15th 2014 Total Lunar Eclipse.

(Photo by Author).

Backyard astro-tech has certainly gotten much more sophisticated since we hand-sketched our first lunar eclipse as a kid back in the 1980’s. During this week’s total lunar eclipse, we thought we’d try our hand at live streaming the event. We’ve been a voracious consumer and promoter of eclipse webcasts over the past few years, and we thought this week it was high time to give back. [Read more...]

April 2014- Life in the Astro-Blogosphere: Tales of Lunar Totality

A time exposure of lunar totality shot on ye ole film.

(Photo by Author).

Eclipse season is neigh for 2014 this coming week, with the first of two total lunar eclipses for 2014. Lunar eclipses are always the big ticket astronomical events for any year, and the total lunar eclipse occurring on the night of April 14/15th 2014 is sure not to disappoint. [Read more...]

Astro-Event: The Smallest Full Moon of the Year!!!

Can you see the difference? (Photo by Author).

The Full Hunter’s Moon this Tuesday night ushers in the ultimate non-event (well, next to the 2012 “galactic-axis alignment doomsday scenario!”) but unlike like that whole debacle, this one is interesting and real. Sure, everyone commemorates the largest apparent Full Moon of the year, but few mark this month’s, which is its antithesis as the smallest.

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