lunar-eclipse

lunar eclipse

Blood Moon Strikes Back! Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday, October 8!
October 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur early Wednesday morning, October 8. Houstonians will be able to see virtually the whole event, which happens right before dawn. Lunar eclipses occur when the full Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. The first part of the Earth’s shadow that the Moon will encounter is the penumbra. […]

A total eclipse over Houston: What color was last night’s ‘blood Moon’?
April 15, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

I hope you saw the eclipse last night and didn’t lose too much sleep. The weather was perfect and the Moon performed as predicted. The press excitedly dubbed it a ‘blood Moon,’ but we didn’t know what color the Moon would actually be. Here’s the Moon entering eclipse and fully in the Earth’s shadow (taken […]

Stay up late for a great cosmic show: The first eclipse of April 2014 is tonight!
April 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Don’t forget: there’s a lunar eclipse tonight! The eclipse will begin shortly before midnight and continue until 4:30 in the morning on April 15. You’ll be able to see the eclipse from just about everywhere in Houston, but especially well at the George Observatory, where you can watch through telescopes away from city lights. We’ve […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars and the Moon share the limelight
April 1, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Jupiter remains well placed for evening observing all spring. Look for it high in the west at dusk. Mars is up virtually all night long this month. On April 8, Earth passes between the Sun and Mars. This places Mars at opposition, an alignment where we see Mars rise at dusk and set […]



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