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Once in a Red Supermoon: Watch Sunday’s rare lunar eclipse at the George Observatory
September 25, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Our moon goes by many different names depending on the season and its position relative to the Earth. The evening of Sunday, Sept. 27, it will become three identities at once, an exceptionally rare occurrence. For the first time in 33 years, Earth will witness a total eclipse of the moon at its perigee near […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Total Lunar Eclipse this Month
September 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Saturn is now in the southwestern sky at dusk. It outshines the stars around it, so it’s also easy to see.  Mars is a little higher in the morning sky this month. Look for it low in the east at dawn. Mars remains dimmer then average, though, and won’t rival the brighter stars until next […]

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 […]


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