The Most Unique Eclipse Image You’ll Ever See

by Nancy Atkinson June 12, 2013

You’ve probably never before seen an image like the one above. That’s because it is the first time something like this has ever been created, and it is only possible thanks to two fairly recent NASA missions, the Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. We’ve shared previously how two or three times a […]

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Into Oblivion: What If the Earth Had No Moon?

by David Dickinson May 2, 2013

AVAST gentle reader: mild SPOILER(S) and graphic depictions of shattered satellites ahead! We recently had a chance to catch Oblivion, the first summer blockbuster of the season. The flick delivers on the fast-paced Sci-Fi action as Tom Cruise saves the planet from an invasion of Tom Cruise clones. But the movie does pose an interesting […]

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Astrophotographers Capture “Mini” Lunar Eclipse

by Nancy Atkinson April 25, 2013

The lunar eclipse on April 25 was described by astrophotographer Gadi Eidelheit as “the greatest, slightest eclipse I ever saw!” The brief and small eclipse saw just 1.47% of the lunar limb nicked by the dark umbra or shadow from the Earth. It was visible from eastern Europe and Africa across the Middle East eastward […]

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Spacecraft Capture Solar Eclipse’s Earthly Effect

by Nancy Atkinson November 15, 2012

Series of images from the Japanese MTSAT satellite showing a shadow on Earth during the total solar eclipse on November 13/14. 2012. Credit: JAXA A Japanese meteorology satellite captured the moving shadow from the total solar eclipse this week, and this animated series of images shows the shadow moving east-southeast across northeastern Australia and into […]

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Spacecraft Witnesses Solar Eclipse x 3

by Nancy Atkinson November 14, 2012

On the ground, the total solar eclipse of November 13/14, 2012 was only visible to only to observers in northern Australia. But ESA’s Sun-watching satellite Proba-2 enjoyed three partial eclipses from its vantage point in space. Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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