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A Splash of Color Across the Supermoon

by Dan Majaess September 24, 2014

A software engineer from Florida recently captured an image of the day-old supermoon in September that clearly conveys color variations across its surface.  Such variations are often imperceptible, but the brightness and color differences were digitally enhanced to make them easier to discern.    The color variations are indicative of compositional differences across the Lunar surface (e.g., iron content and impact ejecta). Dan Majaess on Google+

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Awesome Astrophotos: Caught in the Web of the SuperMoon

by Nancy Atkinson September 8, 2014

Up in the sky — it’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s a spider and a SuperMoon! Well, not quite. This composite image by Brian who is called Brian on Flickr was actually taken last night, on September 7, 2014, but it’s an awesome lead-in for our usual request for astrophotos of the Harvest […]

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Tonight’s Moon-Mars-Saturn Trio Recalls Time of Terror

by Bob King August 31, 2014

Check it out. Look southwest at dusk tonight and you’ll see three of the solar system’s coolest personalities gathering for a late dinner. Saturn, Mars and the waxing crescent moon will sup in Libra ahead of the fiery red star Antares in Scorpius. All together, a wonderful display of out-of-this-world worlds. 

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How Do The Tides Work?

by Fraser Cain August 18, 2014

Anyone who lives close to ocean is familiar with the tides. And you probably know they have something to do with the Moon. But how do the tides work? Do other planets experience tides? Fraser Cain on Google+

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Perigee “Super” Moon Images from Around the World

by Nancy Atkinson August 11, 2014

Wow! The astrophotographers out there are getting artsy! Take a look at some of the most artistic images of the full Moon we’ve seen yet. The August 10 full Moon was a so-called “super” Moon — and it was the “super-est” of a trio of full Moons being at perigee, or its closest approach to […]

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