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Mysterious Lunar Tetrad: Four Blood Moon Lunar Eclipses Between 2014 and 2015

A lunar eclipse is an amazing space phenomenon. When the moon turns blood red during a lunar eclipse it's getting even more mysterious. During 2014 and 2015 you will be able to stare at a rare...

US Fireball: Splitting Meteor During Rising Supermoon In Texas – July 12 2014

What a sighting! Imagine you are watching the supermoon rising when suddenly a meteor lights up the sky and starts decomposing just above your head! Yes, two amazing sky and mystic phenomena in one! Amazing! This...

Apollo Moon Mission: Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona

Northern Arizona has had deep ties to the Apollo missions. Every moon-walking astronaut took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater. Any...

Notable celestial events of March 2016: Jupiter at opposition, solar eclipse, spring equinox, lunar eclipse

This astronomy calendar of celestial events contains dates for notable celestial events. In March 2016, you (hopefully) will be able to follow a total solar eclipse, a penumbral lunar eclipse and Jupiter at opposition among others....

This Friday enjoy the blue moon… Or wait until 2018 for the next blue full moon!

The full moon on Friday 31, 2015 is not a typical full moon. This is a blue full moon, a phenomenon which only occurs approximately every three years. But although its name suggests otherwise, the...

3 Super Moons: 29 August 2015, September 27 2015 and October 27 2015

Yesterday, the first super moon of a series of three in a row has lightened up the sky. The next spuer moons will occur on September 27, 2015 and a month later on October 27, 2015. As...

Red Moon Or Turquoise Moon During Colorful Total Lunar Eclipse On October 8 2014

Red Moon Or Turquoise Moon: There will be a colorful total lunar eclipse on October 8, 2014. Sky watchers will see the Moon turn a beautiful shade of celestial red and maybe turquoise. And learn...

Thunder Moon partial eclipse

There's going to be an eclipse tomorrow... A partial eclipse of the Moon. On July 16th, the full Thunder Moon will pass through the shadow of our...

Tristesse de la Lune/ Sadness of the Moon by Charles Baudelaire – Full Moon January 2015 Poem

On full moon days, I love reading poems. Today, I've selected for you the beautiful and sad poem called Tristesses de la Lune/ Sadness of the Moon by Charles Beaudelaire. And added poetic pictures of a woman playing...

Super blue moon to coincide with lunar eclipse for 1st time in 150 years on January 31, 2018

A blue moon, a super moon and a lunar eclipse will all fall on the same night on January 31, 2018 in an event that hasn’t happened in over 150 years. The last time...

The Moon Is Exploding Into Lunar Halos Right Now!

On Saturday, we have full moon. It's called The full Cold Moon or the full Long Nights Moon. It is thus time to look if the moon is explosing into lunar dogs! Indeed, bright moonlight shining...

The highest tides on Earth will hit Canada on September 29 2015 due to the convergence of the full moon, the perigee moon and the fall equinox

The world's biggest tides in two decades will hit Canada's shores on September 29, 2015. This is due to a convergence of 3 celestial events: The full moon, The perigee moon, and the fall equinox. All...

As if there were two suns in the sky of Colorado

Yesterday, December 3, 2017, a Supermoon trilogy has started with 3 supermoons in a row - Dec. 3rd, Jan. 1st and finally Jan. 31st. The latest is a Super 'Blue Moon' tinted in red...

The Q-tip lunar eclipse: A 3hr 45min exposure photograph of the Supermoon eclipse looks weird

This is a single 3hr 45min exposure showing the whole progress of the eclipse trailing across the sky Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. A real giant Q-tip... lol However, in the sky of Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia, it the...

Haunting Moon and Venus conjunction pictures – And occultation on December 7 2015 in North America

Venus is the brightest object in the east before sunrise. And beginning of this month the Planet is conjuncting with the Moon. If you’re in North America on December 7, 2015, you can witness an awesome planetary...

Mars, Venus and Jupiter are gathering in the morning sky as autumn unfolds

As autumn unfolds, planets are gathering in the morning sky. During this morning planet show, Mars, Venus and Jupiter converge... And the display will improve as autumn unfolds. This picture features the crescent Moon passing by Venus...

Monstrous tidal waves flood coastal Chile

Waves of more than 5 meters are currently crashing on the coast of Chile, particularly hitting the city of Vina del Mar. Due to the full moon, swells will intensify on Sunday January 24, 2016. Watch these...

You Will Not Be Thursty On The Moon! Scientists From NASA Detect Water on Moon’s Surface

NASA-funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface. Yes as explained in their abstract: We suggest that...

This eerie moon stratospheric cloud looks like a space nebula

Lately, Arctic sky watchers have been seeing a lot of Polar stratospheric clouds. And this time, Andy Skinner captured an eerie moon stratospheric cloud in the sky over Abisko, Sweden. These is neither a space nebula,...

Timelapse video of the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on March 23, 2016 from North Carolina

This is an amazing timelapse video of the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse on March 23, 2016, filmed from North Carolina. Did you also see it? Thank you so much Frank Hobson III for this awesome video. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Lunar green and blue flashes captured in Sweden (photo)

Green flashes from the Sun at sunset are a rare phenomenon, but even rarer are green flashes from a setting Moon. With the unique atmospheric conditions at Storulvån, Sweden, Göran Strand was able to capture...

Extremely rare lunar cloud shadow appears in the night sky of Puerto Rico

Sometimes, when you look at the sky, you will capture an extremely rare atmospheric phenomenon. On November 24, 2015, Frankie Lucena witnessed an amazing lunar cloud shadow over Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Actually, cloud shadows are fairly common with clouds...

No, there won’t be a green moon on April 20, 2016

Is there going to be a green moon on April 20, 2016? No, there won’t be a green moon on April 20, 2016 … or on May 29. But why this urban legend? According to some...

What Is the Size of the Moon Compared to USA?

How big is the moon compared to the continental US? Is it a bit smaller than what you thought? The size of the Moon...

Featuring the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse: Videos and Photos of the Partial Solar Eclipse of May 10 2013

This pictures are just magic. Yesterday, the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light. The 'ring of fire' eclipse crossed Australia and the Pacific and created a...

Freak double halo around November’s Supermoon

That's one of the most incredible picture I have personally seen from the November 14's Super Duper Moon. Unbelievable! As explained by the photographer Boris Vakhmistrov: 'I've witnessed a powerful atmospheric phenomenon that I had never...

Apparently the moon is shrinking because it’s tectonic plates are smashing together causing moonquakes

The moon shrinks? During its more than 4.5 billion years in space, it has slowly shrunk, researchers say. Over the last few hundred million years, the moon's belt line has slimmed by...

Space Oddity: Mysterious And Giant Magmatic Round Holes On The Moon (IMAGES AND VIDEOS)

We not only find mysterious holes on Planet Earth, but they also cluster the Moon's surface. With these new images and video of NASA scientists try to find what's hiding behind these mysterious and giant...

Supermoon and Geminids peak on December 14 2016

In a spectacular case of bad timing, the full Moon coincides with the annual Geminid meteor shower. Don't feel put out. There's still something for everyone, including a consolation prize. A supermoon is a good thing....

There will be a rare full moon on Christmas Day this year – The first since 1977

There will be a rare full moon on Christmas Day this year. This is first full moon on Christmas Day since 1977. And the next extraordinary sky event will only happen in 2034 again. A rare...

Lunar transit at New Moon on August 2, 2016

Have you ever seen the new moon on satellite imagery? Probably not! Now look at the pictures and video of the lunar transit showed below. And you have your New Moon on photo! As reported by the...

Moon-Jupiter conjunction illuminate Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Argentina

The Moon-Jupiter conjunction on March 21, 2016, occurred in front of a train of Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds in the sky of Bariloche, Argentina. Watch these haunting pictures by Guillermo Abramson. Here a zoom on the Moon and...

Incredible Moon Rise Caught on Video over Mount Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand – January 28 2013

This video (Mark Gee) features a moon rising over the Mount Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand. This moon rise was caught on the other side of the city on January 28, 2013. No manipulation!...

Does a full Moon really affect your sleep?

Over the years, the full Moon has been blamed for everything from spikes in crime, to causing madness, to baby booms. But could it also be the reason some of you have found it...

Stunning sky phenomena in September 2015: Blood moon lunar eclipse, Neptune at opposition, bright Venus and Mars, Saturn visible at nightfall

September's most-famous astronomical event is the autumnal equinox, which will occur this year on Wednesday, Sept. 23. And we will move toward the shorter days of winter. But there are also other amazing sky phenomena that...

Doomsday? Full moon before summer solstice on June 20, 2016, could spark madness and mass shootings

Is doomsday coming? Full moon before summer solstice could spark madness and mass shootings On Monday, June 20, 2016, two celestial events will occur almost simultaneously. The full moon will shine in the sky just before...

Signs in the sky: Sundogs and iridescent clouds announce Winter Storm Jonas

Sometimes there are signs in the sky... Sundogs on steroids! Iridescent clouds explosion! And haunting Moon halos! Look at these amazing sky phenomena that appeared in the sky of the eastern US just before winter storm...

Jupiter and moon convergence pictures – March 21, 2016

Jupiter lords over the March nighttime sky. And tonight it converges with the Moon. Here the first picture of this awesome sky phenomenon. Jupiter is the only planet to light up the sky almost immediately after...

Full Moon in Mauna Kea volcano shadow

This amazing picture of the Full Moon rising within Hawaii's Mauna Kea shadow was taken on October 15 looking away from a gorgeous sunset. An alignment across the Solar System is captured in the stunning...

A rare black moon will rise Friday night

First we had a supermoon, then a blood moon and now a black moon. Yes, Friday night, we've got the extremely rare phenomenon of a black moon to enthrall sky-watchers. And it could bring with it...