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The Solar Eclipse

  What you see above is an almost total solar eclipse. One of the easiest astrological phenomenons to observe due to its size in the sky is a solar or lunar eclipse. Now what is an eclipse exactly? Well it when either the moon aligns perfectly between the sun and earth in the case of […] Continue reading

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The best way to propose to an astronomer: Solar eclipses

  A solar eclipse, which is the only acceptable way to propose to an astronomer, is a fairly uncommon event which occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. Although the Moon is much smaller than the Sun, it is able to completely block the Sun because it is much closer to the […] Continue reading

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A Ghostly Eclispse?

This week, people have noticed that there was a very odd appearance that made the moon look different. They noticed that there was a very slim crescent moon that also shows the black silhouette of the rest of the moon. Although it does look like a eclipse, experts have weighed in and determined this phenomenon […] Continue reading

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The oldest recorded solar eclipse!

After talking about solar eclipses in class yesterday, I got super nerd-ily excited about reading more about them!  A quick wikipedia search (since that is totally acceptable and awesome!) links to tons more wikipedia pages that list the exact date, time, type, location, and path width, among other details.  The oldest recorded one listed on […] Continue reading

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The oldest recorded solar eclipse!

After talking about solar eclipses in class yesterday, I got super nerd-ily excited about reading more about them!  A quick wikipedia search (since that is totally acceptable and awesome!) links to tons more wikipedia pages that list the exact date, time, type, location, and path width, among other details.  The oldest recorded one listed on […] Continue reading

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Party Planning– for a solar eclipse!

On May 20, 2012 an Annular eclipse was visible in the continental US. This eclipse marked the first annular eclipse visible for the US in EIGHTEEN years! That’s almost my entire life span! For additional information on this eclipse, click here. The eclipse was visible in several locations in California, Utah and New Mexico. Being an East coast girl, I […] Continue reading

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Why does the moon look red?

If you have ever seen an image of a lunar eclipse, or have had the privilege of viewing one in person, you probably noticed that the moon does not retain its bright, whitish color; instead, the moon turns a shade of orange or red.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, this very cool youtube video […] Continue reading

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Once in a Blue Moon

Ok, so literally a blue moon is actually when two full moons are seen in a single calendar month, but what I am talking about today isn’t totally off topic because it is something that really is pretty rare: eclipses. As we learned recently that there are two general types of eclipses, a solar and […] Continue reading

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