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Holy Crap, the Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Eclipse

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Such is the philosophy of Jose Maria Madiedo, an astronomer at the University of Huelva in Spain, who, for over 10 years, has tried to capture a meteorite hitting the Moon during a lunar eclipse. Yesterday, during the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Blood Moon,” it finally…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Spain, Moon, Meteorites, Midas, University of Huelva, Lunar Impacts, Lunar Meteorites, Jose Maria Madiedo


Total lunar eclipse 2019: 'Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK'

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Total lunar eclipse 2019: Super blood wolf moon appears over the UK

Skygazers in parts of the UK lucky enough to be under clear skies have been treated to the astronomical spectacle of a "super blood wolf moon". The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. Catching a glimpse of the curiously-titled event will be down to luck for those wrapping up and heading out early, as many parts of the country were covered by cloud on Monday morning. Met Offi...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Moon, Northern Ireland, Met Office, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon has begun turning a deep red this morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon began to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar surface. Specta...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view today's super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


How to watch the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse this weekend

Sadly, the United States (and the rest of the continent) missed out on a lunar eclipse last summer, but we will get one more chance this weekend. On the evening of January 20th, the only total lunar eclipse of 2019 will light up the night sky across North and South America, as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. The eclipse is being referred to a variety of names, but the most ridiculous (and therefore best) has to be Super Blood Wolf Moon. "Super" refers to the fact that the Moon will b...
Tags: Asia, Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Europe Africa


Lunar eclipse 2019: How to view the super blood wolf moon in the UK

The Moon will turn red in the early hours of Monday morning as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The Moon will start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow which stops solar rays reaching the lunar s...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Under a Blood Moon: A Look at Famous Lunar Eclipses in History

On the evening of Jan. 20 and early morning Jan. 21, the moon will undergo a total eclipse visible over all of the Americas. Today such a spectacle provides good opportunities to judge the clarity of our atmosphere based on the brightness and color of the eclipsed moon, to observe the Earth's shadow passing over prominent lunar craters, and to simply stare into the sky at a beautiful celestial show. But eclipses in the ancient (and not so ancient) past often terrified onlookers, who viewed...
Tags: Verizon, New York, Science, Boston, Jerusalem, Earth, Ben Franklin, Moon, Jesus, Philadelphia, Jamaica, Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin, Columbus, Christ, West Indies


How to Photograph the Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2019! (Video)

Before you take your camera out to photograph the "super blood moon" lunar eclipse this weekend, you may want to check out these tips for capturing the best possible images of the astronomical event. Starting on Sunday evening (Jan. 20) and continuing into the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 21, the moon will pass through Earth's shadow, which will cast a reddish hue onto the lunar surface. Skywatchers in North and South America, as well as parts of Africa and Western Europe will have a...
Tags: Science, Africa, Spain, Earth, Moon, Portugal, South America, North, Western Europe, Don, Houston Texas, Miguel Claro, Tariq Malik, Facebook Original, Miguel Perez Ayucar, European Space Astronomy Centre


Seeds on the moon started to sprout for the first time but quickly died

China has taken a major step toward long-term space exploration. Earlier this month, the Chinese moon probe Chang’e 4 carried a container with cotton, mustard and potato seeds, yeast and fruit fly eggs to the moon’s far side (facing away from Earth), and early this week, the China National Space Administration said that those seeds started to sprout. Unfortunately, temperatures dropped and killed the plants. According to the BBC, the project was designed by 28 Chinese universities, and the expe...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, China, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Agriculture, Plants, Watson, Mars, Seeds, FAO, Chang, China National Space Administration


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to view Monday's total lunar eclipse in the UK

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21 during the next total lunar eclipse - and the last total lunar eclipse Britain is expected to experience for 10 years. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Britain, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean


‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse next week will be the last in Britain for 10 years

The Moon will turn red next week as Britain experiences its last total lunar eclipse for 10 years. The eclipse will happen in the early morning of Monday January 21 when the Moon start to darken at 2.35am with full eclipse beginning at 4.40am. It will be free of the Earth’s shadow by 7.49am. It  is the last chance for UK observers to see a total lunar eclipse in its entirety until 2029. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes exactly between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow whic...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Earth, Britain, Moon, Sun, Visual China Group


Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “supermoon.” That's when the moon is closer to Earth, and therefore looks larger and more bright than it normally does. Weather in much of the United States during the eclipse is expected to make fo...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Africa, Ap, Earth, United States, Moon, South America, North, Eclipse, Rice University


First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet

Cotton plant shoots and leaves lunar far side after sprouting onboard China’s Chang’e 4 landerThe appearance of a single green leaf hinted at a future in which astronauts would grow their own food in space, potentially setting up residence at outposts on the moon or other planets. Now, barely after it had sprouted, the cotton plant onboard China’s lunar rover has died.The plant relied on sunlight at the moon’s surface, but as night arrived at the lunar far side and temperatures plunged as low as...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Moon, The moon, Chang


This is the first plant grown on the moon

A cotton seed has germinated on the moon. The sprout is inside a canister on China's Chang’e 4 lander that touched down on the far side of the moon earlier this month. From The Guardian: Plants have been grown previously on the International Space Station, but this is the first time a seed has sprouted on the moon. The ability to grow plants in space is seen as crucial for long-term space missions and establishing human outposts elsewhere in the solar system, such as Mars. Harvesting food...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Biology, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, Plants, Chang, Chongqing University


Seeds Have Sprouted on the Moon for the First Time

China’s miniature biosphere experiment has yielded sprouting cotton seeds, and they are the first plants to germinate on the Moon—an important first step in creating a viable, self-sustaining lunar colony. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Moon, Seeds, Change 4, China Moon Mission


Plants grown on Moon for first time paving way for lunar base

Plants have sprouted on the Moon for the first time in a mini biosphere paving the way for bases which produce their own food and air. Pictures of the first tiny green shoots of cotton were released by researchers at the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University who are running the experiment on board the Chang'e-4 lunar lander. The Chinese space agency spacecraft became the first to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this month. Plants and flowers h...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, European Space Agency, Chang, International Space Station ISS, Christopher Jones, Sweden Germany, Yutu, Tiangong, China National Space Administration, People 's Daily, Chongqing University, Von KArmAn Crater


China shows first panoramic photos of the far side of the moon

China has released panoramic photos of the far side of the moon after a Chinese spacecraft made the world’s first successful landing there earlier this month. The China National Space Administration has published 360-degree panoramic photos taken by a camera installed atop the Chang’e 4 probe, showing the gray, pock-marked surface of the moon. The images were transmitted via the Queqiao satellite, allowing scientists to conduct a preliminary topographical analysis of the landing site, Chinese st...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, US, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Sichuan, Chang, South Pole Aitken, China National Space Administration, Van Karman


Super blood moon lunar eclipse: How to view the spectacle from the UK this January

The moon's usual gleaming white hue will transform into a deep blood red on January 21, during the first total lunar eclipse of 2019. Most of North America, South America and areas of west and north Europe will be able to witness the space event occur later this month, while the remainder of Europe and Africa will see the end of the eclipse. From the science behind the blood moon to whether we'll be able to see it in the UK, here is everything you need to know about the total lunar eclip...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, California, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Earth, Moon, Jamaica, Togo, Saturn, Jupiter, Pacific Ocean, Columbus


Complete list of dates for every full moon in 2019, including January's Wolf Moon

Stargazers should keep their eyes on the skies near the end of January for the first full moon of 2019, which is dubbed the Wolf Moon. This full moon will not only be a supermoon (meaning it appears bigger and brighter to the naked eye) but also coincides with a lunar eclipse in the UK. The spectacular sight, which will fall on January 21, is expected to peak in the UK in the early hours of the morning - which means stargazers will have to set their alarms to be able to catch a glimpse of the ph...
Tags: Asia, UK, Science, London, US, America, Earth, Canada, Moon, Mars, Prince Of Wales, Houston, North America, Pluto, Daily Telegraph, Black


Gardening by the Moon is the Phenomenon You Need to Try

Tips from the Farmers' Almanac aren't just for farmers. Use the moon's phases to grow stronger, more fruitful plants in your garden.
Tags: Science, Moon, Farmers Almanac


Now, it’s China’s turn to explore the Moon

NASA may have landed on the Moon decades ago, but that doesn't mean we know all that much about our nearest celestial neighbor. We're regularly learning new things as we stare at the lunar surface from Earth, and NASA and other space groups have sent various probes and orbiters to study it in greater detail than was possible. Now, it's China's turn. In a landing that lined up nicely with the new year, China's Chang'e 4 touched down on the far side of the Moon and quickl...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Chang, CNSA


China Successfully Deploys Jade Rabbit 2 Rover on Moon's Far Side

For the first time in history, a mobile probe is active on the far side of the Moon.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, China, Moon, Planetary Science, Change 4, Jade Rabbit 2 Rover, Jade Rabbit 2, Lunar Landers


Chang'e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

A Chinese robotic rover is getting its wheels dirty after rolling off its landing craft and onto the lunar surface.
Tags: Science, Moon, Chang


'One giant leap': China's Chang'e 4 rover Jade Rabbit 2 sets off on moon mission

Project leader echoes Neil Armstrong’s quote after rover’s successful separation from lander China’s space agency has posted the first photo of its Chang’e 4 lunar rover on the far side of the moon after its groundbreaking touchdown on Thursday.The rover – named Yutu 2, or Jade Rabbit 2 – left the spacecraft, drove off a ramp and began making tracks on the moon’s surface at 10.22pm on Thursday, about 12 hours after Chang’e 4 landed. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Moon, The moon, Neil Armstrong, Chang, Yutu, Jade Rabbit


China’s lunar probe sends back its first photos of the far side of the Moon

It's not all that often that China breaks entirely new ground when it comes to space science but that's exactly what the country did earlier today by successfully landing its Chang'e 4 spacecraft on the Moon's surface. China's space agency was quick to post new photos snapped from the lander, declaring the touchdown and deployment of its lunar rover a success. This is the very first time that any country has performed a soft landing or rover deployment on the far side of Ear...
Tags: Science, China, Earth, Moon, Carmen, Chang, CNSA


What exactly is the 'dark side of the Moon', and six other questions about the Chinese Moon landing

For centuries, humans have written books, songs, and poems about the so-called “dark side of the Moon”, but only today did a man-made object make physical contact with the rugged, unexplored area. The news, revealed in the early hours of Thursday, that China’s space agency successfully landed the unmanned Chang’e-4 probe on the far side of the Moon prompted the appropriate levels of excitement, with photographs of its arid landscape beamed over to Earth within minutes. Announcing the momentous s...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Bbc, Moon, Luna, Neil Armstrong, Afp, Sichuan Province, Soviet Union, Chang, Andrew Coates, Fred Watson, South Pole Aitken Basin, UCL 's Space Science Laboratory


First images from China's probe that just landed on the dark side of the moon

Earlier today, the China National Space Administration's Chang'e 4 landed a rover on the far side of the moon for the first time. Blocked from direct communication with the Earth, the lander and rover will depend on China's Queqiao communication satellite launched in May. From the New York Times: “This is a major achievement technically and symbolically,” said Namrata Goswami, an independent analyst who wrote about space for the Defense Department’s Minerva Research Institute. “China views ...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, China, Earth, New York Times, Moon, Defense Department, Chang, China National Space Administration, Namrata Goswami, Goswami, Queqiao, Minerva Research Institute


China Successfully Lands on Dark Side of Moon

Chang'e 4 is a crucial success for the Chinese space program.
Tags: Science, Moon, Chang


China Successfully Touches Down Chang'e 4, First Soft-Landed Craft on the Far Side of the Moon

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has landed the Chang’e 4 lunar probe on the far side of the Moon, Chinese media reported on Wednesday night (Eastern Time)—marking the first time that any known spacecraft has made a soft landing on the Moon’s more distant half.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, China, Change, Moon, Spaceflight, Chang, China National Space Administration, China National Space Administration CNSA, CNSA, Change 4, Lunar Landing, Change 3, Far Side Of The Moon



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