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A meteorite hit the moon during Monday's total lunar eclipse
During the eclipse, some people noticed a tiny flash, a brief yellow-white speck, popping up on the lunar surface during the online broadcasts.
science  astronomy  Moon  eclipse  impact 
43 minutes ago by emkay
This Photo Shows the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Rising in Texas
Photographer Jason Weingart shot this beautiful composite photo of the super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse on January 20th and 21st. The image features six stages of the moon that night as it rose from the horizon and became totally eclipsed.
“I shot the barn at 105mm to give a compressed effect and eliminate some trees on both sides of it,” Weingart tells PetaPixel. “I shot the progression of the moon through the night at 250mm.
“I went back out every half hour, to give myself a good selection of moon images. I grabbed a shot of stars to the west, so I would have a good clean sky, although I probably could have used the stars around the peak eclipse. It got really dark!
photography  astronomy  moon  eclipse 
1 hour ago by rgl7194
Powers of Ten™ (1977) - YouTube
I had no idea this was an Eames thing like the Eames chair. Video blows my mind even more now.

Narrated by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Morrison#Media_work who worked on the Manhattan Project.
astronomy  design  physics  video 
5 hours ago by thcipriani
A meteor hit the moon during the lunar eclipse. Here’s what we know.
“In what may be a first-of-its-kind event, a flash of light seen during totality has astronomers on the hunt for a new crater on the moon.”
science  meteorite  astronomy  moon  lunareclipse  eclipse 
7 hours ago by djwudi
Uranus features
Planet isn't as featureless as it first appears
astronomy  uranus  weather  space  tootme 
yesterday by nelson
What Happened to Earth’s Ancient Craters? Scientists Seek Clues on the Moon’s Pocked Surface - The New York Times
The pace of space rocks pummeling Earth and the moon was relatively infrequent, but then doubled or tripled for unknown reasons, a new study finds.
astronomy  science 
yesterday by noiseguy
Open Source Radio Telescopes Home
DIY open source radio telescopes database for construction at any level, from simple feed horns to phased-array feeds and interferometers.
astronomy 
2 days ago by dbuscher
Lunar eclipse 2019: super blood wolf moon – in pictures | World news | The Guardian
"Thousands of stargazers have battled sub-freezing temperatures to catch a glimpse of a lunar extravaganza known as a super blood wolf moon.

The rare celestial event takes places when the moon is positioned slightly closer to the Earth than normal, and appears slightly bigger and brighter than normal – a phenomenon called a super moon. During the total eclipse, the moon was expected to give off a coppery red glow on the lunar surface as it slips into Earth’s shadow, known as a blood moon.

Since it appears in January, when wolves used to howl in hunger outside villages, it earned the name wolf moon, according to The Farmers Almanac.

The entire eclipse was visible from Britain, North and South America, and western and northern Europe. (...)"
moon  photography  eclipse  astronomy 
2 days ago by eric.brechemier

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