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Lunar Eclipse Visible Overnight in Chicago; Recorded Video from NASA/Griffith Observatory

Video streaming by Ustream Lunar Eclipse Recording: NASA broadcast the lunar eclipse with audio from NASA Third Rock and narration of highlights of the eclipse. Skies cleared to enable night sky viewers to see the lunar eclipse overnight. A slow process with the only negative factor being air temperature in the low 30s and upper […]

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Tetrad: First of Four Consecutive Total Lunar Eclipses Begins Midnight April 14/15 (Tuesday/Wednesday)

A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses Starts April 15, 2014. A series of four lunar eclipses spaced 6 months apart will begin on April 15th, and all of the eclipses will be visible for much of the United States. The dates are … April 15, 2014 October 8, 2014 April 4, 2014 September 28, 2015 A […]

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VIDEO from Multiple Locations: Solar Eclipse Seen in U.S. and Africa

A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of the US, Africa and Europe on Sunday. Described as a “hybrid eclipse,” some areas were witnessing a total blackout with others experiencing a partial version. Unusual view during sunrise from Key West Florida at 6:35 AM EST Sunday (Eclipse starts just after elapsed time 1:25). A rare […]

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Large Meteor Brought Out of Lake Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Central Russia

CNN’s Isha Sesay reports scientists have pulled a huge meteorite from the bottom of a Russian lake. Scientists estimate that meteor weighed 10,000 tons when it entered the earth’s atmosphere, but when it was pulled out of the lake it weighed about 570 kg or .63 tons. Experts believe the object plunged into Lake Chebarkul […]

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Blue Moon Tonight August 20, 2013 with a Chris Isaak Bonus

Moon Phases for 2013 from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Tonight’s full moon (August 20, 2013) is known as a Blue Moon because it’s the third full moon in the season. Not what you thought? The Blue Moon has been incorrectly defined over the years as the second Full Moon in a […]

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Perseid Meteor Shower Best Viewing Sunday and Monday Midnight to Dawn

You can expect to see hundreds of Perseid meteors from the tail of a comet. The shower will peak on August 12th, but should be visible throughout the month. Earth is passing through the dusty tail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The greatest chance for meteor sighting is after midnight on Sunday and Monday mornings. Looking […]

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NASA Cameras Catch Meteor Fireball Explosion Over Tennessee

A Capricornid meteor, traveling at 54,000 miles per hour, was captured by NASA cameras at the Marshall Space Flight Center on August 1st, 2013. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 15 and continues until about 10 August. The meteor shower was discovered by Hungarian astronomer Miklos von Konkoly-Thege in 1871. […]

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Full Moon Super Moon with a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Moon Phases for 2013 from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. May’s Full Moon is known as the Flower Moon, Rose Moon or Strawberry Moon. Tonight’s Moon is a Supermoon, but it also has the distinction of having one of the slightest eclipses of all — a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. You might notice […]

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DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE: Time Lapse of Night Sky Over Death Valley

DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE from Sunchaser Pictures on Vimeo. Step 1. Fill plenty of water bottles with water. Step 2. Walk across desert in Death Valley and find a nice view of the sky before sunset. Step 3: Set camera with setting you research on the Internet after searching something like … aperture ISO shutter speed […]

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Meteor Over “Los Tekis” Concert Falls “Backstage” in Salta, Argentina

VIDEO: A apparent meteor lit up the night sky early on Sunday in Salta, Argentina as the folk music band Los Tekis performed at an outdoor venue. A video of a concert showed the apparent meteor falling towards earth and bursting into a dazzling light that turned the night sky blue. According to local media, […]

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Incredible Meteor Sightings from Multiple Positions in Chelyabinsk Region in Ural Mountains, Russia

Meteorite explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working. A meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered the Earth’s atmosphere about 9:20 a.m. Russian local time at a speed of at least […]

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Happy New Year! Video Earth City Lights Via Rotating Earth

Composite map of the world assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite for nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC. Scientists unveiled on December 5, 2012, an unprecedented look at planet Earth at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from […]

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