eclipse

Favorite

And Now For Something Completely Different: An Eclipse of Jupiter

Jupiter is a striking feature of our Solar System. The largest planet by far, and home to incredible storms larger and more powerful than anything on Earth, Jupiter has recently been thrown into focus with some incredible new images. Recent looks have shown us developments that have thrown what we know about the planet into disarray. Slowly, using information gathered by the Juno space mission, scientists are discerning exactly what is going on with the planet, and the changes it's undergoing that we have never seen before.

But one of the most striking features of Jupiter is it's moon Io. And scientists were very fortunate that Juno happened to be passing by as an incredible eclipse occurred.

Astronomers captured an incredible rendering of an eclipse of Jupiter's Moon Io as it passed in front of the planet
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon...

Posted by NASA Sun Science on Friday, September 2, 2016
  • -
  • Vote
  • -


For the first recorded time, on the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun, creating a double eclipse.

Check out the deets here:







I wonder if they could see this in Sweden too...


Advertisement
  • -
  • Vote
  • -



Sorry, you guys. Maybe the world can end next time.

As we wrote about last week, there were a few megachurch preachers who were really, really, really, banking on last nights super blood moon to mark the start of Revelations and bring on the apocalypse already. Well, we're sad to say it didn't.

What we can say is that it provided one super beautiful spectacle in the sky. Numerous people took advantage and shot some lovely time lapse videos that we can watch, wistfully remembering a more hopeful time when we were planning for the rapture.



If you slept through the eclipse, and the cancelled Armageddon, you may be wondering just what in the hell a super blood moon is. A super moon is when a full moon is at its closest orbit to Earth and the blood moon part indicates the fourth lunar eclipse this year. The two coincided and we were hoping the world would be bathed in the cleaning flames of infinite justice. But nope.



The next super blood moon will occur in 2033. So, stalk up on water and canned goods. Plenty of time to build that fall out shelter.

Advertisement
blood moon eclipse - 8147533312
Via Cnet
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

At 12:53 a.m. ET, the Earth will begin to position itself between the sun and the moon for the first of a series of four total eclipses to conclude in September 2015. The series is a rare occurrence in history, with the next one starting in 2032. Because of a slow-moving cold front over the East Coast it will be hard for any states East of the Mississippi, except possibly Florida, to witness the Blood Moon.