Lunar Eclipse: Caught in the Shadows

Lunar Eclipse: Caught in the Shadows

This weekend we will experience another solar phenomenon as the first lunar eclipse of this year occurs. A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth, sun and moon are all in alignment and the Earth blocks the sun’s light to the moon. Interestingly enough, the eclipse can only happen when there is a full moon. […]

Lunar Eclipse Will Feature Rare Quality

Lunar Eclipse Will Feature Rare Quality

There is a lunar eclipse coming this Wednesday, and it will feature a rare quality. The coming lunar eclipse, already an amazing sight as the Earth will pass between the setting full moon and the rising sun, will give viewers something they may not have ever seen: a horizontal eclipse or selenelion. The optimum place to see […]

How to Watch the Total Lunar Eclipse [Video]

How to Watch the Total Lunar Eclipse [Video]

Tonight will be the first in a series of four total lunar eclipses to take place over the course of the next year and a half. For those in North America, and western South America, including Hawaii and parts of Alaska, the eclipse will begin minutes before 1:00 a.m. EDT and last until 6 a.m. […]