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Friday's Harvest Moon Comes With Eclipse—for Some

Those in North America out of luck on the eclipse part

(Newser) - Skywatchers can witness a rare sight Friday night, though people in North America will have to settle for doing so via the Internet. The part everyone can see: It will be a full moon, and because this one falls closed to the fall equinox, it's called a harvest moon... More »

4 NASA Tips for Taking Photos of Lunar Eclipse

NASA's senior photographer Bill Ingalls spills his secrets

(Newser) - Want people to be wowed by your photos of today's extra special supermoon eclipse—the last one until 2033? NASA does too, which is why its senior photographer Bill Ingalls is sharing a few tips that should keep your photos from turning out a blurred mess.
  • How to stand
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Mormon Church: Supermoon Eclipse Isn't the Apocalypse

Church apparently worried about doomsday prophets

(Newser) - The Mormon Church is reminding its 15 million members that just because a supermoon and lunar eclipse are happening simultaneously tomorrow night doesn't mean the world as we know it is ending, the AP reports. "The Church encourages our members to be spiritually and physically prepared for life'... More »

How to Watch This Weekend's Supermoon Eclipse

It will be visible to 2B people

(Newser) - There's another supermoon on Sunday night—but this time it's a supermoon eclipse. As Time explains, the supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, and Sunday's will be around 14% bigger than usual. And a lunar eclipse, of course, is when the... More »

Century's Shortest Lunar Eclipse Coming Saturday

Total eclipse will last 4 minutes and 43 seconds

(Newser) - Early risers in western North America on Saturday may be rewarded with a sight of the century's shortest total eclipse. While some total eclipses can last up to an hour, sky watchers will have just four minutes and 43 seconds to take in the sight of the blood moon... More »

'Impossible' Selenelion Eclipse Happens Tomorrow

Total lunar eclipse will coincide with rising sun

(Newser) - Early risers east of the Mississippi tomorrow might be able to see something that should be impossible under the rules of celestial geometry: a rare "selenelion" eclipse in which a total eclipse of the moon can be seen at the same time as the rising sun, reports.... More »

Here's the Blood Moon You Missed

3 more total lunar eclipses are coming

(Newser) - Didn't stay up until the wee hours to catch today's blood moon ? No problem. Enjoy our photo gallery, then come back for some facts about the total lunar eclipse:
  • It was the first of a "tetrad," four such complete eclipses we'll see this year
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Get Ready for 'Blood Moon'

Total lunar eclipse takes place night of April 14

(Newser) - Sky watchers get a treat later this month in the form of a total lunar eclipse, reports Universe Today . It takes place the night of April 14—technically, things will get under way about 1:20am April 15 for the East Coast, reports USA Today . The total eclipse is the... More »

Sky-Watchers Relish Total Lunar Eclipse

Moon-lovers revel in 'orangy-red' color

(Newser) - Moon watchers in the western US, Hawaii, and elsewhere across the globe were treated yesterday to a rare celestial phenomenon: a total lunar eclipse. For 51 minutes starting at 6:06 a.m. PST, the Earth's shadow completely blocked the moon. The moon took on a reddish glow, as... More »

Tomorrow's Full Lunar Eclipse Last for 3 Years

So if you want to see it, head to the Pacific

(Newser) - Set your alarm, because tomorrow's total lunar eclipse is one you don't want to miss—the next one won't happen for three years. If you're really serious about seeing the reddish moon, you'll also want to hightail it to North America's western coast, pronto.... More »

See the 'Blood Red' Moon America Missed

Lunar eclipse was the longest one in 11 years

(Newser) - Moon-gazers were treated to the longest lunar eclipse in 11 years last night, with the total eclipse phase lasting 100 minutes. Well, moon-gazers in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, that is. Americans missed out on a truly spectacular occurrence, thanks to the fact that this was a "deep lunar... More »

Scenes From Last Night's Eclipse

Mark your calendars for the next one ... in 2094

(Newser) - Those of you who hit the hay early last night missed a show not to be seen on the winter solstice for another 84 years: The moon, hanging high in the sky, turned reddish and went dark for 72 minutes as the Earth eclipsed it, reports the AP. Click through... More »

What to Know for Tonight's Lunar Eclipse/Winter Solstice

Here are a few tips for your once-in-372-years event

(Newser) - It's getting close to showtime, kids: The longest night of the year has begun (at least here on the East Coast), so bring on the first total lunar eclipse to coincide with the winter solstice since 1638 (NASA has apparently engaged in a bit of history-revision). Here's what you need... More »

First in 456 Years: A Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice

Spiritualists see energy, but scientists say coincidence

(Newser) - The longest night of 2010 could well be the darkest winter solstice in 456 years: Tuesday's solstice falls on the same day as a full lunar eclipse, a rare celestial occurrence that for some signifies great cosmic energies, reports the Montreal Gazette . Many religions associate the solstice with the rebirth... More »

Take a Peek at Lunar Eclipse

Celestial show is under way

(Newser) - The sky is putting on a show tonight. The last total eclipse of the moon until 2010 got under way about 8:45pm ET, reports. The moon went into full eclipse at 10:01, and the show will be over at 12:09. The spectacle should be visible... More »

Total Eclipse Coming Feb. 20

3 billion could see Earth's shadow blot moon

(Newser) - Nearly half the world's population will find themselves really in the dark Feb. 20 as Earth's shadow totally eclipses the moon, LiveScience reports. Visible to 3 billion residents of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia, the eclipsed moon will create a celestial triangle in the night... More »

Western US Awaits Total Lunar Eclipse

Early birds who look to the skies will get an eyeful on Tuesday

(Newser) - The Western US will get a celestial treat early Tuesday morning: a total lunar eclipse. Residents of the Western Hemisphere and eastern Asia will get at least a glimpse of the spectacle, but Europeans will miss out—the moon will be below the horizon. tells you how to... More »

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