Our Full Sturgeon Moon, for August 29th, forty-five minutes after sunset.

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The software for this image is free and can be found at http://www.stellarium.org/. It's also great to use if you want to know what the Moon looks like three days or three years from now. It's very easy to use! (My fireflies are rugged in all weather conditions!)
A very nice manual simplified down to 18 pages with lots of pictures in how to use Stellarium!

What time is sunrise or sunset for you? Check this website out (time and date.com).

Venus in the morning sky exactly forty-five minutes before sunrise
from August 23, 2015 to March 21, 2016

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I would like to thank Thierry Lombry for allowing me to use his most excellent photo. And...I also thank Guy Ottewell for his inspiration!

Partial Eclipse of the Sun on September 13, 2015

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As partial eclipses go, this one will be difficult to see unless you are in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Port-aux-Francaise, or Antarctica. Greatest eclipse (magnitude = 0.7876) will occur at 6 hours and 54.1 minutes Universal Time in Antarctica.

If you look at Greatest Eclipse and Windhoek, they appear after a short period time in this animation, because the sun is rising at these two locations. The animation is set at a rate of one frame per minute.


Total Eclipse of the Moon for the evening of September 27, 2015

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The total eclipse of the Moon on September 27 and 28th as from start to finish this September. Europe and the middle East will see totality as well. East Asia, Australia and most of the Pacific will be in daylight. The animation is set at a rate of one frame per minute.

The next total eclipse of the Moon will be on January 31, 2018 which will be centered over the Pacific Ocean; thus, the west coast will see totality with only a partial east of the Mississippi River. So, make plans next month to see this total eclipse of the Moon. The 27th falls on a Sunday evening, so this will be a great outdoor activity with the family. The best part of this celestial show is that it's free, and you don't need a telescope!

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This is how the total lunar eclipse will appear for the eastern part of North America. The western half will see totality, but not all of the stages (partial, penumbra) from start to finish. (Starry background created in Starry Night Pro) The animation is set at a rate of one frame per minute.




The above graphic is set for central daylight savings time. You can also download these following time zones as well: ADT, EDT, CDT, MDT, PDT, AKDT, HAST, and CEST_Europe. I would like to thank Petr Horálek, who lives in the Czech Republic, for catching a time mistake which I now have corrected on all graphics for this lunar eclipse!

El gráfico anterior se establece para el este de horario de verano. También puede descargar estos siguientes zonas horarias , así : ADT, EDT, CDT, MDT, PDT, AKDT, HAST

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A view from the southern hemisphere.

Total Eclipse of the Sun - August 21, 2017 - USA
This magnificent eclipse is now less than two years away! Are you ready?


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Total Eclipse of the Sun in the great state of Oregon for August 21, 2017

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The ISS fading into the Earth's shadow.

 

Past Animations

Click on the lunar eclipse graphic above for past animations of eclipses, meteor showers and more.


October 8, 2014

October 23, 2014

March 20, 2015

April 4, 2015

Venus in the evening sky forty-five minutes after sunset.
from December 2014 through August 2015

Past Photographs

November 7, 2004

January 30, 2001


April 1, 1997

May 15, 2005

November 20, 2003



September 22, 2013

 

Past Graphics

1996

July 2000

March 2002


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Updated on August 28, 2015