Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.
By: Susie77, 02:31 AM GMT em 23 de Setembro de 2015
Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon
Sept. 22, 2015:
In the days before light bulbs, farmers relied on moonlight to help
them harvest their crops. Many crops ripen all at once in late summer
and early autumn so farmers found themselves extremely busy at this time
of year. They had to work after sundown. Moonlight became an essential
part of farming, and thus, the Harvest Moon was born.
By: Susie77, 12:02 AM GMT em 06 de Agosto de 2015
PERSEID FIREBALLS: Earth
is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the
annual Perseid meteor shower. Peak rates of 100+ meteors per hour are
expected next week when Earth approaches the heart of the debris stream.
The display, however, is already underway. "Our network of meteor cameras
has picked up more than 78 Perseid fireballs since July 27th," reports
Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. He prepare...
By: Susie77, 05:46 PM GMT em 20 de Julho de 2015
This story was released on the 46th anniversary of the moon landing.
July 20, 2015
NASA Captures "EPIC" Earth Image
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
This color image of Earth was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic
By: Susie77, 05:44 PM GMT em 14 de Julho de 2015
NASA's Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter
14 Jul 2015
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto.
After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons
made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the
surface -- roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India -
making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from ...
Updated: 05:46 PM GMT em 14 de Julho de 2015
By: Susie77, 08:22 PM GMT em 29 de Junho de 2015
SUNSET SKY SHOW: You have got
to see this. Venus and Jupiter are having a spectacular close encounter
in the sunset sky. A photographer on the banks of Yamdrok Lake in Tibet
points out where to look:
Photo credit: Jeff Dia of Tibet. June 27th.
To find them, step outside
just after sunset and look west. Don't wait until the sky fades to ...