I took the photo above on Saturday when the Moon was just two days old. The Crescent Moon is visible in the west around sunset. Watch it grow over the next few nights.
At about 4:50 pm CDT, the Sun–the eclipse having started–went behind this cloud and stayed there the rest of the afternoon:
October 23 Tomorrow, much of North America, including Chicago, will be able to see a partial solar eclipse. That is, the New Moon will pass in front of the Sun, partially obscuring the disc of the Sun. The Sun will look like a crescent. It should go without saying: Do not look directly at the… Read More Skywatching: Solar Eclipse Edition
During this morning’s eclipse, I captured this image of the Moon a few minutes after it entered totality; the copper color is due to the refraction of sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere. UPDATE: See below if the main image does not show up in your browser.
Wake up early on Wednesday morning (October 8), and you will see the full Moon pass into the Earth’s shadow. The total eclipse will end just before sunrise. For more details, see this post on the eclipse from EarthSky. Key times: Moon starts entering Earth’s main shadow (partial eclipse starts)–4:15 am Central Daylight Time Moon… Read More Skywatching: Lunar Eclipse Edition