September 27 Tonight’s total lunar eclipse begins at 8:07 pm CDT, when the Moon first enters the dark part of the Earth’s shadow. At 9:11 pm CDT, the Moon is completely within Earth’s shadow. At 10:23 pm CDT, the Moon begins to emerge from behind Earth’s shadow. At 11:27 pm CDT, the eclipse ends as… Read More Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse
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
Total Lunar Eclipse! Tomorrow night—actually early Tuesday morning—there will be a total lunar eclipse visible from most of North America. The Full Moon will pass into the Earth’s shadow, starting at 12:48 am Central Daylight Time. At 2:07 am CDT, the Moon is fully in the Earth’s shadow; totality begins. At 3:24 am CDT the… Read More Skywatching: April 14-15, Lunar Eclipse