Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket from the company’s complex on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand.
There are plenty of astronomical things to watch out for this year beyond this week's lunar eclipse, including new Moon landings and a space station falling back to Earth.
Blood moon on April 15, 2014.
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Studying lunar eclipse could help us work out what's happening on exoplanets.
Changing colours of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse, Mt Buffalo National Park, June 16, 2011.
There is plenty of excitement about the lunar eclipse this week, but don't believe all you read and hear about this wonderful astronomical event.
As long as clouds don’t get in the way, the view should be spectacular.
A bunch of uncommon things all happening at the same time mean this full moon will have some special attributes.
A solar eclipse observed over Grand Canyon National Park in May 2012.
Grand Canyon National Park
More than 2,000 years ago, the Babylonians understood the cycle of eclipses. They also regarded them as signs that could foretell the death of a king.
Dramatic, but not apocalyptic.
Stanimir G Stoev
A rare super blood moon visible from parts of the Earth this month will delight those people lucky enough to see it. But why has this marvel of the solar system got some people so worried?
The moon moves out of totality as seen from Sydney during the December 2011 eclipse.
A total lunar eclipse will be visible from across all Australia this Saturday, April 4. But it will be a quick one. Rather than passing deep into the Earth’s shadow, the moon is skimming close to the shadow’s…