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A total lunar eclipse will be visible from parts of Australia, Asia and the western parts of North and South America on May 26.
An eclipse of the moon as illustrated in a 13th-century English manuscript. British Library, Harley 3735, f. 81v.
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When it came to making sense of lunar eclipses, medieval Christians did not necessarily resort to superstition, magicians, and moon-eating monsters.
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This Wednesday night, everywhere in Australia will have a box seat for a spectacular total eclipse of the Moon.
A red blood moon is caused by sunlight passing through the Earth’s atmosphere.
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In the early morning of May 26, 2021, there will be a super blood-red lunar eclipse. The show will be spectacular and can all be explained by the orbits of the Earth and Moon.
The moon covers much of the sun during the total solar eclipse, in Merlo, San Luis, Argentina, July 2 2019.
While the world gathers to see an eclipse, what's the rest of nature doing?
The blood moon myths are many and varied, but, at the end of the day, it’s just an eclipse.
The Blood Moon from January 31, 2018. Our second chance to see an eclipsed Moon this year is coming up on July 28.
All five five planets visible to the naked-eye are on show in the night skies over Australia, and a Blood Moon on the way too.
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.
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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…