What is a Lunar Eclipse? Lunar eclipses occur when Earth’s blocks the sun’s light and the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow (umbra).
When does lunar eclipse occur? A lunar eclipse can occur only at full moon. The moon’s orbit around Earth lies in a slightly different plane than Earth’s orbit around the sun – that’s why an eclipse doesn’t occur at every full moon.
How often eclipses happen? You can watch eclipse of the moon from 2 to 3 times each year.
A list of 2013 upcoming science fiction movies and films about space and cosmos.
1. Elysium. Elysium takes place in year 2154 on an overpopulated and devastated planet Earth and a deluxe space station Elysium. An ordinary man Max Da Costa wish to get to Elysium and help pour people on Earth.
Director Neill Blomkamp. Stars: Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
2. Star Trek: Into Darkness. The twelfth Star Trek movie. Astronauts of USS Enterprise spaceship return to Earth and find alien force which has attacked Starfleet and ravaged Earth. Captain James T. Kirk begins a fight against invaders.
Director J. J. Abrams. Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban.
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Here are potentially great movies about space and astronomy to see in 2012: 1. John Carter. The movie tells the tale of war-weary, former military captain John Carter, who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly involved in a conflict of epic proportions between the inhabitants of the planet. Movie is based on the Edgar [...]
Twenty-five years ago the Internet as we now know it was in the process of being birthed by the National Science Foundation. Since then it’s been an information explosion. In last decades amateur astronomy also changed dramatically. Facility of using electronic mail, increased access to a huge information, and improvement of communication between people. On internet space [...]
The most interesting astronomy events in 2012 night sky: January 3/4 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower. The beggining of March – rare possibility to observe all 5 main planets during one night. March 3 – Mars at Opposition. March 14 - Venus and Jupiter Conjunction (3º). March 20 – The March equinox occurs at 05:14 UTC. March 31 – [...]
Shapes of asteroids Asteroid near Earth The 400-meter-wide asteroid 2005 YU55 is currently flying near Earth at over 13 km (8 miles) a second. On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at 6:28 p.m. EST (5:28 p.m. CST; 23:28 UTC), it will pass Earth, coming within 325,000 km (202,000 miles), closer than the Moon’s orbit. While 2005YU55 will [...]
Draconids are not known for their bright meteor displays. They are so-named because meteors appear to radiate from the northern constellation Draco. Normally the Draconids are a weak shower (leftover from Comet Giacobini-Zinner comet) producing about 10 meteors per hour. However, this shower has proved strongly variable in the past. In 1933 and 1946, the Draconids [...]