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A NASA satellite revealed what a lunar eclipse looks like from Mercury

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century happened last week, on July 27. Although the event looked stunning from many parts of Earth, a 2014 video from NASA’s Messenger satellite reveals what the event would have looked like from Mercury. On the night of July 27 and the early […]
A NASA satellite revealed what a lunar eclipse looks like from Mercury
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Why the moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse

If the moon is in Earth’s shadow during a lunar eclipse, how can we still see it? And why does it turn red? The answer has to do with our own terrestrial sunrises and sunsets. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: A blood moon lunar eclipse wasn’t always […]
Why the moon turns red during a total lunar eclipse
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Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend

Australia will be treated to a Blood Moon and a total lunar eclipse, as the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, this weekend. The Moon will appear to darken and gradually turn red as it moves into Earth’s shadow in the early hours of Saturday. “The red colour comes […]
Australia is getting a Blood Moon this weekend
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How and when to watch Wednesday’s ‘super blue blood moon’

The full moon on Wednesday will be the second in a month, making it a blue moon. It will be at the part of the moon’s orbit that defines a supermoon. And there will be a total lunar eclipse. The total lunar eclipse is the most exciting for astronomers – […]
How and when to watch Wednesday’s ‘super blue blood moon’