Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June 4, 2012 Partial Lunar Eclipse

The next June 4, 2012, will take place a partial lunar eclipse when the Earth will be in the middle by the Sun and the Moon. Because Sun, Earth and Moon will be not in perfect line-up, only a partial umbral shadow of the Earth will cover about a third of the Moon surface, creating a reddish hue shadow.

Partial Lunar eclipse, September 7, 2006. Image published at Deep-Sky Watch, HERE.

The event will start at 8:48 UTC and ends at 13:18 UTC, and although the eclipse happens simultaneously worldwide, observers in eastern Asia will be watching it after sunset on June 4 and at the same time people in the Western Americas will be viewing it before sunrise.

It will be visible in the far western part of North America and far southern South America, where the whole dark umbral eclipse will be visible for the observers starting at the moonset at 12:06 UTC. The eastern side of America will completly miss the phenomenon.

The event will be better visible over Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Hawaii when
the Moon will be one-third covered by the Earth's umbral shadow al maximum eclipse (11:03 UTC) and the observers will see the entire event from start to finish.

Eastern Asia observers in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand will see the eclipse at Moonrise
until the end at 13:18 UTC.

Partial Lunar Eclipse - Dec 21, 2010 - Image taken by James Kevin Ty in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Published at Astrophoto Gallery. The next partial lunar eclipse on June 4, will be very similar.

How do calculate my local time from Universal Time?
Get the Time Zone Interactive Map by TimeAndDate.

Twelve Lunar eclipse images - Published at Astronomy Picture of the Day, HERE.

Follow the partial lunar eclipse On Live at Slooh Space Camera .

  Related Articles:
- June 2012 lunar eclipse - Published at Wikipedia.
- Partial lunar eclipse on June 4, 2012 - Published at
- The Moon is also Partial to an Eclipse! - By Jenny Winder, published at Universe Today.
- When is the next lunar eclipse? - Published at EarthSky.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Shoot The Moon

One More Amazing Video About The Last Anular Solar Eclipse

I don't get enough! I love the Moon and any astro event, so I got excited one more time when I found this amazing video product by Theodore Judah, an american astro-photographer who set his camera at Sundial Bridge, Redding, California.
He published his amazing work on May 22, 2012, after a perfect post-production, using as sound track the beautiful and appropriate song by Peter Adams, "Shoot The Moon"!

Have fun watching this video.

Theodore Judah YouTube channel, HERE
Theodore Judah (Ted Judah) Facebook page, HERE

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Japan And Russia Reveal Plan To Build Permanent Bases On The Noon

The United States still has to choose between building a moon base and sending astronauts to asteroid
While NASA administrator Charles Bolden was in Florida to watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch, representatives of space agencies from Russia, India, Japan, and Canada were at the Global Space Exploration Conference to talk about their future plans. One of the biggest topics they discussed was the moon: Japan and Russia revealed plans to establish bases on our planet's satellite.

Read the full article by Mariella Moon, published at Tecca, HERE.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Private Moon Project

The universe may not revolve around you, but this beautiful series of photographs shows you what it might be like to have your own personal moon.

Article published at Buzz Feed By TcBlackLabel, HERE.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This Is A Nice Rendering - Wallpaper

Yesterday many people post this photo in social networks stating it is a photo of the last solar eclipse (May 20th/21th, 2012) from space... but it is not.
Today again many people still sharing the photo believing what is not and many threads still discussing if the image is real or not.
Now I finally found the original source.
This image is a fake. It is a very good product, outcome by a 38h rendering made with Terragen 2 in November 2009, published at Deviant Art.
Here you go:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Annular Eclipse Stunning Photo! - Wallpaper

Published on February 24, 2012 at HDW - High Definition Wallpapers - HERE

Annular Solar Eclipse Images - May 20, 2012

A montage of the May 20, 2012 annular eclipse as seen near Ikebukuro in Tokyo, Japan between 7:08 to 7:38 a.m. local time. Credit: Kim Nilsson - Published at Flickr  - HERE

Related article:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Asteroid 2012 KA To Buzz Earth On May 17

On the heels of a bus-sized asteroid that passed harmlessly between Earth and the orbit of the Moon on May 13, another asteroid between 4.5 and 10 meters (14-33 feet) wide will buzz by at about the same distance on May 17, 2012. Asteroid 2012 KA was discovered just today (May 16), and is projected to make its closest approach about 0.0015 AU, or 224,397 kilometers (134,933 miles, .6 lunar distances) from Earth’s surface at 19:43 UTC on Thursday. The asteroid was discovered by the Mt. Lemmon Observatory, and at the time of this writing, is the only observatory that has made any observations.
Read the full article by Nancy Atkinson, published at Universe Today .

Link to NASA about 2012 KA: JPL Small-Body Database Browser

NEOs May-July 2012 & 2012 KA

Moon Throw, Pillow And Cushion

How about take a nap on the impact crater-scarred surface of the Moon?

What a wonderful gift for a Moon Lover!
The moonscape throw was featured in the April edition of Architectural Digest Russia and now is available at DQtrs.

 There's also a Moon-pillow and a Moon floor cushion.

I really think I'm going to have one of this!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Supermoon Images From Around The World

Thanks to one more nice article by Nancy Atkinson we can take a look at some amazing images of the last Supermoon.

San Souci lighthouse, Dominican Republic. Credit: Goku Abreu.

 Aguilas, Murcia Spain. Credit: Tapani Isomäki

 Credit: Omer Sidat.

Brick Landing, North Carolina USA. Credit: Tavi Greiner.

Marin Headlands, San Francisco, California. Credit: Ted Judah

Berkeley, California. Credit: Ira Serkes.

Read the full article by Nancy Atkinson for more amazing shots at Universe Today, HERE.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Supermoon Is Also Called "Pink Moon"

What about the Pink Moon?

According with the article:  The Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon by Laura, published at Love L.A.M.B., the Supermoon is also called Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon and Fish Moon.

Here the Pink Moon song by Nick Drake:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Supermoon in Tauranga, New Zealand, May 5, 2012

A moon 30% brighter than usual due to proximity to earth rising above our city from the East creating an orange radial flare in the clouds.
Marama is the local Maori name for moon. Shot by Jonathan Stewart on Panasonic Lumix FZ35 in 720p hd.

Published at YouTube, on May 6, 2012 by

Supermoon in Mansfield, Georgia, USA, May 5, 2012

A time lapse of the "Super Moon" rising over Jon Wood astronomy field at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Management Area near Mansfield, GA.

Published at YouTube on May 6, 2012 by

Supermoon in Pune, Maharashtra, India on May 6, 2012

Moonrise and Moonset of Supermoon on May 6, 2012

Published at YouTube on May 6, 2012 by

Supermoon in Ontario, Canada, May 5, 2012

Published at YouTube on May 6, 2012 by

Supermoon in Voronezh, Russia, May 5, 2012

The most gorgeous video I have found...

Author: Ilya Dolls
Photos of the the Moon here:
Фотограф [Куколев Илья] Воронеж

Published at YouTube on May 6, 2012 by

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Full Moon In Scorpio, May 5, 2012. The Moon Reach Its Perigee Right Now!

Full Moon in Scorpio - RealAstrologers

Wesak Moon
Wesak Moon - Sathya Sai Baba
Wesak Buddhist Festival - Earth Heal Blog
Shakti Wesak Moon - Phoenix's Blog For the Seekers

Beltane Celebration
Beltane Celebration - The Baltimore Sun - The Dark Room
Altair for Beltane
Altair for Beltane - Deviant Art -  By reandeanna
Beltane Celebration
Beltane Celebration - National Geographic

The Super Moon of May 5, 2012

Why Does The Moon Look So Huge On The Horizon?

I love illusions, and I love astronomy. So what could be better than combining the two?
If you’ve ever seen the Moon rising over the horizon, looking so fat and looming that you felt like you could fall right into it, then you’ve been a victim of the famous Moon Illusion. And it is an illusion, a pervasive and persuasive one.
So, how does this thing work? Ah, step right up.
Read the full article

Article by at Discover Magazine

Dropping a dime on the Moon

So, tonight is the so-called Supermoon, when the Moon happens to be full at the same time it’s at perigee, the point in its orbit closest to the Earth. This makes it somewhat larger and brighter than normal, and that’s getting a lot of attention in the press. I pointed out a few days ago that in reality, you almost certainly won’t notice the difference between this full Moon and any other, mostly because the difference is small, and our eyes and brain are terrible at judging things like that without something to directly compare it to.
I was thinking about this last night as I watched the almost-full Moon rise in the east (which, I’ll add, ironically looked huge due to the Moon Illusion!), and thought of something that might help illustrate this last point.

Read the full article at Discover Magazine.

How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)

The time an Apollo 16 astronaut swore about farting on the moon

We already know that farting astronauts are serious business, but the fact is that even the best-trained moonwalker can't stop themselves from passing gas. Apollo 16 astronaut John Young didn't just fart prolifically while on the moon, he colorfully described his flatulence during a mission debriefing

I'm not sure whether that's an audio recording of the exchange between Young and NASA Mission Control or whether it's a reenactment based on the mission transcript, but Young did indeed toss off a "fuck" or two when describing his OJ-based indigestion to his crewmate Charlie Duke. (And after all the trouble NASA went through to keep astronauts from swearing over their microphones.)

Read the full article here. By Lauren Davis published at io9 .

Full Moon Wallpaper #2

Thanks to HD Wallpapernet

Moon Craters 3-D!

Nice 3D watching of Moon Craters, thanks to this images in an Nancy Atkinson's article published at Universe Today!
Moon crater in 3D

I hope you have a big screen!

Article by Nancy Atkinson
Published on Universe Today

Friday, May 4, 2012

Full Moon Wallpaper #1

Full Moon Wallpaper n.1
Thanks to YouWall

The bigger and shining Moon will be celebrated at the Full Moon Party tomorrow!
Join the most crazy beach party at Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Some Full Moon Packages and accommodations available.

Happy Wesak Moon!

On Earthquakes, Eruptions and the Moon (Eruptions Revisited)

{This article was originally posted on March 11, 2011. I’ve reposted it today because of another so-called “Supermoon” on May 6, 2012}
I’ve had a number of questions lately about a couple of events coming up this month astronomically and how they might effect geologic events – namely earthquakes and volcanoes – on Earth. I can tell you right now, without much doubt, that the answer, even before I tell you the question, is very, very little.
Now, the questions: (1) How will the close passage of Comet Elenin and Earth cause geologic catastrophes on March 15 and (2) How will the so-called “Supermoon“, a full moon when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit, cause geologic catastrophes?

Article published at Wired

Beltane and the Scorpio Full Moon May 6, 2012

Moon Arose
This year's Scorpio Full Moon arrives during Beltane (May 1-5), the Celtic earth festival that celebrates the beginning of Summer.   The Wheel of the Year describes the process of life, death and rebirth here on Earth.
This Scorpio Full Moon is also called the Wesak Moon, the most auspicious day in Buddhism, for it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

Published at OpEdNews