August 27th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Richard

The Venus Transit Pre-show: A Partial Lunar Eclipse

With all of the excitement surrounding the Venus transit on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, June 5th, I fear another interesting event in the sky is being overshadowed (pun definitely intended): a partial lunar eclipse the day before. Certainly, the Venus…

Richard

Lunar Eclipse this weekend, but not for Utah

There is a total lunar eclipse coming up on Saturday, December 10th, 2011. This eclipse is best for viewers in Australia and east Asia. The eclipse will not be visible at all for viewers in west Africa and South America.

Robert Bigelow

December’s Lunar Eclipse and Mystery Meteor Shower

On the morning of December 10, the Moon will move through Earth’s shadow producing a total lunar eclipse. For observers in Utah, the Moon will set about the time of greatest eclipse. Sharp-eyed observers should detect the Moon entering into…

Robert Bigelow

December’s Blue Moon?

There are two full moons in December. By modern convention, the second full moon in a calendar month is called a blue moon. So, New Year’s Eve party goers can celebrate a blue moon followed by a New Year. However,…