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Daily Astronomy Blurb: Eclipse on the Water

clipses tend to come in pairs. Twice a year, during an eclipse season that lasts about 34 days, Sun, Moon, and Earth can nearly align. Then the full and new phases of the Moon separated by just over 14 days create a lunar and a solar eclipse. Often partial eclipses are part of any eclipse season. But sometimes the alignment at both new moon and full moon phases during a single eclipse season is close enough to produce a pair of both total (or a total and an annular) lunar and solar eclipses. For this eclipse season, the New Moon following the Full Moon's total lunar eclipse on May 26 did produce an annular solar eclipse along its northerly shadow track. That eclipse is seen here in a partially eclipsed sunrise on June 10, photographed from a fishing pier in Stratford, Connecticut in the northeastern US. Notable images submitted to APOD: June 10 solar eclipse
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📸 Behold, Ganymede! #JunoMission conducted historic flybys of Jupiter’s largest moon and captured these stunning images of the icy orb. The detailed photos show craters, the terrain and long structural features possibly linked to tectonic faults. go.nasa.gov/3fZMeM6 ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Trudy Almon
The Sunday Night Astronomy Show is live now on YouTube and Facebook! Please remember to Thumbs Up/Subscribe or Like/Follow/Share!www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSpqA1fBqk8The Sunday Night Astronomy Show - The Eclipse is Coming! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Trudy Almon
The Sunday Night Astronomy Show is live now on YouTube and Facebook! Please remember to Thumbs Up/Subscribe or Like/Follow/Share!!www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh7ZnPTI_eAwww.facebook.com/astrobythebay/videos/852963732318997On tonight's episode: Taking a look at some of the top resources on the Web... which websites contain some of the best info to help you in your stargazing experience. Also, sometimes purchasing equipment can be a disappointment if you don't get to see what you expected. To help you make a decision before you purchase, Paul is going to offer a talk on what you might expect to see using different types of gear. Mike will be back with "Bino Bud", and a look at the Dumbell Nebula... plus another interesting "Rosanna's Fun Fact" episode, a look at the best celestial events for the rest of 2021 and we'll have all of your wonderful photo submissions to share. ... See MoreSee Less