Chileans and Argentines ready to gaze at total solar eclipse

South America 07/02/19, 10:23

Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the world's best locations to witness Tuesday's total solar eclipse. Millions are expected to gaze at the cosmic spectacle that will begin at 10:24 a.m. local time (1824 GMT) in the ...

Space rock left big crater on moon during full lunar eclipse

Science 04/30/19, 14:21

A space rock left a massive crater on the moon during January's total lunar eclipse.Spanish scientists reported Tuesday the meteoroid hit the moon at 38,000 mph (61,000 kph), carving out a crater nearly 50 miles (15 meters) across. It was the first impact flash ever observed during a lunar eclipse.The ...

Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

Science 01/23/19, 17:04

Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon.Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Huelva said Wednesday it appears a rock from a comet slammed into the moon during the total lunar eclipse late Sunday and early Monday. The strike was seen ...

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

U.S. 01/20/19, 11:02

The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021.It will also be the year's first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and ...

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

America 01/17/19, 15:32

Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter ...

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