Technology 5 Heavenly NASA Eclipse Photos

18:25  18 june  2017
18:25  18 june  2017 Source:   International Business Times

How Scientists Predict the Path of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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Photo : NASA /Aubrey Gemignani. A lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015, was perhaps the closest thing to destiny the moon ever experiences — it was like the stars aligned to make it happen.

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  5 Heavenly NASA Eclipse Photos © Provided by IBT US Although the Earth and the moon are in constant motion, it is still not incredibly common for our planet, the moon and the sun to be in perfect alignment. That makes it a special occasion when the moon passes between us and the sun, temporarily blocking out its brilliant light, or when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, throwing our lunar friend into darkness.

But apart from the stunning visual, an eclipse has scientific value: NASA says seeing the Earth’s circular shadow during a lunar eclipse was part of the evidence that led to the modern understanding that our planet was round instead of flat. And scientists can still learn more from eclipses, such as when they view the sun’s outermost layer while the moon blocks its glare from Earth-based instruments, or when they measure how much the moon’s surface temperature drops while Earth temporarily blocks sunlight, as a method of determining the moon’s composition.

August solar eclipse may be most viewed ever

  August solar eclipse may be most viewed ever Scientists are gearing up for a total eclipse of the sun Aug. 21, the first visible from coast to coast in the United States in nearly a centuryMore than 200 million people live within a one-day drive of the 70-mile-wide path of totality, officials said Wednesday, which will carry the moon's shadow across hundreds of towns and cities and 20 national parks where record crowds are expected. Researchers said it may be the most watched, best observed solar eclipse in history.

Table 4.1: Field of View and Size of Sun’s Image for Various Photographic Focal Lengths. Notes: 1 Exposures for partial phases are also good for annular eclipses . 2 Baily's Beads are extremely bright and change rapidly.

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Despite the scientific usefulness of a solar or lunar eclipse, it still is a sight to behold. Here are a few of the most amazing ones NASA has captured over the years.

Most super eclipse

An eclipsed supermoon hangs over the Washington Monument in Washington.© Photo: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani An eclipsed supermoon hangs over the Washington Monument in Washington. A lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, 2015, was perhaps the closest thing to destiny the moon ever experiences — it was like the stars aligned to make it happen. The moon was at its closest point to Earth, the part of its orbit called perigee that makes the full moon appear much larger and gives it the name “supermoon.” At the same time, it passed directly behind our planet, causing a total lunar eclipse with a reddish hue to it. Astronomy buffs around the world were out taking photos that night, including the one who snapped this NASA photo of the moon — known during this event as the super blood moon because of its size and color. Such a concurrence of events has only happened a handful of times since the early 1900s and won’t happen again until 2033.

A solar eclipse rallied Americans around science. Could it again?

  A solar eclipse rallied Americans around science. Could it again? <p>Science journalist David Baron tells the story of the 1878 total eclipse of the sun, visible over the American Wild West. It drew astronomers, scientists and a famous young inventor to witness the event.</p>"Thomas Edison, age 31, right after he invented the phonograph and immediately before he invented the incandescent lamp, went to Wyoming to see a total eclipse," says Baron.

You can check out a high resolution version of the photo on NASA 's APOD website and hop over to Reddit's astrophotography and iPhone boards for the follow-up comments. In this article: iPhone 5 s, photography , solar eclipse .

eclipse .gsfc. nasa .gov/JSEX/JSEX-index.html. This is the 33rd eclipse of Saros 128 (Espenak and Meeus, 2006). The family began with a series of 24 partial eclipses starting on 0984 Aug 29.

To make this super blood moon even more special, it was also a harvest moon, which is the term given to the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox in late September.

In case this monumental shot is not enough for you, NASA has a small collection of staff photos from that night on Flickr.

A solar eclipse rallied Americans around science. Could it again?

  A solar eclipse rallied Americans around science. Could it again? <p>Science journalist David Baron tells the story of the 1878 total eclipse of the sun, visible over the American Wild West. It drew astronomers, scientists and a famous young inventor to witness the event.</p>"Thomas Edison, age 31, right after he invented the phonograph and immediately before he invented the incandescent lamp, went to Wyoming to see a total eclipse," says Baron.

This page is based on information published in NASA 's Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses (Espenak & Meeus, 2006). It contains a list all solar eclipses in a single Saros series.

Space Station Moon Movie (fwd). From: F.Podmore To: Solar Eclipses Mailing List Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 10:43:11. Perhaps list members would like to see this NASA image and movie - just like a lunar eclipse Dale, I think you have discovered Klipsi's secret plot to frame himself in an eclipse photo .

The space between

The Earth eclipses the sun from the Apollo 12 spacecraft in November 1969.© Photo: NASA/JSC The Earth eclipses the sun from the Apollo 12 spacecraft in November 1969.

In November 1969, just months after the first humans landed on the moon, another space mission traveled there and was on its way back home when the Earth passed in front of the sun. It created an interesting sight: a space eclipse only they could see. The Apollo 12 astronauts — Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean — captured it with a 16mm motion picture camera, NASA said.

Game of shadows

The moon casts a shadow on the Earth as seen from the International Space Station.© Photo: NASA/MSFC The moon casts a shadow on the Earth as seen from the International Space Station. The special solar eclipse the crew of Apollo 12 got was just the first of the eclipse shows astronauts would catch. In December 2002, the ones floating in the International Space Station in orbit around the Earth spotted a shadow on top of some cloud cover — a shadow cast by the moon. NASA said the ISS was sweeping over the Indian Ocean at the time the photo was taken, with three crewmembers from Expedition 6 aboard. For anyone standing with that shadow, it would look as though the sun were being blocked by the moon.

NASA reschedules plan to create artificial clouds on East Coast, will do it tonight

  NASA reschedules plan to create artificial clouds on East Coast, will do it tonight NASA was forced to postpone the experiment, thanks to Mother Nature.“The launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket scheduled for June 12 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility has been postponed due to clouds impacting the ability to test a new ampoule ejection system designed to support studies of the ionosphere and aurora,” NASA said in a statement. The new launch window will be June 13, between 9:04 and 9:19 PM EST.

This is part of NASA 's official eclipse home page. It contains links to a catalog of 5 ,000 years of solar eclipses . It is then possible for the Moon's penumbral, umbral or antumbral shadows to sweep across Earth's surface thereby producing an eclipse .

It's going to be the most observed, most filmed and photographed , most studied and documented, and, probably, the most appreciated of all eclipses in human history, according to a lead scientist for the Living With a Star program at NASA Headquarters in by HEAVENLY SIGN 2017 5 months ago.

Ring around the solar

Saturn blocks the sun from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft as it explores the outer solar system.© Photo: NASA/Cassini Saturn blocks the sun from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft as it explores the outer solar system.

The Earth and the moon are not the only bodies that can block sunlight. A few years ago, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sent back a photo from the outer solar system of Saturn passing between it and the sun, blocking out the light source and giving the planet’s rings a gorgeous glow. Several of Saturn’s moons and even the Earth are visible in this image although they are quite small and require a trained eye. NASA reported this 2013 eclipse was only the third time a photo of our planet was taken from the outer solar system, and the second time one was taken by Cassini. This one was snapped quite far from Saturn — from end to end, the image represents more than 400,000 miles of outer space.

Discover the moon

A lunar eclipse hangs over the space shuttle Discovery while it sits on a launch pad.© Photo: NASA/Kim Shiflett A lunar eclipse hangs over the space shuttle Discovery while it sits on a launch pad.

The space shuttle Discovery was on a launch pad in Florida in December 2010 when the Earth passed between the moon and the sun and started to obscure the former in shadow. It was the beginning of a total solar eclipse, one that coincided with the winter solstice and was visible from the Americas and northwestern Europe. National Geographic reported it was the first time since 1638 that an eclipse had occurred during the winter solstice. The eclipse was also the second of the year after a partial eclipse of the moon in June 2010.

NASA Rocket Will Try Again to Spark Glowing Clouds Over US East Coast Tonight .
A small NASA rocket is once again poised to launch tonight (June 13) on a mission to spawn artificial glowing clouds over the U.S. East Coast after a series of frustrating delays due to cloudy weather and stray boats. The booster, a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket, is scheduled to launch between 9:04 p.m. EDT and 9:19 p.m. EDT (0104 to 0119 GMT Wednesday) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. The launch, however, is extremely dependent on weather conditions.You can watch the launch live here, courtesy of NASA TV, beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT).

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