Category Archives: Moon

Earth’s natural satellite.

Tonight’s Adventure in Star Gazing with the Public

Tonight is my first night this year as a volunteer of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City in our public outreach efforts to introduce astronomical observing to the public.  Every Saturday night in May and through the end of October, … Continue reading

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Full Moon Merry Christmas

Tomorrow, just after six o’clock in the morning and just as the sun is rising, we’ll experience the first full moon to occur on Christmas Day since 1977.  I wasn’t even in high school yet in 1977 (although my husband … Continue reading

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Timelapse Lunar Eclipse Over Downtown Kansas City by Tom Martinez

Published by Tom Martinez, Historian of the Astronomical Solemnity of Kansas City, on Apr 7, 2015 The total phase was not seen from KC since totality occurred after moonset. Crystal clear skies allowed for a nice view of the last … Continue reading

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Look West After Sunset Tomorrow Evening

I probably won’t get to see this.  Snow is forecast for this afternoon in the KC metro area and continuing cloud cover for the next couple of days.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed and my eyes on the western horizon … Continue reading

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New Moon; Black Moon; Super Moon

Gorgeous photo of the new moon courtesy the U.S. Naval Observatory Learn more about today’s new moon in this Earthsky article: New supermoon – and Black Moon – on February 18, 2015

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Observing the Blood Moon Eclipse

I went to bed slightly early last night, but first I set my alarm for 4:45 a.m. Central. As I noted a couple of days ago, I wanted to get up early to observe a total lunar eclipse.  As usually … Continue reading

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Blood Moon Total Eclipse Early Wednesday Morning (for Central Time Zone)

Central Daylight Time (October 8, 2014): Partial umbral eclipse begins: 4:15 a.m. CDT on October 8 Total eclipse begins: 5:25 a.m. CDT Greatest eclipse: 5:55 a.m. CDT Total eclipse ends: 6:24 a.m. CDT Partial eclipse ends: 7:34 a.m. CDT There … Continue reading

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