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Dark Seas and Bright Highlands

On the basis of lunar rocks brought back by the astronauts, explain why the maria are dark-colored, but the lunar highlands are light-colored? Regions of both the near side and far side of the Moon not covered by mare basalt … Continue reading

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Lunar Yin Yang

Another semester is upon me and my continuing pursuit of a degree.  This fall I’m seeking my science lab course credit so I decided to enroll in something I can easily get excited about:  Astronomy The following post begins a … Continue reading

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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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Article: Google Just Added Maps For Mars And The Moon, And The Level Of Detail Is Stunning

Google Just Added Maps For Mars And The Moon, And The Level Of Detail Is Stunning http://www.businessinsider.com/google-just-added-maps-for-mars-and-the-moon-and-the-level-of-detail-is-stunning-2014-8 I wonder how long before Mercury will be added to the list?  Or perhaps the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Posted from WordPress … Continue reading

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Moon Passes Near Both Mars and Saturn this Week

Yesterday, I saw a post via Sky & Telescope’s Facebook feed that reminded me to get out my telescope. This week, starting tomorrow, you don’t need a telescope to see something amazing. Saturday after sunset, look to the south to … Continue reading

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ASOD: Phases of the Moon

Beautiful sketch work in this Astronomy Sketch of the Day posting from this past Sunday: Moon; full moon facing, two views of dark side. Sketch was made in my studio. 2009; published on album cover for jazz band Four, 2009 … Continue reading

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