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August 21st 2017- The Eclipse!

Image of the sun and surrounding stars and constellations using the Star Viewer App

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Picture of the week – a rare photo of the solar eclipse August 21, 2017

My first eclipse pic!

Prepare For A Blood Moon

For this Throwback Thursday, I’d like to open with a classic movie scene:

Well, don’t worry, the world won’t end, but I can promise you an epic, blood red moon! There will be a super moon, a blood, moon, and a lunar eclipse all on the same day on September 27th, and I can’t wait to see it!

Read more about it here at Space.com http://www.space.com/30546-supermoon-blood-moon-total-lunar-eclipse.html 

If you want to read more about  and red moons, click on some of my previous posts below.

  1. The Tale of the Blood Red Moon
  2. Super Moon Madness

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Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos 03: Proverbs – http://wp.me/p19G0g-yd

Watch “Pluto-Charon Fly-by: High-Res Imagery Revealed | NASA Press Conference Video” on YouTube

NASA History Office on Twitter: “#Today in 1687, Newton’s “Principia” was published, stating his laws of motion & gravity http://t.co/bXFrork3e6 http://t.co/u7lb3m3zQZ”

Check out a great moment in astronomical history: https://mobile.twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/617747276635635714

Cool and Creepy Museum Site

I’m working on how to cast your own horoscope, so I found this incredible online exhibit post from the Mutter Museum in Philly. They specialize in all kinds of weird medical stories and abnormal skeletons and things like that. Fortunately, they also specialize in Astrology! Check out this post: http://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/exhibits/show/astrology 

Historic Comet Landing!

Hi Everyone!

As I’m sure you probably know, this is the very day that NASA’s Rosetta spacecraft has landed on a comet to peer into an object that has fascinated and terrified humanity for thousands of years! If you click on the link below, you can see the official NASA page of the mission, with pictures, a timeline, and video coverage of the mission.

http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/ 

In honor of this momentous occasion, I’ve created a short presentation for you about comets. Feel free to use it in class, but please give me credit!

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I’ll be writing more later in the week about the significance of this mission, but for now, enjoy this presentation, and enjoy watching this incredible mission online!

Happy Comet-Gazing!

New Scary Posts for Halloween!

Here are my best posts on Halloween:

 

  1. History of Halloween, NEW https://memiorsofanastronut.wordpress.com/astronomy-myths-and-legends/
  2. My exploration of the myths of Werewolves! https://memiorsofanastronut.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/new-page-astronomy-myths-and-legends-new-wolf-moon-hooowl/ 
  3. Harvest Moons: https://memiorsofanastronut.wordpress.com/2013/09/