Found: a burning bush.
We’re approaching the second of four total lunar eclipses that come at half-year intervals in 2014 and 2015: a lunar-eclipse tetrad. All four can be seen from at least parts of North America.
The one before dawn on Wed., Oct. 8, will be visible from nearly all of the Americas. Moreover, the Moon, two days after perigee, will be 5% larger in diameter than it was during the first eclipse of the tetrad on April 14-15 earlier this year.
In the central or western U.S. and Canada, you’ll see the total eclipse high in a dark sky well before sunrise. Easterners will find dawn brightening and the Moon sinking low in the west when the eclipse is in-progress — offering interesting photo opportunities. Viewers in Australia and eastern Asia can view the event on the evening of Oct. 8 local date.
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Thank you, astronaut.
"The sky over Maine exploded in a rainbow of colors."
'I took the picture from Casco, Maine, facing north towards the Presidential Range in New Hampshire,’ says photographer John Stetson. Red, purple, green, blue — all the colors were there!’”
Strong (G3) geomagnetic storm tonight, NOAA.
Bonus: Waxing Gibbous Moon, 73% illuminated, Mammatus at sunset.
Another “Supermoon” is close.
Celestial Lineup! Waxing Crescent Moon, 41% illuminated, lined up with star Spica, Saturn, Mars in western sky.