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Found: a burning bush.

Found: a burning bush.

MAP: How to wake up to a Total Lunar Eclipse Oct. 8.
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.


Source: Sky & Telescope

Our annual gold rush.

Our annual gold rush.

This is how to do a sunset.

This is how to do a sunset.

#Hurricane #Edouard update. #BlueDot http://twitter.com/Astro_Alex/status/512165923068084224/photo/1

Source:
@Astro_Alex

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.

"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.

Full “Harvest” Moon. Last Supermoon of 2014. Grow fur and howl.

Full “Harvest” Moon. Last Supermoon of 2014. Grow fur and howl.

I love a good moon. This is a beauty. First Quarter, 58% visible.

I love a good moon. This is a beauty. First Quarter, 58% visible.

Sunset. Yes, please come in.

Sunset. Yes, please come in.

Supermoon outshines my street lamp.

Supermoon outshines my street lamp.

Noe Valley, San Francisco. #Supermoon

Noe Valley, San Francisco. #Supermoon

Sunrise, Colorado. A wall of orange.

Sunrise, Colorado. A wall of orange.

Big twilight. 

Bonus: Waxing Gibbous Moon, 73% illuminated, Mammatus at sunset.

Another “Supermoon” is close.

Big twilight.

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.

Celestial Lineup! Waxing Crescent Moon, 41% illuminated, lined up with star Spica, Saturn, Mars in western sky.

Last sunrise of July.

Last sunrise of July.