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‘Super Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse visible Sunday Night, September 27th

‘Super Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse will be visible Sunday Night, September 27th ‘Super Blood Moon’. The name alone sounds ominous. It could easily be the title of a cheesy sci-fi B movie or a song by an 80’s post-punk band. In actuality, a Super Blood Moon eclipse is a rare astronomical phenomenon that will produce a moon that can appear bigger than usual and have a reddish color, hence the “Blood Moon” nickname. A super moon occurs when the moon is in its orbit that is closest to Earth, making it appear only about 7% larger. As our Editor pointed out earlier this month, in truth, that...

An artist's depiction of two supermassive black holes converging. (P. Marenfeld/NOAO/AURA/NSF) 1

Colliding Black Holes Spell Doom for Far-Off Galaxy

Colliding Black Holes Spell Doom for Far-Off Galaxy Here in the Milky Way Galaxy, we spend a great deal of time and energy debating which apocalyptic event will supposedly ‘do us in for good’; however, there are other galaxies with their own doomsday brewing. For example: 3.5 billion light-years away, two supermassive black holes are orbiting so closely to each other it could spell doom for their entire home galaxy, which is located within the Virgo constellation. A Rhythmic Flicker Matthew Graham, a computational astronomer at Caltech, has been tracking “a rhythmic flickering from the galaxy’s nucleus, a quasar known as PG 1302-102,”  The...

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September’s ‘Blood Moon’: What You Need To Know

Save the Date! September 27th at around 7 PM Central Time will mark the appearance of this year’s 4th in the last of a tetrad of four consecutive lunar eclipses spanning 2014-2015. The ‘blood moon’ eclipse should be visible in western Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America for approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. Unlike the last eclipse of April 4th (third tetrad) with totality lasting only around 5 minutes, totality with this eclipse will be visible for an estimated whopping 1 hour and 12 minutes in several parts of the world. Supermoon: Myths and Lunacy By now, we’re sure you’ve seen lots...