I watched the solar eclipse here in Idaho, and when totality came, it is breath taking, our moon for a little over two minutes moving in front of the sun. As totality approaches, the light from the sun becomes so much less, it casts an eerie yet beautiful light on the landscape. To see this spectacle, sun and moon hanging as if somehow suspended in the sky, a radiant glowing light surrounding the blackened moon, is a memory I will always carry with me.
The last total solar eclipse where it crossed the entire United States was in 1918!
Chandra X-ray and XMM-Newton observatories detected a Jupiter-sized planet passing in front of of its star in a 2.2 day orbit (30x closer than Earth to the Sun). Planet HD 189773b is 63 light years away.
Credit: NASA/CXC/J. DePasquale
This is my recording of the October 8, 2014 lunar eclipse from a Samsung Tab 2.0 tablet. Not the best video, but the best I could do. Some clouds block the view on occasion. Enjoy.
Hybrid Solar Eclipse was very interesting this morning as I have never filmed an eclipse and was not sure how my cameras would do but over all I think this turned out right well.Right down over the horizon this morning and got lucky, Was very bright and hard to focus even with glasses on but did my best and still learning and did learn a thing or two this morning dealing with filming the sun so next time will be much better. it was clear skies all the way. Love this one and hope you do also. I have a black dot that shows you the moon’s position as you go through this video but it is self showing as well but did this so some could follow the moon as well as the sun. Thanks for watching and see you on the next.
On April 14/15, 2014, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA captured this time lapse imagery of the ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse, from the moments before Earth completely blocked the Moon’s view of the Sun until shortly after the ‘umbra’ shadow passed.
Credit: Griffith Observatory/NASA
I missed the first blood moon because of rain but this time I got so lucky and had both on the same night. This was quit an evening and went on all night long from 9 pm until 8 am the next morning all rapped up into this fantastic video all just for you guys.It was a really something to behold as this took place and I can never look at the moon in quit the same way from now on. It was spectacular and I will not forget this one any time soon. Thanks for watching and see you on the next folks and be good to one another as always.
Awarded Creative Art Award 10/12/2014
I made this video while here in Idaho, it was a perfect clear night. The first is a still picture, the videos are not as bright due to the camera and lens. Many geese were very active while the eclipse was going on, perhaps due to the eclipse or something with their migration ☺
Mark your calendar: On Oct. 8th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth for a total lunar eclipse. Sky watchers in the USA will see the Moon turn a beautiful shade of celestial red and maybe turquoise, too.
Pouring down rain on the night of the eclipse and thought I was going to miss all the action. Went into my home to check things out when I got an invite from NASA to film and photo the eclipse from a link hey had sent me. I had even forgot I was a member of the NASA site. Not as good as the back yard but still amazing and very awesome.
Well we did not get the whole show this time but it was still awesome. Just like last year it was cloudy off and on as the night went by before the eclipse. Thank it got real windy and that made it hard to film this one but I was happy the way it turned out. We only got to see a part of this one as the west coast of the US got to see the whole event but it was short lived in it’s entirety as well. Shortest one this century they said . Never the less it was still one heck of a night anticipating the show. I had fun and got to see and film part of history. Cannot wait until the next one in September 2015 and that one should last a lot longer. Thanks for viewing and see you on the next event which will be 2015 storm season kicking off this coming week as I have a chance of storms star
The moon will pass in front of the sun, casting its shadow over much of Southeast Asia on March 8, 2016 EST (March 9 local time). People on the nearly 100-mile-wide path of totality will experience a total solar eclipse, in which all of the sun’s bright face is blocked by the moon, while people outside this path will see varying degrees of a partial eclipse.
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/E. Wright