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Total Lunar Eclipse and Solar 'Ring of Fire' Top April's Stargazing Events

Stargazers have a lot to look forward to this month.<p>The best celestial events in April include eclipses of the sun and moon, a meteor shower and good …

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APOD: A Solar Eclipse from the Moon (2014 Apr 07) Video Credit: NASA, Surveyor 3; Acknowledgement: R. D. Sampson (ECSU) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140407.html Explanation: Has a solar eclipse ever been seen from the Moon? Yes, first in 1967 -- but it may happen again next week. The robotic Surveyor 3 mission took thousands of wide angle television images of the Earth in 1967, a few of which captured the Earth moving in front of the Sun. Several of these images have been retrieved from the NASA archives and compiled into the above time-lapse video. Although the images are grainy, the Earth's atmosphere clearly refracted sunlight around it and showed a beading effect when some paths were blocked by clouds. Two years later, in 1969, the Apollo 12 crew saw firsthand a different eclipse of the Sun by the Earth on the way back from the Moon. In 2009, Japan's robotic Kaguya spacecraft took higher resolution images of a similar eclipse while orbiting the Moon. Next week, however, China's Chang'e 3 mission, including its Yutu rover, might witness a new total eclipse of the Sun by the Earth from surface of the Moon. Simultaneously, from lunar orbit, NASA's LADEE mission might also capture the unusual April 15 event. Another angle of this same event will surely be visible to people on Earth -- a total lunar eclipse. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1967-035A http://www.easternct.edu/physicalscience/faculty_website/sampson.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140407 #APOD

Second-brightest star Canopus

Canopus is the 2nd-brightest star in the sky, and it’s easy to spot on February evenings, if …<p>The second-brightest star in all the heavens, as seen …

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Today in science: Great Meteor Procession

The February 9, 1913 meteors crossed the sky in formation, on nearly identical paths. Their pace across the sky was described as “stately” and …

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Starwatch: Supernova in Ursa Major

With Orion and the winter constellations at their best, it may be hard to drag our gaze away from the S sky on February evenings. Jupiter, too, is conspicuous in Gemini where it lies to the left of the Moon on Monday, 10 February. We know all too well, though, it is not always clear in the optimum …

Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, has allowed astronomers to study the chemistry of the first stars.<p>Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller of the ANU’s …