Monthly Archives: September 2015

2015-09-27 Super Harvest Blood Moon Total Eclipse

20150927155As many of you are aware, last nights total lunar eclipse was a spectacular and extremely rare celestial event.  What made last night’s eclipse particularly unique is that it was the combination of a total eclipse (when the moon is completely eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow as it passes between the sun and the moon), a supermoon (the point in it’s orbit when the moon is closest to the Earth resulting in it’s largest apparent size), and a harvest moon (the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox).  As news agencies the world over have been reporting, Continue reading »

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2015-09-12 Astrophotography: The Great Galaxy Andromeda

20150905_Andromeda_HDR_DBE_CC_HT_NR_MT_SAT_CB-Edit-2-3The night sky is full of amazing objects that unseen by the naked eye come to life with long camera exposures, but very few produce a sense of scale and significance as powerful as that of the Great Galaxy Andromeda.  Spanning three degrees of our night sky, Andromeda is six times wider than our full moon, making it the largest galaxy in apparent size as seen from Earth.  It is the closest large galaxy to the Milky Way, and perhaps one of it’s most remarkable features is that Continue reading »

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