TONIGHT......Supermoon is a spectacular sight! The upcoming supermoon - on Monday, Nov. 14 - will be especially "super" because it's the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won't see another supermoon like this until 2034. The moon's orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it's farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. At perigree - the point at which the moon is closest to Earth.
Magnetic Fields of Venus, Earth and Mars. I love this piece because it reminds me of just how special,fragile and protected Mother Earth is when it comes to having and feeling the full on powerful force of the SUN.
"Dark markings of the sky”.. A new image from the APEX (Atacama Pathfinder Experiment) telescope in Chile shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long. In it, newborn stars are hidden, and dense clouds of gas are on the verge of collapsing to form yet more stars. It is one of the regions of star formation closest to us. The cosmic dust grains are so cold that observations at wavelengths of around one millimetre, such as these made with the LABOCA camera on APEX
Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun Mercury completes three rotations about its axis and up until 1965 it was thought that the same side of Mercury constantly faced the Sun. Thirteen times a century Mercury can be observed from Earth passing across the face of the Sun in an event called a transit, the next will occur on the 9th May 2016. This dataset was created using data from the ...
Check out our 10 Facts About Mercury #Infographic! http://astronomyisawesome.com/infographics/10-facts-about-mercury/ With #Mercury being the closest planet to the Sun, it’s very difficult to send spacecraft there to visit it, gather information and relay that back to us here on Earth. Nonetheless, we compiled all we know into this awesome infographic!