Another Eclipse in OctoberApril 16th, 2014 at 4:08 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
For those of you who missed it (which is most of you – it was cloudy over much of Lower Michigan, and it was from 3-4 am) here’s the lunar eclipse (from NBC). Here’s a pic. from www.spaceweather.com. The moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, turning a faint reddish color. The moon doesn’t totally disappear as some light (the red light has the longest wavelength) does manage to reach the moon during the eclipse). We have another lunar eclipse coming on Oct. 8. We also have two nice eclipses coming next near on 4/4 and 9/28. In the meantime, where is still the very nearly full “Pink Moon” of April to see. Here’s this week’s Sky at a Glance. Saturn will be close to the moon tonight (Weds. night). They will rise and set together. Mars is relatively bright right now and as near to the Earth as it gets over a six-year period. Look for Mars in the SE sky during the evening. It’s due south shortly after midnight. Venus shines brightly in the early morning. Jupiter is high in the SW sky during the early evening and sets to the west around 2 am. Here’s when you can see the Intl. Space Station.