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Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday. Let’s break it down. Passover begins on the 14th day … Continue reading

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Look! Up in the sky!

From Spaceweather: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: Scientists and sky watchers are converging on the northeast coast of Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef, for a total eclipse of the sun on Nov. 13/14. For researchers, the brief minutes of … Continue reading

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Too Cool: Moon eclipses Jupiter

At Astronomy Pic Of The Day there is a great shot of the Moon about to eclipse Jupiter and his moons. Explanation: Skygazers around planet Earth enjoyed the close encounter of planets and Moon in July 15’s predawn skies. And … Continue reading

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TRANSIT OF VENUS TODAY – rarest of all eclipses – 5 June 22:10 UTC – 6 June 4:50 UTC – the last in our lifetimes

LIVE: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ NOTE THE TIMES, below, in UNIVERSAL TIME. Explanation: Today Venus moves in front of the Sun. One way to follow this rare event is to actively reload the above live image of the Sun during the right time interval and look for an … Continue reading

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Mooooooon!

The other day the Full Moon was at perigee (the closest point during its eliptical orbit). At Astronomy Pic of the Day has a great comparison of “Supermoon” and the Sun, taken with the same equipment.  You can see that “Supermoon” … Continue reading

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Things Solar

There was a partial eclipse of the Sun today, Spaceweather reports, but you had to be in space to see it.  More precisely, you had to be the Solar Dynamics Observatory in geosynchronous orbit 36,000 km above the surface of … Continue reading

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Is today the anniversary of the Crucifixion?

From rogueclassicism: ante diem vii idus apriles ludi Megalesia (day 4) 30 A.D. — crucifixion of Jesus (one reckoning according to the astronomical estimates) 303 A.D. — martyrdom of Calliopus at Pompeiopolis 310 A.D. — martyrdom of Peleusius at Alexandria … Continue reading

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Just TOOOO COOOOL!

There was a partial solar eclipse of the sun yesterday. Spaceweather has a photo of the Space Station eclipsing the eclipsed sun! Click for large. How often do you see a rising crescent sun?

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Fecit lunam per tempora sol cognovit occubitum suum

Perpend and be amazed. With the help of APOD. And read here. Sometime after sunset tonight, [The eclipse begins on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st, at 1:33 am EST (Monday, Dec. 20th, at 10:33 pm PST)] the Moon will go dark. … Continue reading

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The dark of the moon

Did you see the Partial Lunar Eclipse? I saw on Spaceweather that a photographer in Australia, Geoff Sims, did, and shot some photos.  He put them together to show the outline of Earth’s shadow!

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