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Love, Memes, and Eclipse: total eclipse of the cat Once upon a time I was falling in love... and now I am only falling apart...🎶 Follow @9gagcute - lunareclipse eclipse

Once upon a time I was falling in love... and now I am only falling apart...🎶 Follow @9gagcute - lunareclipse eclipse

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America, Beautiful, and Blood Moon: SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON JANUARY 31st!!! . Have you heard?!? If you live on the western coast of North America, Asia (including the Middle East and eastern Russia), Australia, or New Zealand, you might be in for a lunar treat Jan 31st! But before we tell you how early you might have to wake up to see this, @science.sam explains what a Super Blue Blood Moon is below: . A SuperBlueBloodMoon is the combination of 3 different lunar events that RARELY coincide. . A SUPER moon is when a full moon occurs when the moon is at the closest point in its elliptical orbit to the Earth, called the perigee. Though it’s hard to distinguish with the naked eye, the moon appears about 14% brighter than usual. . A BLUE moon refers to the 2nd full moon in a month, and doesn’t really have anything to do with colour. While the phrase, “once in a blue moon” is used to describe something that’s rare, blue moons actually occur about once every 2.7 years (there will be another blue moon in March, but it won’t be fully eclipsed)! . A BLOOD moon happens when the moon is in full eclipse - meaning that the Earth is blocking direct light from the sun from getting to the moon. Because of the lack of direct sunshine on the moon, the only light hitting it is refracted through the earth’s shadow, giving it the reddish look we also see at sunset. Due to the tilt of the moon’s orbit, not every full moon results in a total eclipse, though there are 2-5 lunar eclipses a year (though not always where you can see em). . The exciting thing about the SuperBlueBloodMoon is that all 3 of these things are happening at once! South America, Asia, and Australia got treated to this back in 1982, and the last time North America experienced this phenomenon was 1866. . The eclipse (peak awesomeness) will happen at 1:30pm UTC, meaning those in Asia + Oceania will be able to see it in the evening of Jan 31st, and those in western North America before dawn. . Regardless of rarity, it’ll be a gorgeous opportunity to gaze up, and even more beautiful if viewed through binoculars (a lunar eclipse is less dangerous to your eyes than a solar eclipse). . Tag a buddy you want to watch this with! . (image credit: @NASA)

SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON JANUARY 31st!!! . Have you heard?!? If you live on the western coast of North America, Asia (including the Middle East...

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America, Memes, and American: If you live in the United States, clear your calendar for 21 August 2017. ☀️ On that day, millions of people across the country will witness the Sun disappear behind the Moon for two minutes in the middle of the day. Daylight will turn to twilight, the temperature will suddenly drop, and an awe-inspiring visual experience will captivate the continent. For the first time in hundreds of years, the middle of North America will host a total solar eclipse all its own. Rare in its own right, what makes this particular total eclipse unique is that it will only be viewable from the continental United States. The last time this happened was on 29 July 463 CE, making this the first total solar eclipse that is exclusive to the U.S. in the nation’s history. The ‘Great American Eclipse’ will be a remarkable event, and is likely to be one of the most witnessed astronomical events for a generation. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby partially or totally obscuring the view of the Sun from Earth. A *total* solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun's, thus blocking all direct sunlight and plunging day into darkness. The so-called “path of totality” – the 70-mile-wide (113 km) shadow region from which the total eclipse is visible – will move across the United States from west to east, starting in Oregon (eclipse time: ~10:20 AM) and ending in South Carolina (eclipse time: ~2:45 PM), racing across no less than 14 American states. If you plan on witnessing the event, don’t forget to buy properly designed and certified solar filter glasses ahead of time, as it is very dangerous to view an eclipse without adequate eye protection. Any guesses when the next exclusively-American eclipse will be? Not until 25 January 2316, which should leave you plenty of time to prepare. 🔭😯 What are your exciting viewing plans for the ‘Great American Eclipse’ of 2017? Let us know! Photo: Luc Viatour. guffscience science astronomy astrophysics space nature education eclipse solareclipse greatamericaneclipse unitedstates america bestof interesting didyouknow nowyouknow earth moon sun eclipse2017

If you live in the United States, clear your calendar for 21 August 2017. ☀️ On that day, millions of people across the country will witness...

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