1. 09:42 22nd Aug 2014

    notes: 246

    reblogged from: rainydayrecesstoo

    tags: comicsmoonrocket

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  2. 13:18 10th Aug 2014

    notes: 453

    reblogged from: equinoxparanormal

    tags: astronomymoonmeteor

    image: download

    equinoxparanormal:

Supermoon On August 10 Will Be Biggest Of 2014
There’s going to be an extra-special moon this weekend.
On Aug. 10, when the moon turns full at 2:10 p.m. EDT, skywatchers will be treated to the sight of a so-called “supermoon” — and it will be the largest supermoon of the year.
The phenomenon — any full moon that coincides with the time in the moon’s orbitwhen it’s closest to Earth — should be visible on Sunday night after sunset.
Head over to the U.S. Naval Observatory’s website to check local times for the supermoon in your area.
How spectacular will this supermoon be?
In comparison to other full moons, supermoons can be up to 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter, according to NASA. In addition, the August 2014 supermoon will become full during the same hour that the moon comes closest to the Earth (lunar perigee), meaning it will outshine other full moons that have fallen on the same day as the lunar perigee.
The August supermoon may also pair nicely with the Perseid meteor shower, which should be visible this weekend when Earth passes through the debris zone left byComet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids, which may offer skywatchers a view of 100 shooting stars per hour, will peak between Aug. 10 and Aug. 13.
This year was an exceptional one for supermoons, with three appearing in a row —one each in July, August and September. The next supermoon will fall on September 9, 2014.
[Sara Gates, The Huffington Post]

    equinoxparanormal:

    Supermoon On August 10 Will Be Biggest Of 2014

    There’s going to be an extra-special moon this weekend.

    On Aug. 10, when the moon turns full at 2:10 p.m. EDT, skywatchers will be treated to the sight of a so-called “supermoon” — and it will be the largest supermoon of the year.

    The phenomenon — any full moon that coincides with the time in the moon’s orbitwhen it’s closest to Earth — should be visible on Sunday night after sunset.

    Head over to the U.S. Naval Observatory’s website to check local times for the supermoon in your area.

    How spectacular will this supermoon be?

    In comparison to other full moons, supermoons can be up to 14 percent closer and 30 percent brighter, according to NASA. In addition, the August 2014 supermoon will become full during the same hour that the moon comes closest to the Earth (lunar perigee), meaning it will outshine other full moons that have fallen on the same day as the lunar perigee.

    The August supermoon may also pair nicely with the Perseid meteor shower, which should be visible this weekend when Earth passes through the debris zone left byComet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids, which may offer skywatchers a view of 100 shooting stars per hour, will peak between Aug. 10 and Aug. 13.

    This year was an exceptional one for supermoons, with three appearing in a row —one each in July, August and September. The next supermoon will fall on September 9, 2014.

    [Sara Gates, The Huffington Post]

     
  3. 09:43 25th Jul 2014

    notes: 463

    reblogged from: thegetty

    tags: moonastronomyhistory

    thegetty:

    The moon was visible, yet unreachable by keen astronomers like John herschel in the late 19th century. This photograph is actually of a detailed papier-mâché model of a moon crater. 

    Moon Crater, late 1850s, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.

     
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    larathemagicdragon:

A fifties space book illustration
(Translation Finnish-English : Test rocket will probably be sent to hit the moon - later space rockets might transport humans as passengers)

    larathemagicdragon:

    A fifties space book illustration

    (Translation Finnish-English : Test rocket will probably be sent to hit the moon - later space rockets might transport humans as passengers)

     
  5. 11:38 5th May 2014

    notes: 989

    reblogged from: spacethebeyond

    tags: illustrationrocketmoon

    humanoidhistory:

    David A. Hardy illustrates lunar exploration in the 1960 book Astronautics by British astronomer Patrick Moore. (Dreams of Space)

     
  6. 21:18 18th Apr 2014

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    reblogged from: benjamingrimes

    tags: astronomymoon

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    benjamingrimes:

Blood Moon eclipse. Next time I’m going to rent a longer lens.
4/15/14

    benjamingrimes:

    Blood Moon eclipse. Next time I’m going to rent a longer lens.

    4/15/14

     
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    posthorn:

An early photograph of the Moon, a daguerreotype taken by John W. Draper, March 26, 1840, in New York.

    posthorn:

    An early photograph of the Moon, a daguerreotype taken by John W. Draper, March 26, 1840, in New York.

    (Source: greenwichvillagehistory.wordpress.com)

     
  8. plays: 439

    thesonofdawn:

    The Snake The Cross The Crown - The Sun Tells The Moon

    The Sun tells the Moon,
    "Yeah, you should’ve been a star."
    The reply is a tune,
    yeah, the sun just stops- 
    saying, 
    "Oh… 
    That’s so sad… 
    Yeah, but i’m glad i heard it-
    You moons aren’t so bad…

    (Thanks to iamanxphile for the suggestion)

     
  9. rudygodinez:

    Maria  Clara Eimmart, Ten Depictions of Heavenly Phenomena, (late 17th century)

     Immart was the daughter of the history painter, portraitist and amateur astronomer Georg Christoph Eimmart, with whom she collaborated. Her father was director of the Malerakademie in Nürnberg but also established a private observatory. She was given a broad education in the fine arts, and specialized in botanical and astronomical illustrations. She made a series of some 350 drawings of lunar phases, observed by telescope, and captured on distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator with her father, of those twelve, ten survive in Bologna. She shortly thereafter married her father’s pupil and successor, the astronomer Johann Heinrich Müller and died in childbirth.

     
  10. plays: 509

    The Daylights - Boy on the Moon

    The boy on the moon’s getting restless

    I should never have wished for this 

    Sad and all alone

    The boy on the moon’s sick of crying

    Trying everything to get back, get back home.

    (Thanks to kikiavicenna for the suggestion.)