Even as the long-lived Cassini spacecraft gears up for its last moments at Saturn, it’s preparing for a final long-distance look at Titan, Saturn’s large moon, on September 11.
Two views of Titan from Cassini, using the narrow-angle camera on March 21, 2017, revealing bright methane clouds in the thick, opaque nitrogen atmosphere, and dark dunes, lakes and seas on the surface. Natural color on left, false color on right. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/AmericaSpace.
Monday’s total solar eclipse will give scientists a rare opportunity to study the lower regions of the sun’s corona. Here’s what NASA scientists will be investigating.
Image via NASA.
Are you hoping to get some great pics of the August 21 total solar eclipse? Here are 5 tips from NASA to help you out.
People watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2015. Image via NASA/Robin Cordiner.
Insights and a cool chart from astronomer Guy Ottewell. Plus, if you click in, you’ll find photos of waning crescent moons from the past few mornings …
Deneb is one of the most distant stars you will see with your eye alone. That’s because it’s one of the most luminous stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Like Blue Moon, Black Moon is a name from folklore. It’s the name for the 3rd of 4 new moons in a season. The August 21 total solar eclipse is caused by such a moon. Some will call it a Black Moon eclipse.
A total solar eclipse
Born between November 29 and December 18? If so, the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus on your birthday. Ophiuchus is a constellation – not a sign – of the zodiac.
When is the last waning moon you’ll see before Monday’s eclipse? If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere – and have a clear sky – probably Sunday morning. Look east before sunup.
Add sunspots to the list of wondrous sights to look for during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017.