Category: Moon

tabletopwhale:

This week’s space map blog post is a topographic map of the Moon! You can see the full-size map and find the open-source code here

mapsontheweb:

Major features on the Moon, 1958.

humanoidhistory:

Chris Moore cover art for “The Sentinel” by Arthur C. Clarke, 1991.

photos-of-space:

The very last image from Israeli Beresheet lunar lander

Space Station Silhouette on the Moon

humanoidhistory:

On the set of Destination Moon, 1950. Photo by Allan Grant.

NASA Secures First International Partnership for Lunar Gateway:

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the announcement Thursday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about Canada’s support for the Gateway lunar outpost and deep space exploration:

Wide Field View of Great American Eclipse

starwalkapp:

Lunar Eclipses: What Are They & When Is the Next One?⠀

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light, which otherwise reflects off the moon. There are three types — total, partial and penumbral — with the most dramatic being a total lunar eclipse, in which Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon. The next lunar eclipse will be a total lunar eclipse on Jan. 21, 2019 and will be visible from North and South America, Europe and Africa. ⠀

A lunar eclipse can occur only at full moon. A total lunar eclipse can happen only when the sun, Earth and moon are perfectly lined up — anything less than perfection creates a partial lunar eclipse or no eclipse at all. Some understanding of simple celestial mechanics explains how lunar eclipses work.⠀

When is the next lunar eclipse?⠀

The last lunar eclipse was on July 27, 2018. It was a total lunar eclipse. Here is a schedule of upcoming lunar eclipses:⠀

Jan. 19, 2019: Total eclipse. Visible from North and South America, Europe and Africa.⠀
July 16, 2019: Partial eclipse. Visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.⠀
Jan. 10, 2020: Penumbral eclipse. Visible from parts of North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.⠀
June 5, 2020: Penumbral eclipse. Visible from parts of South America, Europe, Africa, most of Asia and Australia.⠀
July 5, 2020: Penumbral eclipse. Visible from most of North America, South America, western Europe and Africa.⠀
Nov. 30, 2020: Penumbral eclipse. Visible from North America, South America, northern Europe, eastern Asia and Australia.⠀

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-via Kieth Burns (This montage of images taken by skywatcher Kieth Burns shows the Dec. 20, 2010 total lunar eclipse. The photos won a NASA contest to become an official NASA/JPL wallpaper for the public.)⠀
Text Credit: https://buff.ly/2ptMtDE via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GF3Ixy

Crater Tycho on the Moon.


Credit: NASA, ESA and D Ehrenreich