Did you miss Saturday’s Lunar Eclipse? NASA video of the Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century!

On Saturday morning, April 4, 2015 not long before sunrise, the bright full moon over North America turned a lovely shade of celestial red during a total lunar eclipse.

NASA video animation of the dark side of the moon!! #science #space

NASA Goddard – NASA | A View From The Other Side

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data.

This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?4253

Space lesson of the day: Anything is possible – Asteroid has its own moon!! #space #motivation

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory took amazing images of the asteroid that flew past earth Tuesday and discovered it has a ‘moon’! More info here!

The 20 individual images used in the movie were generated from data collected at Goldstone on Jan. 26, 2015. They show the primary body is approximately 1,100 feet (325 meters) across and has a small moon approximately 230 feet (70 meters) across. In the near-Earth population, about 16 percent of asteroids that are about 655 feet (200 meters) or larger are a binary (the primary asteroid with a smaller asteroid moon orbiting it) or even triple systems (two moons). The resolution on the radar images is 13 feet (4 meters) per pixel.

NASA video: Jupiter’s Moon Europa is an Ocean World!! #science

More info on Jupiter’s moon Europa here at NASA or here at Space.com, including a super cool infographic!!

Europa: Ocean World
Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about the potential of this ice-covered world to answer one of humanity’s most profound questions.

Look up! Tonight is the autumnal harvest moon AND a super moon!! WOAH!

Following the awesome super moons this summer, tonight is not only a super moon, but also this year’s harvest moon. Hooray for awesome moon viewing! If it isn’t cloudy where you are, check out the moon early in the evening!

The full moon will be the one closest to this year’s autumnal equinox, which falls on Sept. 22, giving it the distinction of being the harvest moon. It is expected to reach its full phase at 9:38 p.m. ET.

While it’s not yet autumn, the harvest moon earned its place in lunar lore because moon rises several days before and after happen closer to sunset.

In the days before electricity, the harvest moon illuminated the fields, allowing farmers to tend to their crops under the night sky, according to EarthSky.

CauseScience posts from the summer Supermoon.