Posts Tagged "Moon"


It’s supermoon night! The closest and largest full moon of the year will rise in the east at sunset tonight:

(2012 photo by Julio Cortez, AP)

The Atlantic: This is what it looks like when NASA X-rays the moon


The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor


I know things work differently up in Canada, but really Ottawa Citizen?!

(via OpenFile)

Familiar sights from alien heights

A nearly new moon takes on an otherworldly glow in a picture taken from the International Space Station. “This is what the moon looked like 16 times today,” astronaut Ron Garan writes.



The front page of a Monday, July 21, 1969 edition of The Reporter Dispatch,
a forerunner of The Journal News, depicts Apollo 11’s landing on the moon on
Sunday, July 20, 1969. 

Can you spot the Saturnian moons?

The Saturnian moon Titan looms large in this photo from the Cassini orbiter, but Enceladus is harder to spot on the right and tiny Pandora is virtually invisible on the left.

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