Krispy Kreme will release a new space-themed doughnut celebrating the June 24 supermoon.
The moon's phases are caused by changes in the amount of illumination from the moon that is visible from the Earth's surface as the moon orbits our planet each month. There are eight distinct phases every month, four of them occurring roughly a week apart. They are: the New Moon; Waxng Crescent; First Quarter (or half-full; Waxing Gibbous; Full Moon; Waning Gibbous; Last Quarter (half-full on other side); Waning Crescent. You can read definitions for these moon phases here. When the moon is full and at its closest point to the Earth in it's orbit, it is known as a "Supermoon." Lunar eclipses occur during full moons, when the moon passes through all or part of Earth's shadow. During New Moons, the moon can cover part or all of the sun's disk, creating a solar eclipse. Learn more about the moon's phases here.
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The "ring of fire" solar eclipse was observable from northern latitudes of Europe and America today, but clouds ruined the show for some.
If you can't catch the next solar eclipse in person, there are several places where you can watch the event live.
The sunrise eclipse on Thursday (June 10) will bring a striking image of a crescent sun rising in the east-northeast.
From the western U.S. to India, millions of skywatchers got a special treat with this year's largest full moon as it arrived accompanied by the only total lunar eclipse of 2021.
If you're excited to try and catch a glimpse of the Super Flower Blood Moon, the only total lunar eclipse of 2021, when it occurs Wednesday (May 26), you're in for a treat, according to NASA.
To celebrate the Super Flower Blood Moon, the company behind Bagel Bites says it's giving away "moon deeds."
For families looking to enjoy the "Super Flower Blood Moon" eclipse, here's everything you need to know:
Early on Wednesday (May 26), the full moon will become completely immersed in Earth's dark umbral shadow, producing the first total lunar eclipse since January 2019.
The last quarter moon will shine like a big, cheesy taco in the sky tonight (May 4), and Taco Bell is celebrating the lunar phase by giving away free tacos.
April's full moon, called the "Super Pink Moon," wowed skywatchers on Monday (April 26) as it shone brightly in the night sky.
If you have a clear sky tonight, look up! Today’s full moon will be bigger and brighter than usual as the Earth’s companion makes a close approach to the planet during its full moon phase.
Palm Sunday, March 28 brings us the first full moon of the new spring season: the Paschal full moon.
Mars may not be ready to escape the spotlight just yet, even after receiving its third Earthly mission this month.
People go to bed later and sleep fewer hours the night before a full moon, and menstrual cycles seem to temporarily synchronize with moon cycles, scientists have found in two new studies.
Early on Monday morning (Nov. 30), careful skywatchers across all of North America can watch the full moon undergo a slight penumbral eclipse.
October has already seen a Harvest Moon, now this week comes a "proxigean" new moon, and to finish out this month we'll have a "Halloween Micro Blue Moon." We'll explain.
Friday night is date night for two bright celestial meetups that will light up the sky tonight (Oct. 2 - Oct. 3).
The Corn Moon will be full on the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 1:22 p.m. EDT (1722 GMT), four days before the moon occults Mars.