Yesterday’s full moon

Last night, the moon was full and it was the third (and last) “super moon” of the year. The full moon of September is also called the “Harvest moon”. Hence the expression “Harvest Super Moon”.

Super moons appear bigger because… well, you can read all about it on this website.

Full Moon in September

You can still watch it rise in the evening, it is particularly beautiful.

Source : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/09/09/grand-finale-2014s-third-supermoon-the-harvest-moon-shines-photos/

Moon eclipse scheduled tomorrow…

…but we won’t be able to see it !

You may have heard that a total eclipse of the moon is happening tomorrow night, but here in the Indian Ocean, it will be daytime already, so we won’t be able to see it.

Because the moon will look red, this phenomenon is called a “blood moon”.  If you click on the picture below, you can watch an excellent video explaining how this phenomenon can take place.

Moon eclipse - Tutorial

Moon eclipse – Tutorial

 

You can also check out Nasa’s wonderful website : http://science.nasa.gov.

Source : http://usatoday30.usatoday.com.

Futurama : an animated sitcom about the future

Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening (also creator of The Simpsons). The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who accidentally travels to a retro-futuristic 31st century (in the 1st episode)…

You should start at the beginning, though ! It is quite funny and easy to understand…