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.
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/
The Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield likes singing, and he didn’t forget his guitar when he left the planet… Here is a video of his interpretation of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” which was first released in July 1969, just around the time American astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon.
…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
You can also check out Nasa’s wonderful website : http://science.nasa.gov.
Source : http://usatoday30.usatoday.com.
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…
This article makes it very clear : in spite of the rumors on the internet, asteroid 2003 QQ47 is NOT going to hit our planet next week, on March 21st.
It’s not going to happen !
Had you heard about this rumor ?
Tonight is the best night for skywatching in April (if it’s clear enough…) : there is a meteor shower, and you may see up to 20 “falling stars” per hour. Best time for watching is the early morning, before sunrise.
Watch the sky tonight !
If you want to know, you can watch this video :
And you can read the text (the same as in the video) in this article.