Astronauts may one day drink water from ancient moon volcanoes

The Strawberry Moon. Credit: NASA. Billions of years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions broke loose on the moon, blanketing hundreds of thousands of square miles of the orb’s surface in hot lava. Over the eons, that lava created the dark blotches, or maria, that give the face of the moon its familiar appearance today. … Read more

Total lunar eclipse 2022: How to view the ‘blood moon’

The moon will glow a scarlet color during this year first total lunar eclipse on Sunday – a stark contrast to its ordinarily milky white sheen. A partial eclipse will begin at 10:27 pm ET Sunday, with the total lunar eclipse starting at 11:29 pm ET, according to EarthSky. The total eclipse will end at … Read more

Super Flower Blood Moon of 2022, longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years, wows stargazers

The moon turned an eerie blood-red color in a total lunar eclipse overnight Sunday (May 15) that was visible to potentially millions of stargazers across four continents. The lunar eclipse, celebrated as the Super Flower Blood Moon, was the longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years, according to Space.com’s skywatching columnist Joe Rao. It was … Read more

The Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse leaves spacecraft in the dark

A Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse will occur tonight (May 15) and may be a mesmerizing spectacle for Earth-bound viewers, but for the spacecraft on the moon, it’s more of a hindrance. That’s because the three currently active lunar spacecraft – NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), India’s Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, and China’s Yutu-2 rover – … Read more

Want to see the Super Flower Blood Moon? Here’s one scientist’s tips for the total lunar eclipse.

A lunar scientist shared the science behind why the Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse turns red, and what to expect for the epic sky event. On Sunday (May 15), the moon will pass into the deep umbral shadow of the Earth in a band of visibility across the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the … Read more

Super Flower Blood Moon weather forecast for the US

A total eclipse of the moon will occur tonight (May 15) and if you’re looking for the best weather conditions the event, we suggest heading to the Northern and Central Great Plains where mainly clear skies will prevail through the entire celestial show. Elsewhere around the country, the weather will be problematic in varying degrees … Read more

The Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse of 2022 occurs tonight

It’s time to watch the moon make a passage through Earth’s shadow. The event, known as a lunar eclipse, will see the full Flower Moon temporarily turn red overnight on Sunday (May 15) and Monday (May 16), depending on where you are standing. You can watch the Flower Blood Moon eclipse in webcasts, starting at … Read more

NASA’s Lucy asteroid probe will watch the Super Flower Blood Moon from deep space tonight

Like a flashlight beam penetrating the dark, the moon’s reflected sunlight will blink on and off during a lunar eclipse just visible by an asteroid-bound spacecraft. A NASA spacecraft called Lucy plans to take a side view of the Super Flower Blood Mmoon lunar eclipse of May 15 on its way to visit clusters of … Read more

Scientists grow plants in soil from the Moon — ScienceDaily

Scientists have grown plants in soil from the Moon, a first in human history and a milestone in lunar and space exploration. In a new paper published in the journal Communications Biology, University of Florida researchers showed that plants can successfully sprout and grow in lunar soil. Their study also investigated how plants respond biologically … Read more