In a flash, the visible spectrum of the Sun changed from absorption to emission on November 3rd, during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse.
[Normally a spectrum of the… Continue reading
This month’s New Moon brought a total solar eclipse to parts of planet Earth on Nov. 13 (UT).
Most of the total eclipse track fell across the southern Pacific, but the Moon’s dark umbral shadow began its journey in northern… Continue reading
Is this what will become of our Sun? Quite possibly.
The bubble of expanding gas pictured above is the planetary nebula PK 164 +31.1, the remnants of the atmosphere of a Sun-like star expelled… Continue reading
This dramatic telephoto view across the Black Sea on June 6 finds Venus rising with the Sun, the planet in silhouette against a ruddy and ragged solar disk.
Of course, the reddened light is due to scattering in planet Earth’s… Continue reading
We’re not supposed to look directly at the sun and surprisingly, the Hubble space telescope can’t either.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation… Continue reading
It was a typical Texas sunset except that most of the Sun was missing.
The location of the missing piece of the Sun was not a mystery — it was… Continue reading