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Eclipses in Rochester's Sky

Eclipses in Rochester's Sky

A total eclipse of the moon will take place on Sunday evening, Sept. 27, 2015, and yes, unless the sky is completely cloudy, anyone who can see the sky will be able to see it from anywhere in the Rochester region and far beyond.

The most interesting part of the eclipse begins at 9:07 pm, when the moon begins to enter the umbra or the dark part of Earth's shadow. During a lunar eclipse, sunlight filtering through Earth’s atmosphere often gives Earth’s shadow a reddish or orange hue, as shown in this drawing by Étienne Trouvelot from 1882.*

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Good Morning! Sorry we didn't get back to your comment last night, but I do hope you were able to watch the eclipse. As this blog ... Read More
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The Day I Discovered Pluto

The Day I Discovered Pluto

With a curious mind and upward gaze, I watched the sky. My eyes soared past the moon, past Neptune, into the speckled expanse of stars and settled on a dot that wasn’t quite like the rest. No, it wasn’t a star. It was another planet - It was Pluto.

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