Chinese rover analyzes moon rocks: First new 'ground truth' in 40 years
TONIGHT......Supermoon is a spectacular sight! The upcoming supermoon - on Monday, Nov. 14 - will be especially "super" because it's the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won't see another supermoon like this until 2034. The moon's orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it's farther away. When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon. At perigree - the point at which the moon is closest to Earth.
An image of the moon crossing in front of the full sunlit disk of Earth caught by NASA's Earth Polycromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory.
Two of Earth’s Moons Seen in One Picture
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Supermoon 14th November 2016 a spectacular sight. It is the closest Moon to Earth since 1948. The Moon won’t be this super again until 2034.
This is the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago. Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one of the best-known supernova remnants, deriving its name from its delicate, draped filamentary structures. The entire nebula is 110 light-years across, covering six full moons on the sky as seen from Earth, and resides about 2,100 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. This view is a mosaic of six pictures from our Hubble Space Telescope of a small…