The Blood moon over Wellington…

first_imgMiss those, and you’ll have to wait until 2032–33. In a total lunar eclipse, the moon gets a red sheen as it passes behind the Earth into its umbra (shadow).“Since Earth’s umbral shadow is darker in the center than at the edge, the moon’s appearance will likely change dramatically with time as the total phase progresses,” NASA said in a statement. The blood moon starts to change from its silver color as it slides into the Earth’s shadow, NASA said.Sumner County residents saw the “blood moon” begin at 2:07 a.m., with the best part of the show — the total eclipse portion — lasting through 3:24 a.m. ET.There were a lot of people in eastern United States who were at the mercy of the cloud cover, which hid the show from half of the country. But not here in Wellington, where the sky was absolutely perfoect.People in the Americas will watch the entire spectacle while observers in the western Pacific will catch the second half of the event, NASA said. Europe and Africa won’t see much — the moon will be setting in most of those continents during the eclipse.Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses are safe to view with the naked eye. No special filters are required to safeguard your eyes.Follow us on Twitter. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Those Sumner County residents who were wanted to brave the 32 degree night at 2 a.m. this morning were treated to a spectacular show – this one free of charge.In the south sky, there was a total lunar eclipse and the moon turned into a coppery red ball. The skies were perfect for such viewing in Sumner County this morning. The first faint traces of the Earth’s shadow began to fall across the moon’s surface at 1:20 a.m. The total eclipse — when the entire moon was bathed in Earth’s shadow started at 2:07 a.m. and lasted until 3:25 a.m.Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory told CNN that this is one of four lunar eclipses this year. North Americas will see a blood moon a total of four times Tuesday and October 8 this year, and April 4 and September 28 next year.“The fact that there are four lunar successions coming this year and next … is unusual,” Krupp said. “But it’s not the kind of thing astronomers get worked up about . It doesn’t really mean anything. It’s a chance arrangement of gravity and the motions of objects in the solar system, primarily the Earth and moon.”If you miss it Tuesday, there will be more opportunities.It’s the first in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses known as the tetrad. The phenomenon will repeat itself three more times in six-month intervals ending in September 2015.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Kyle Nunez · 291 weeks ago The abilities of students are refined in the best possible manner. The lives of individuals are made prosperous and progressive with the study of subjects and different ambits of academics. Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Besiktas 1-0 Liverpool (agg 1-1): Reds dumped out of Europa League after drama from the spot

first_imgLiverpool were dumped out of the Europa League after suffering a 5-4 penalty defeat to Besiktas at Ataturk Stadium.The Reds returned to the venue that staged their historic fifth European Cup triumph in 2005, but had no such luck from the spot this time around as Dejan Lovren missed the all-important penalty, sending the Turkish club through to the last-16.The visitors looked too strong during a dominant first half, but Tolgay Arslan’s stunning strike turned the tie on its head as the home side won the match on the night, levelling the tie at 1-1 on aggregate, before Slaven Bilic’s side advanced.However, Liverpool made a brighter start with Mario Balotelli involved in their first meaningful chance when he teed up Raheem Sterling on the edge of the box, but the 20-year-old’s driven effort was comfortably parried by Cenk Gonen.Sterling, who occupied a free role in Rodgers’ line-up, then dazzled the Besiktas defence with a snappy run into the area but, with only Daniel Sturridge for company, the former Queens Park Rangers youngster was unable to pick out a red shirt in a promising position.Liverpool continued to press and went close five minutes later as Alberto Moreno, one of three changes from the Merseysiders’ 2-0 win against Southampton on Sunday, sprayed the ball to Sturridge, who sent a low cross toward Sterling but a skewed effort let the hosts off the hook.Sturridge was then guilty of wasting an excellent opportunity for Rodgers’ side as he failed to get the ball out of his feet when presented with a chance from 12 yards out, before Simon Mignolet was forced into his first save from Olcay Sahan’s rasping effort.And the Belgian shot-stopper was called into action after the restart as the home side adopted a more attacking approach, with Serdar Kurtulus and Jose Sosa testing the 26-year-old from range.The lively Gokhan Tore showcased his talent with a mazy run from the left and sent a dipping effort whistling over the crossbar, before Kolo Toure was forced into a vital interception to spare the blushes of Lovren.Substitute Arslan sent Liverpool a warning with a thunderous strike from 30 yards with Mignolet all but beaten, but the Reds failed to take note as the 24-year-old smashed the ball into the top corner on 72 minutes.Both sides then traded attacks knowing a goal would send them through, but neither could fashion a clear opportunity to snatch a late winner.That was until Demba Ba was presented with the ball inside the six yard box deep in stoppage-time, however, the former Chelsea striker was left with his head in his hands after smashing the ball into the crossbar.With the match entering extra-time Besiktas were in the ascendency; Daniel Opare’s 20 yard effort a sign of their growing confidence while Ba continued to pose a threat inside the Liverpool box, prompting Mignolet into a fine save.However, as extra-time came and went with few attempts at goal, Liverpool’s participation in the competition was over when Lovren sent his penalty high and wide. Liverpool sent out of the Europa League on penalties 1last_img read more