Image of last total lunar eclipse which occurred in December 2010

Longest total lunar eclipse in 11 years will turn moon blood red tonight

The longest total lunar eclipse since 2000 will begin to occur this evening and last until midnight, providing stargazers a rare opportunity to catch this prolonged wonderful spectacle. The eclipse begins at 6.24pm (IST) this evening, although it will not be properly visible until sunset at around 9.55pm tonight, at which stage the moon will turn blood red in colour.
A massive solar flare that occurred on June 7th, 2011. Credit: NASA

NASA captures image of this morning’s massive solar flare

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), a semi-autonomous spacecraft that almost continuously observes the Sun, has captured a high definition image of a massive solar flare that occurred this morning. Solar flares occur when stored magnetic energy suddenly erupts from the outermost layer of the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona.
Solar Eclipse

January’s solar eclipse likely to be overcast, health warnings issued

Ireland and the UK will see their first solar eclipse of the new year on Tuesday (4th January). The partial eclipse will be visiable across the British Isles from 8:00am and will last until about 9:30am. At its peak the moon will obscure about 66% of the sun, although the amounts will vary depending on location. The eclipse will also be visible over much of Europe, North Africa and central Asia.