SKYWATCH: TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE, BLACK HOLE SHENANIGANS, AND MORE

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Is the Milky Way’s Black Hole Feeding

The answer is a tantalizing maybe. Astronomers are investigating whether an increase in the number of flares from Sgr A* is due to the recent close passage of a dusty object known as G2.

New Mid-Size Black Hole

Astronomers think a bright X-ray source in the galaxy NGC 1313 is a mid-size black hole.

White Dwarf Stars with Hiccups

Observations of two cool white dwarfs show irregular outbursts in the stars’ otherwise steady rhythm of pulsations.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, September 25 – October 3

Be sure to look for Sunday’s total lunar eclipse (more details below). And asteroid Vesta reaches opposition this week.

Ready for Sunday Night’s Total Lunar Eclipse?

On the night of September 27–28, the full Moon will slide completely through Earth’s shadow for the last time until January 2018. Read on for details on eclipse phases and what to look for.

Watch Sunday’s Lunar Eclipse Live!

If your Sunday night is cloudy, you can still catch the eclipse – watch our exclusive webcast of the total lunar eclipse and listen to experts chat about everything from lunar science to crater timings.

Observer’s Guide to the H-alpha Sun

Want to see a star rock in real time? Observe the Sun in the crimson light of hydrogen alpha and watch it come alive.

Tour September’s Sky: A Total Lunar Eclipse!

As you witness Sunday’s total lunar eclipse, download this month’s podcast for a guided tour to the eclipse and the rest of September’s sky.

COMMUNITY

Beautiful, Informative Maps of the Moon

A pair of poster-size lunar maps, produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, let you roam around the Moon’s surface and explore the lunar landscape.

 

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