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Camera Catches Moon 'Photobombing' Earth

On Oct. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory experienced a partial solar eclipse in space when it caught the moon passing in front of the sun.

F5 myths about the moon | EarthSky 10/1/17 Myth 1 is that moon has a permanent dark side. This is the far side of the moon, as photographed by Apollo 16 in 1972. See? It isn’t dark. Image via NASA

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.

The location of the sun with respect to the moon determines the moon phase in your night sky.  Image via Ask.com

How did Earth get its moon? According to a new theory, it involved a huge, violent impact billions of years ago that vapourized a sizeable chunk of our planet.

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Composites of October 8 moon eclipse As the April 4 lunar eclipse approaches . Photo by Michele Whitlow.

depending upon your time zone, your calendar might list the September 2012 full moon on September 29 or 30. But the moon will appear round and full on all the nights around this full moon.    There’s also a name for the next full moon after the Harvest Moon. It’s called the Hunter’s Moon, and it’ll come this year on October 29.

The Harvest Moon is coming! Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumn equinox. It’s the full moon of September

Our Moon May Have Eaten Many Smaller Moons.  Rather than a single cataclysmic impact, our moon may have been formed by many massive impacts, creating a collection of moonlets that merged as one.

Earth's Moon Formed in 'Moonlet' Mash-Up After Many Earth Impacts depiction of a collision between two planetary bodies that will form a new moon, while a pre-existing moon already orbits the proto-Earth

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Up to 1 billion birds die each year in the U.S. due to collisions with windows. Why do birds slam into windows, and what can you do to prevent it?

All you need to know about the total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U. since from eclipse master Fred Espenak.

You can tell that Niko Powe lives at a northerly latitude because his photo of the waxing crescent moon - captured June 6, 2016 - descends from left to right. At temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, the evening crescent moon sets from right to left. Thanks, Niko!

You can tell that Niko Powe lives at a northerly latitude because his photo of the waxing crescent moon - captured June 6, 2016 - descends from left to right. At temperate latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, the evening crescent moon sets from right to left. Thanks, Niko!

The star Spica is also called Alpha Virginis, because it is the brightest star in Virgo. Its color is distinctly blue-white, even to the eye. - Photo by Fred Espenak

The star Spica is also called Alpha Virginis, because it is the brightest star in Virgo. Its color is distinctly blue-white, even to the eye. Photo by Fred Espenak. Read more about Spica at Fred Espenak's website. Spica is a whirling double star.

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