The Moon in 2012 – hour by hour.

Some astronomy and science geeks are LGBTQ, too!

The recent “SuperMoon” hype is followed by Sunday’s annular solar eclipse, visible in North America.  Details about the eclipse, and this video, here, at Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy. (Quick summary: “SuperMoon” was full at it’s closest approach in it’s orbit of Earth two weeks ago, called perigee.  Since the Moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days, that means the apogee, the point furthest from the Earth in it’s orbit, occurs 13.7 days later. This eclipse happens at Perigee, so we get a slightly “smaller” Moon in front of the Sun, resulting in an annular (not annual) eclipse.)


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