Blood Moon: Shortest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century Rises Saturday

Reported by SPACE.com

Only the speediest of skywatchers will have a chance to see the total lunar eclipse rising Saturday (April 4): NASA predicts that the total phase of the lunar eclipse will only last about 5 minutes.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:45:53 EDT

Mars Orbiter Checks In On Curiosity Parts | Video

Reported by SPACE.com

The Mars Science Laboratory and components of the delivery spacecraft whence it came have been spied by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on several occasions since in August 2012.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:12:24 EDT

Stunning Photo of Volcanic Lightning at Volcán de Colima in Mexico

Reported by Universe Today

The Colima volcano in Mexico is active again, and has been spewing out large plumes of ash nearly 3 kilometers into the air. Astrophotographer César Cantú captured this spectacular picture of lightning slicing through the cloud of ash. How can lightning strike in an ash cloud? Through friction, particles of the ash can charge each […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:09 +0000

SETI Has New Infrared Telescope Tech in Search for E.T.

Reported by SPACE.com

It is called NIROSETI for near-infrared optical SETI. This new instrument can record levels of light over time so that patterns can be analyzed and assessed for potential signs of other civilizations.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:31:45 EDT

Why The Moon Turns 'Blood' Red During Eclipse | Video

Reported by SPACE.com

In the early morning hours of April 4th 2015, a total lunar eclipse will be visible from many parts of the world. But why will the moon appear dark red? Science@NASA explains.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:29:14 EDT

Seeking Ceres: Following the Brave New World Through 2015

Reported by Universe Today

A little world is making big headlines in 2015. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft entered orbit around 1 Ceres on March 6th, 2015, gaving us the first stunning images of the ~900 kilometre diameter world. But whether you refer to Ceres as a dwarf planet, minor planet, or the king of the asteroid belt, this corner of […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:25:49 +0000

Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

Current seeing conditions at Frosty Drew Observatory

The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
  • Waxing Gibbous 93% phase

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DaySuiting Up for the Moon

Satellite Events for Tonight

Twitter Updates