Moon en Western Slope Skies - 4/11/14 <p><strong>April’s Total Lunar Eclipse</strong></p><p>Late on the evening of April 14<sup>th</sup> and into the early morning hours of April 15<sup>th</sup>, skygazers throughout the America’s and much of the Pacific region will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. This eclipse will be the first of two for the year. By the time the sun, earth and moon line up it will have been 857 days or 28 months since we last saw our moon completely in the shadow of our planet.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 24383 at Western Slope Skies - 4/11/14 Western Slope Skies 8/30/13 <p>Just about any clear night provides an invitation to go outside and see what’s up. Some nights, however, might offer a special attraction: a meteor shower; a conjunction between the Moon and a bright star or planet; or even a lunar eclipse. If you are a beginner stargazer you can maximize your sky watching efforts by taking a few simple steps.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:05:49 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 15286 at Western Slope Skies 8/30/13 Moon Illusion <p>On Saturday night, January 26th, a full moon will rise in the east just after sunset.&nbsp; Look at the full moon when it’s still near the horizon.&nbsp; Does it appear especially large to you?&nbsp; Then, look at the moon later this same night, when it’s higher in the sky.&nbsp; Does it appear smaller?&nbsp; For most people, the moon looks much larger when on the horizon.&nbsp; This is the "Moon Illusion."</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:06:05 +0000 abrocious 5208 at Moon Illusion