Partial Solar Eclipse
On August 21, 2017, the Moon passed between the Earth and the Sun. From Scottsdale, the Moon covered about two thirds of the Sun's disk at the maximum of the eclipse.
Transit of Mercury: The planet Mercury passed directly between the Earth and the Sun this morning. This image is composed of six exposures made at 6:29, 7:07, 7:37, 8:24, 9:12, and 10:51.
The full Moon slipped through the Earth's shadow during the night of April 14 - 15, 2014.
On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus passed between the Earth and the Sun. This will not happen again until the year 2117.
The eclipsed Moon was visible over Goleta early on the morning of August 28, 2007.
The Perseid Meteor Showerr peaked on Monday, August 13, 2007.
The planet Mercury passed directly between the Earth and the Sun on Wednesday, November 8, 2006. First contact occurred at 11:12 AM PST. Final contact occurred at 4:10 PM PST.
Early in the morning on Friday August 12, 2005, I drove to the top of the Santa Ynez Mountains to observe the Perseid Meteor Shower.
I drove up to the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains above Santa Barbara at 3:00 in the morning on Thursday, August 12, 2004 to photograph the Perseid meteor shower.
Here is a collection of Moon photos and animations, including the total lunar eclipse that occurred on October 27, 2004.
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