Monthly Archives: April 2014

Greg Eckes

Solar System Extravaganza

Bring your lawn chair, a light jacket, binoculars and enjoy an evening under the stars at the Arthur Pursell Observatory. This is a special astronomical event because four planets will be visible along with the moon. Mars and Jupiter have just passed opposition and Saturn is going to reach opposition on May 10th.… Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

TAA has a YouTube Channel

Hi everyone,

The TAA now has a YouTube channel. We will use this channel to upload our simulations and other videos for streaming and higher resolution images. I have just uploaded a video that I made of the eclipse set to music. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

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Greg Eckes

Eclipse Report

Here is my story. What did you see? Subscribe to our website and post your comment here. If you took pictures let me know and I will help you upload them.

Eclipse 4/14/14

Monday night was the total eclipse of the moon. Marvin Demmers (Butch) and I spent the week in Angels Camp with our wives.… Read the rest

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Greg Eckes

Blood Moon Coming

Monday night, April 14th, there will be a Total Eclipse of the Moon. An eclipse of the moon happens when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. This event is sometimes called a Blood Moon. During totality the color of the moon will appear  “blood red.” This effect is caused  by the sun’s rays passing through the Earth’s atmosphere at the edge of the Earth.… Read the rest

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