logo
g
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Natural Living
Folklore and Mythology
Baptist
Florida
Cosmetics
Distance Learning
Reading


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Astronomy Site

BellaOnline's Astronomy Editor

g

March 16 2015 Astronomy Newsletter


Hi everybody

Here's the latest article from the Astronomy site at BellaOnline.com.

Saint Patrick's Day – Wearing the Cosmic Green
Saint Patrick's Day is associated with the shamrock and the color green. Although there don't seem to be any cosmic shamrocks, there are many green phenomena in the skies. Discover a beautiful green nebula, what excites electrons and why con men sold “comet pills”.

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300945.asp

*March Equinox*
The vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere (autumn equinox in the southern hemisphere) is coming early this year. It will occur on Friday, March 20. You can read more about the spring equinox and some of its festivals here: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182925.asp

*Solar Eclipse on the Equinox*
There will be a solar eclipse on the vernal equinox - first day of spring – visible in parts of the northern hemisphere. The last time there was a total solar eclipse on day of the spring equinox was in the 17th century.

North Americans will miss out completely on this eclipse, though there are some good ones coming up in a few years which will be visible there. The only land area where totality might be seen is the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian island of Svalbard. However there's a partial eclipse for all of Europe, parts of north Africa, the Middle East and north central Asia. All that's needed is some clear sky and some eclipse viewers. Here's a map showing the path of the eclipse: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/250090585534189309/

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is lined up between the Sun and the Earth so that it blocks the Sun. This is a kind of syzygy. Syzygy is explained here: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art300637.asp And more about solar eclipses here: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28395.asp

*Happy Birthday, Caroline Herschel*
Caroline Herschel was born on March 16, 1750. She was an intelligent young woman trapped in domestic servitude by her mother. Her brother William rescued her and trained her as a singer. But after he discovered the planet Uranus, the two of them ended up forming a great partnership whose work revolutionized the study of astronomy. Besides assisting her brother, Caroline discovered a number of comets, galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. You can read more about here here: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art32051.asp

Please visit astronomy.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Astronomy.

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this email message. I welcome your feedback!

Do pass this message along to family and friends who might also be interested. Remember it's free and without obligation.

I wish you clear skies.

Mona Evans, Astronomy Editor
http://astronomy.bellaonline.com

One of hundreds of sites at BellaOnline.com
.



Unsubscribe from the Astronomy Newsletter

Online Newsletter Archive for Astronomy Site

Master List of BellaOnline Newsletters



g

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Astronomy Newsletter

g features
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017

Doodling Spacecraft

Taurids – Halloween Fireballs

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2016 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor