That line was uttered in the movie “Apollo 13,” but could also be applied to the daring eclipse observations that NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will do of the moon’s surface on Sunday.
Sunday’s eclipse is special as it follows three other total lunar eclipses in the past 18 months (usually you don’t get that many in a row) and the moon will be at its closest point in its orbit to Earth, making it slightly bigger in the sky than usual — an event popularly known as a “Supermoon.”
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10:54 Total solar eclipse transforms Illinois town into a celestial Super Bowl28
09:00 The New York Times is hosting a week-long cruise for crossword puzzle enthusiasts26
22:00 Michael Douglas to become first-time grandfather!9