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The end is nigh, Engadget readers: a triumvirate of celestial events is happening simultaneously. Okay, that might be a bit of an overstatement, but until we hit the other side of today's supermoon, spring equinox (yay!) and total solar eclipse, we just won't know. As The Wall Street Journal tells...

March 20th 2015 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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The term "supermoon" is one borrowed from astrology. Scientists would prefer to call the phenomenon a perigee moon, or perigee-syzygy of the Earth-moon-sun system. In lay terms, it's when a full moon coincides with its closest approach to Earth. There was one this weekend, which caught the attenti...

July 14th 2014 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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Scale models of manmade wonders are usually the stuff of gimmicky travel souvenirs, but could you resist a faithful replica that was a topographic clone of our closest celestial body? We didn't think so. Dedicated to the super moon that brought his catastrophe-stricken nation comfort, Japanese de...

June 30th 2011 at 8:43am 0 Comments