Unusually brief ‘blood moon’ lunar eclipse happens this Saturday

April 2, 2015 by  
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In just a few days, unusually brief total lunar eclipse will delight skywatchers in North America, Australia and East Asia. Expected on April 4, the total eclipse will be its strongest at 6:34 am ET, with shadows beginning as early as 4:35 am. At this time, the Sun, Earth and Moon will be aligned so that the Moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, creating a red effect called a Blood moon . Unlike the total solar eclipse that happened on March 20 in parts of Europe, a total lunar eclipse can be viewed with the naked eye, without protective equipment. The blood moon will be visible for 12 minutes early morning on Saturday, and because of its brevity is expected to appear as a deeper red than other lunar eclipses. Via Phys.org Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Blood Moon , brief lunar eclipse , eco design , green design , lunar eclipse , sustainable design

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Architect Sarosh Mulla leads 88 volunteers to construct Longbush Ecosanctuary’s minimalist timber shelter

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How to Watch the Blood Moon Rising Across North America Tonight

October 7, 2014 by  
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If you’re loony about lunar events, you’ll be excited to hear that there’s a blood moon rising tonight – or early Wednesday morning to be exact. Blood moons are caused by light reflecting off the Earth’s surface during a full moon eclipse – and the one taking place in the wee hours of Wednesday morning is the second of four eclipses happening this year. According to NPR , the eclipse will be visible across North America – but will be seen best by those in the central and western parts of the continent. Read on for the best time to turn your eyes to the sky to catch this cosmic event. Read the rest of How to Watch the Blood Moon Rising Across North America Tonight Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronomy , Blood Moon , eclipse , griffith , lunar eclipse , observatory , phenomenon , Stellar , tetrad , virtual telescope

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The Natural Symphony Housing Project Conceptualizes Self-Sustainability in Architecture

October 7, 2014 by  
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    Designed by  Cristian Ferrera Architecture , “Natural Symphony” is an exploration of architectural sustainability, with a prototype designed to house four people per unit. Centered around a large prism-shaped space for common use, there are stairs and elevators that spread out towards the individual units, with decks between each of the nine levels. On the outside, cells harness wind energy through tubular conduits, while solar photovoltaic cells cover the roof. These two energy sources can provide up to 50 percent of the housing system’s energy needs, and there are also areas intended for rainwater collection to be used in greywater systems . This project was recently selected to be featured at the  International Architecture Biennale in Argentina  this November, 2014. + Cristian Ferrera Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Argentina , Cristian Ferrera , greywater , International Architecture , International Architecture Biennale in Argentina , Natural Symphony , rainwater collection , solar panels , Solar Power , Sustainability , wind cells , wind energy

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