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Looking forward to tonight’s supermoon? 🌝 What makes it so super in the first place?

A supermoon is a full Moon occurring near or at the time when the Moon is at its closest point in its orbit around Earth — making it slightly brighter and larger. More Moon facts: https://go.nasa.gov/2UPssZ2
Looking forward to tonight’s supermoon? 🌝 What makes it so super
3 hours ago
I live in Pennsylvania. 9 times out of 10 for these amazing moments, it's overcast or raining.  12 
1 hour ago
Jeffrey Tarman I know!!! Right!!! I did see the space station fly over!  2 
3 hours ago
ditto in New England.  1 
1 hour ago
Yep western pa. Not a chance  1 
1 hour ago
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1 hour ago
same here in michigan
1 hour ago
Jeffrey Tarman
3 hours ago
The closer it gets the more it influences the oceans and seas, and by extension our own electromagnetic fields and body’s.  9 
2 hours ago
Matthew LaBossiere you didn't do well in grade school. Did you?! Just enlighten us all how much closer the moon is during this Epic Event! Ffs  3 
2 hours ago
Matthew LaBossiere our bodies are made of mostly water so yeah it would affect us also.  1 
2 hours ago
Matthew LaBossiere what do u mean by extension our own body electromagnetic fields & bodys
2 hours ago
Matthew LaBossiere more volcanoe eruption
2 hours ago
Matthew LaBossiere like 5g
2 hours ago
Ana Deen'z that’s nature for you.
1 hour ago
This full moon is particularly "super" because it marks two significant anniversaries in Jewish and Christian tradition -- it was by the light of this moon that Israel escaped from Egyptian slavery some three and a half centuries ago (Passover), and it was during this moon that Jesus Christ's passion began about two millennia ago (Maundy Thursday/Good Friday).  7 
10 minutes ago
also, for anyone wondering, that's the 1:1 scale replica of The Parthenon in the middle of Nashville, TN. 🙂  1 
38 minutes ago
I enjoyed seeing it last night and it should be great tonight. Its very clear here.
2 hours ago
Great to see, made even better by being able to view the Sea of Tranquility and Taurus-Littrow!
1 hour ago
The full moon is a perfectly LOUSY time to see those two landing sites (no shadowing). They are best viewed when the moon is around two days before first quarter phase or a waning gibbous moon three or four days after full phase.
    
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Watch live as three space travelers launch to the International Space Station. 🚀 Astronaut Chris Cassidy of NASA and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will lift off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft at 4:05 a.m. EDT on a four-orbit, six-hour journey to our orbiting laboratory.

This will be the third spaceflight for both Cassidy and Ivanishin and the first for Vagner. During their mission on the station, they'll welcome NASA's Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon, which is currently targeted to launch no earlier than mid-to-late May.
5 hours ago
Got to see the ISS, last night. Was pretty awesome. Only the 2nd time I've ever seen it.  6 
3 hours ago
Victor T Hefner Jr. Or you could just get the iss app.
4 hours ago
Victor T Hefner Jr. There is a nice software for linux. gpredict where you can see the iss and many more sats
4 hours ago
Well Pam, i partially agree with you. NASA has paid 3.9 billion USD to roscosmos for the use of its soyuz capsule, which was designed by soviet union and is roughly 35 years old. But since the reitrement of our space shuttle program, we don’t have an option but to ‘rent’ the soyuz capsule for mission to and fro ISS. I think its about time NASA completes the new SLS.  1 
    
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Add your own creative vision to our Exoplanet Travel Bureau posters, now available as coloring pages🖍️🎨: https://go.nasa.gov/3aS06Dc
6 hours ago
We have these on exhibit at The InfoAge Space Exploration Center!
3 hours ago
PERFECT LEARNING & CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FROM NASA!
6 hours ago
Not that I am running out of things to do - but these are some beauties.
4 hours ago
Hmmm I started a space travel agency about a year ago, "Fly NASA. May be we can work together...😂😁 These posters are great.
6 hours ago
Cool! Angelica Nelson - space coloring pages! Maybe for you & Mike. LOL There are a few that Spencer could do too.. :) (I'm assuming you have a printer at home ... if not I'll just stop. LOL)
3 hours ago
Bonnie Rhea haha oh those look fun! And we actually just got a printer at home thanks to us working from home lol  1 
3 hours ago
Me too...that's why I assumed you had one too. LOL
2 hours ago
Awesome way to learn. From an Art teacher doing art snd creating opens the right side of the brain and great for everyone!!
    
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📷 Why do astronauts take photos of Earth from space?
🗺️ How do you choose which places you photograph?
🕵️ What changes on Earth can you see from space?

Comment below ⤵️ to let us know what questions you’d like NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy to answer from the International Space Station on #EarthDay. Later this week, he launches on a four-orbit, six-hour journey to our orbiting laboratory where he’ll see our home planet from 250 miles above.
6 hours ago
Sheepy Sheeplestein - The ISS crew is lucky for being super safe from the Pandemic here on the ground !
7 hours ago
How does space look like from the ISS? You always show us pictures of the Earth. But what about the “other” side  1 
2 hours ago
Suzett Hiemstra hopefully they send us some really nice pictures taken from the station
3 hours ago
Roberto Rábago yes. I'm also curious!
2 hours ago
When you're in a semi-fetal position, you can turn your upper body, then turn your lower body to catch up with your upper, then repeat until you're back where you started right? What decides which part is anchored and which turns?
1 hour ago
What are you talking about
2 hours ago
I love this ❤️ Guy his dream came true . thanks NASA Thursday launch to the ISS at what time?
6 hours ago
Hello Chris, Greetings to you all. How do you calculate time in space, is it relevant to time on earth and do you have working and resting hours.
6 hours ago
Hello Chris! This may be a trivial question, but do you have plants or flowers on the ISS to add a little life to the place besides humans. Also how do you notice or see the change of seasons on Earth from space?
4 hours ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Thanks for your great questions! Here's a look at what's growing in space aboard our orbiting laboratory: https://www.flickr.c...2157709539678606  3 
4 hours ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Wow! Thank you very much for the prompt reply! I never saw these amazing photos before! Scott Kelly is even smelling flowers! SIMPLY AMAZING!
    
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It was a mission burdened with problems from the beginning. But failure was not an option.

For the #Apollo50th anniversary, we're premiering our Apollo 13 documentary “Home Safe” on Friday, Apr. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT on NASA TV. Set a reminder to watch: https://youtu.be/ySXZ5qOJODA
9 hours ago
Jim Lovell sent me a congratulatory letter when I got attained Eagle Scout. Always been a personal hero of mine  5 
8 hours ago
University of Hartford and Pratt & Whitney’s own, the late Jack Swigert. Jack the Hawk flew higher(along with Haise and Lovell) than any human has ever flown.  1 
9 hours ago
I'm so confused as to how we can watch this...  1 
6 hours ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Hello! To see the premiere this Friday at 8PM, tune in to watch NASA TV here: https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv  2 
8 hours ago
Kath Newt I will look again.  1 
3 hours ago
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Channel guide on Xfinity (205) shows Best views and commentary of Shuttle launches in that time slot???
5 hours ago
In the UK....it's 1am on Saturday morning x
9 hours ago
Google NASA TV and then watch online at their site
8 hours ago
How to be a real astronaut of NASA ?  1 
2 hours ago
Chouaib Makroum lo primero y más importante es tener dinero..!😄
9 hours ago
There's also a movie called Apollo 13 starring Tom Hanks portraying as Jim Lovell
8 hours ago
Is it will be available with subtitles in spanish???
6 hours ago
Fabián Noé F F no lo creo 🙂
    
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A #Dragon is making its way back home 🐉

On Tues., April 7, SpaceX’s #Dragon spacecraft will depart from the International Space Station filled with more than 4,000 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo. The flight controllers at mission control in Houston will issue commands to release Dragon using the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm. NASA Astronaut Andrew Morgan will back up the ground controllers as the spacecraft departs the orbital laboratory. Tune in to watch our coverage.
12 hours ago
Watching from Dunfermline in Scotland. Sending love and good wishes to everyone wherever you may be in this further apart, yet closer together world 🌍  61 
11 hours ago
wv. usa here  2 
9 hours ago
👍  1 
10 hours ago
Lesley Mair 👍  1 
8 hours ago
Ciao Lesley enjoy the evening!  1 
10 hours ago
Across the river in Grangemouth Lesley, using the smartphone app.  1 
10 hours ago
Lesley Mair ... ACH aye!! 👍😁🍻
12 hours ago
I still am amazed that all I need to do to see space is go on my smartphone and then BOOM! Live feed from a shuttle.  47 
12 hours ago
Isn't it great? I saw the first moon landing, and now I can watch this stuff on my phone!!😀  32 
11 hours ago
It was on tv Brian Kisiel  3 
12 hours ago
No more shuttle.  1 
11 hours ago
Ken Coleman I did too on TV. I was 14 yrs old.  1 
12 hours ago
You listened to the moon landing
11 hours ago
Indeed
12 hours ago
Finally! Something to watch that is literally out of this world! I need a break from Earth.  34 
12 hours ago
good one
12 hours ago
Yeah! Absolutely
11 hours ago
Lorainne Gragg hahaha
11 hours ago
Amazing we can watch something in space while sitting in our homes on planet Earth!!! Isn't technology incredible! Go NASA!  19 
7 hours ago
🕊 ⚕️ ⚖️ 🌐 🤝 ✔️ ✅ 🧘‍♂️
11 hours ago
Watching from Englewood TN...super proud of nasa and space force!!  16 
11 hours ago
Is not an easy process y’all! Don’t expect fire works! To me this is AMAZING!  10 
7 hours ago
🕊 ⚕️ ⚖️ 🌐 🤝 ✔️ ✅ 🧘‍♂️
    
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👩‍🚀📚 Today at 4 p.m. EDT, Astronaut Story Time from Earth continues.

Astronaut Christina Koch will read "Rosie Revere, Engineer" on Instagram Live. Follow @Astro_Christina to enjoy #NASAatHome: https://instagram.com/astro_christina
👩‍🚀📚 Today at 4 p.m. EDT, Astronaut Story Time from Earth c
14 hours ago
Dear Christina,your photos are wonderful.You are the role model for all the young generation of astronauts.Your genuine contribution to space exploration,keen aquisition of knowledge, based on research, findings and observations,as well as enthusiasm for sharing,are amazing.  3 
14 hours ago
Thank God for your wonderful humanitarian services and great mission.  1 
14 hours ago
Your services are amazing and supportive.
11 hours ago
Old & New from Future to Past recordings is great sleep meditation. 👌🏼
1 day ago
I thank Allàh for you and I thank you for your work as a family .
1 day ago
Great photo thanks Christina stay safe💕💕
    
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🎙️Need a new podcast? #NASAatHome has you covered. NASA's Curious Universe takes you on adventures from the Amazon rainforest, to faraway galaxies, to a dive into our astronaut training pool: https://go.nasa.gov/3aPuvSt
Subscribe for a new episode each Monday: https://go.nasa.gov/3aO1s1L
🎙️Need a new podcast? #NASAatHome has you covered. NASA's Curious
1 day ago
UK space force - Making Monday's great again👍
1 day ago
Anyone else first glance read of the graphic was CoronaVirus ?  6 
21 hours ago
Peter Dearman nope.. I read Curious
12 hours ago
I saw it as Coronoavirus, it's everywhere my mind is just going straight to that. 😭😭
1 day ago
Emma Morgan I remember you saying a kid likes space? This could be up their alley? I’m about to download it if you need it to be adult checked!  1 
1 day ago
Thanks dude! Yep, have a space loving kid. I'll let him download it, the vetting of things never happens in our house!
1 day ago
is there a pandemic out there NASA?
17 hours ago
Van Huynh what?
22 hours ago
La NASA mdr et vous en faite quoi de la forêt amazonienne vous êtes fort pour sortir de la terre mes ce qui ce passe sur terre vos yeux reste dans les étoiles.
1 day ago
Can't spell NASA's curious universe without coronavirus.
13 hours ago
Pete Lemmon you couldn't even make an anagram with that ...
12 hours ago
Pete Lemmon at a quick glance that’s what I thought this picture said!
    
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If you can, tomorrow night is the perfect time to look outside and #ObserveTheMoon. The April 7 full Moon will appear larger than brighter than usual — it's a supermoon! 🌕 But what's so special about it? 🤔 Lunar scientist Sarah Noble explains: https://youtu.be/qBELMgZkeQo
1 day ago
Darn! I won't be able to see it cause it's gonna be cloudy and rainy in my area!😥  5 
1 day ago
Go out tonight instead!  1 
7 hours ago
Diane Parra our area to 😿
20 hours ago
Diane Parra missed an ISS flyover tonight because of rainy skies. Darn that weather!
20 hours ago
Last night moon so unusual /ring around it and rainbow haze. So pretty.  1 
1 day ago
today I had the vision of natural disasters like waves and earthquakes. I did some research to find out where these earthquakes, in most cases, occur in the circle of fire. How the controls are adapting to these events.
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Borusia Mund I think your research may not have been complete enough.  2 
1 day ago
Thanks! Too cloudy in my area too 😥
1 day ago
Zazou Isa how do you know? You realise it's tomorrow?
18 hours ago
Try to watch maybe it'll be brighter than the cloudy weather colour.
1 day ago
Thanks
1 day ago
Gary Acton Yep ! I realised some second after I made the comment
18 hours ago
And please let us know🙂
1 day ago
Thank you, I will be calling my moon watching buddies, and get ready.
18 hours ago
Nice.
1 day ago
*here's hoping that the sky won't be cloudy* *haven't had luck....
    

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