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 Post subject: Lunar Eclipse Tonight (2/20/08)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:50 am 
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The moon is to appear high in the southern sky when the Earth's shadow begins to travel across the lunar surface from left to right at 8:42p.m. Total eclipse is to last from 10p.m. to 10:51p.m., with the moon emerging from shadow at 12:09a.m. Unlike a solar eclipse, no special eye protection is necessary to watch the event, caused when the Earth comes between the sun and the moon.


http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/305129

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Times across America including animations.

http://shadowandsubstance.com/

As explained in a recent Science@NASA story, red isn't the only color to look for when the Moon glides through Earth's shadow. Observers of several recent lunar eclipses have reported a flash of turquoise. For example, note the upper left corner of the above photo taken by Jens Hackmann during the European lunar eclipse of March 2007.

The source of the turquoise is ozone. Earth's ozone layer absorbs red sunlight while allowing blue rays to pass. This has the effect of turning Earth's shadow turquoise-blue around the edges. Look for it during the first and last minutes of totality (10:01 pm EST and 10:51 pm EST).

* live webcasts: from the Canary Islands; from Norway; from Iran; from Columbus, Georgia; from the Netherlands; from Belgium; from Spain (1); from Spain (2);
* timetables: (pick your time zone) GMT, AST, EST, CST, MST, PST, Alaska, Hawaii
* discussion: chat about the eclipse
* NASA links: worldwide visibility, full story...................................

also on the below site,



SPY-SAT SIGHTINGS: Until USA 193 is shot down, it remains visible to sky watchers who know when to look. Amateur astronomer Dan Bush took this picture of USA-193 on the evening of Feb. 18th as it passed over Albany, Missouri:



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Thanks, im real stoked. Ive been wanting to get back into stargazing. My join the university club, im friends with the prez anyhow!

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Wouldn't you know it, we are overcast here. :( Looks like eclipse viewing is out. :cry:

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Wouldn't you know it, we are overcast here. :( Looks like eclipse viewing is out. :cry:



same here. Fucking syracuse weather.

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/space/02/2 ... index.html

There might be some good pics coming into the link.

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I'm so sorry guys, I should have gotten back on and updated some streaming video links I found. It was overcast here for the time leading up to the eclipse, but I was SO excited that it cleared up for about 10 minutes during the total eclipse and I was able to stand in my front yard starring at it for the whole time. It was so beautiful.

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