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And Everything Under The Sun is in Maroon

Thank you, Brian, for making me aware of the upcoming Lunar Eclipse. This stuff fascinates me. I’ll be working to coordinate a gathering of early risers to join me in getting up to see this through a telescope, and capture it on film as well. This promises to be really something unique.

Early Tuesday morning, August 28th, there’s going to be a colorful lunar eclipse visible from five continents including most of North America. The event begins 54 minutes past midnight PDT on August 28th when the Moon enters Earth’s shadow. At first, there’s little change. The outskirts of Earth’s shadow are as pale as the Moon itself; an onlooker might not even realize anything is happening. But as the Moon penetrates deeper, a startling metamorphosis occurs. Around 2:52 am PDT the color of the Moon changes from moondust-gray to sunset-red. This is totality, and it lasts for 90 minutes.

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Written by gsm

08/17/2007 at 2:39 pm

Posted in  Miscellaneous 

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