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Full lunar eclipse tonight..
"You have two options: Stay up Late or Get up Early!It's been over thirty months since the continental United States in it's entirety has been able to view a total lunar eclipse. Keep your eyes on the sky next Tuesday morning, December 21st. The moon will hit a particular point in its orbiting cycle so that the Earth will be directly in line with it and our sun, giving us a total lunar eclipse. Keep an eye on the top left edge, where NASA states the "Earth's shadow will appear as a dark red bite at the edge of the lunar disk." Unlike a solar eclipse where the corona of the sun in its full brilliance will burn your retinas; looking at a lunar eclipse requires no special eye wear or protection. NASA states that the eclipse cycle is expected to last over three hours and will commence at approximately 1:33 a.m. EST (pay attention to upper left edge) and end just after 5:00 a.m. EST with the moon reaching a vibrant coppery-red coloration at about 3:17 a.m. at Mid-Eclipse. The moon will be completely in shadow from about 2:40 a.m. EST to 3:54 a.m."
Im in a city - so will not likely get a great view, so how about we have a thread where we post the photos we catch of what we do see?
sf, did you see this thread? http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/62552
I think it would be great to have a thread for pics, observations. I think I'm going to make a pot of tea...
this glass of wine is not helping.
the view here right now is very clear, the moon is directly overhead.
I hadnt seen that thread, I was trying real hard to avoid the forums and get some work done!
But I failed, ended up wandering around outside in my pajamas trying to get a good vantage point.
The Sky is just white everywhere, a picture would look just like this box.
I got cold and came in ..now I would def love to see some good photos!
Staying up wont be an issue, the nice red haze occurs right around my natural bedtime
the red haze is definitely during some serious sleep time for me.. not sure how I'm going to do. I just walked outside again. the moon light on the pool is beautiful, you can see shadows of the leaves that are scattered on top of the screen and the moon is bright.
It's pouring rain like crazy here in Pasadena . . . has been for the past few days! No way could we see an eclipse tonight. You would get your eyes washed out . . . great evening for people with dry tear ducts.
Overcast here in South Texas (and I'd have to venture from my house because I have heavy tree cover).
Im going for a second try
a friend points out that a tripod may be necessary to get a good photo
it was a celestial art show. I went in my backyard, covered up with a couple blankets and laid on the park bench and watched it until it was total. it was beautiful, I also saw a shooting star, did anyone else see that? the night was so clear here I could see certain constellations.
it was an awesome experience.. very peaceful.
I don't know what my pics will look like. they don't look so dramatic on the screen. I'll upload them later when I'm done working.
by Stacie L7 years ago
Amazing spectacle: Total lunar eclipse Monday nightYou may be able to see it from your backyard, if weather is favorableImage: Eclipse chartStarry Night SoftwareSeen from Central Park in New York at 4:30 a.m., the...
by sobhy7 years ago
The Earth casts a long shadow behind the side facing the sun. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon enters the Earth's shadow. This shadow has two parts: the known completely in the shadow of the umbra and the partial...
by tvs2903 years ago
Whats so special about today's Lunar Eclipse?
by Beth Perry4 years ago
Who is planning to watch the blood moon lunar eclipse tonight?I'm going to try and watch it -3AM EST- but we have a very cloudy sky tonight, so not sure if the view will be much. Anyone else going to try and see it?
by rmcrayne6 years ago
How cool is this?! My sister texted me, and my brother took some pictures. I guess it's called a lunar halo. http://www.farmersalmanac.com/astronomy … -the-moon/
by maw1628 years ago
how lunar eclipse formed?
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