Lunar Eclipse this Saturday

I’m not an astronomer, but I do love looking at the night sky when things are afoot. I love seeing planets in the distance or the beautiful harvest moon in the fall. Well, this coming Saturday, you too will have the opportunity to see a cool phenomena (if the weather allows.)
A lunar eclipse is when the the earth comes between the moon and the sun. Per NASA: “Rays of sunlight bend around the edge of Earth, filtering through the atmosphere.” The moon then appears reddish. The eclipse will be visible from all seven continents. Some may see a full eclipse all day, whereas others will only get it at moonrise or moonset. We on the west coast will get the eclipse at moonrise. Again from NASA – “Observing tip: Find a place with a clear view of the eastern horizon and station yourself there at sunset. As the sun goes down behind you, a red moon will rise before your eyes.” The next opportunity will be in 2025.
More info from NASA
Lunar Eclipse
Saturday, March 3, 2007

1 Comment so far

  1. atlas (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

    thanks for the heads up… let’s hope the weather cooperates

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