Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse!

There is a Lunar Eclipse tonight starting at 10 PM. I know this post is kind of on the late side, but go outside right now and check it out! I just spent a half hour on the roof, and I know it's cold, but it's worth it. Apparently, it's the last total eclipse until 2010.

"If there are extra particles in the atmosphere, from say a recent volcanic eruption, the moon will appear a darker shade of red."

The redness occurs because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. The effect is to cast all the planet's sunrises and sunsets on the moon."

I think that is absolutely beautiful.

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Flying out of this World said...

Thanks for posting this. Last August I saw my first total eclipse of the moon...yes, the color is amazing, as is the fact that you can really see that the moon is a sphere...not just a disk of light!!

Can't wait to hear your impressions!

Melody said...

I didn't know it was tonight, but someone shouted out to me to look up while i was scrubbing ice off my car and it's just beautiful.