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Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Eclipse of the Moon Tonight

"A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from South America and most of North America (on Feb. 20) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on Feb. 21). During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon's disk can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and (rarely) very dark gray." - NASA website

It starts around 10 pm for those of us on the East Coast. A friend emailed me the following instructions: When you see it, make three wishes... one for your own wisdom and growth... one for the wellbeing of a loved one... and one for the world!

Update: it's 9:15 and it's already started here, so scratch the 10 pm start time!

Update #2: Check out Marta's blog for some amazing photos!

It was partly cloudy here so visibility wasn't perfect, but the clouds were blowing by fast and the eclipse kept coming in and out of view - very cool. The moon looked kind of pinkish/red during the totality phase.

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Comments (6)

Kim:

Ooh - I was told it starts at 8:45, with totality around 9:30 and lasting for about 50 minutes. Hopefully the clouds stay at bay until then.

Hi Kim,

I just went outside and looked and I think your times are right...it's started already!

Sandra:

Man, I better get up on the roof! One of my colleauges was talking about this eclipse ALL DAY! So I don't want to miss it!

They announced on the radio that it was happening while I was driving home from work. Too bad we missed it here (still daylight with lots of clouds). Hope everyone enjoyed it!!

It happened just as I got home. For once, we had a clear winter night here in the Seattle area. I got some pictures and posted them on my blog. Definitely a very cool sight.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Missed it! I'll go mosey over to Marta's blog to check it out!

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