Lunar Eclipse, Weds. 2/20/08, 9 pm cst (1 Viewer)

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Noticing the interest generated in the space shuttle return view thread, I thought I'd start one for info on tomorrow night's Total Lunar Eclipse. It is rare that we are treated to a total eclipse of the moon and well worth observing. This isn't as rare as a total solar eclipse, but is quite spectacular, none the less.

The eclipse begins just before 9 pm central standard time and lasts roughly an hour. Most of North America should able to see the totality event.

Check this site for specifics:
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/lunar.html

A lunar eclipse may be reddish in color if our planet's volcanoes have been quiet over the last year, yielding less volcanic dust in the upper atmosphere to deflect sunlight.
 

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yeah, I've been looking forward to it since it'd be the first one the kids really got to see. but it's supposed to be cloudy (if not raining) here :mad:
 

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Going on right now. It's partly cloudy up here in KY but hopefully you'll be able to see it.
 

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i can see it now in gulfport,ms...nifty
 

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It's cloudy here in St Martinville...:rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant:

The last time they had one it was the same thing, cloudy....:angryrazz: :angryrazz:
 

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Its cloudy here. I can still see it, but its not nearly as cool as it could have been had the sky been clear....
 

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Total cloud cover.... bummer...

Joe
 

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Same here, Joe. My 4th grader has been looking forward to this for weeks, and he is so disappointed. It's been raining here on and off with a heavy cloud cover, so we're getting absolutely nothing. :(
 

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I see a lot of us were covered with clouds. If someone got a good shot of this will they post a pic for those of us who didnt get to see it? :)
 

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I should have busted out my crappy camera. It was really clear for the second half of it. I missed the middle when it turned red though.

Standing outside it what felt like 10 F weather in just a tshirt, I was mezmorized by it.
 

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It was cloudy here, but here's a composite picture that I took of the total eclipse from Oct 27, 2004:

 

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