Wednesday, February 20, 2008

lunar eclipse tonight

Tonight's full moon will get colorful, thanks to a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010. A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow, giving it a reddish cast. Totality and maximum beauty happens at 9:26 pm CST. The moon starts to go into shadow about 8 p.m. CST.

Look for another color. Some observers of recent lunar eclipses have noted a flash of turquoise on either side of totality, around 9:01 p.m. CST and 9:51 p.m. CST.

No special equipment is required, just your own eyes. Go outside and take a look.

Click here for more detail and graphics in a NASA bulletin.


Jocelyn said...

Driving home tonight the moon was AMAZING- huge and very low.

Fargo said...

The upside of having such a cold clear night is getting beautiful viewing conditions. The moon was a deep rusty red at totality. Gorgeous show!

deafguy said...

We were out with our 10 year old in Touhy park, watching the moon fade away. She seemed more interested in playing on the ice in the dark.

It was COLD!

Another father was out with his kid and a telescope. They didn't last long either.

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