Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More on the Total Lunar Eclipse (happening soon!)

For the U.S.:

"The moon will enter Earth's umbral shadow (the full shadow) at 8:43 p.m. ET (that's 7:43 p.m. Central, 6:43 p.m. Mountain and 5:43 p.m. Pacific) on Wednesday, Feb. 20. It will appear as though an ever-larger bite is being taken out of the moon.

Some 78 minutes later, the moon will slip into full eclipse. About 51 minutes later, a bright scallop will appear as the moon starts emerging. It will be completely out of the umbral shadow at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time, which is 12:09 a.m. ET on Thursday morning."

That was taken from this article at

Also!!! Regulus and Saturn will be visible at the same time - see this page at

Time to go get my camera ready!

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