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"J. Marie Metz" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:39:33 -0400
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Thanks for the images!  WOW!!


On 8/29/07 9:22 AM, "Geoff Thompson" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We saw a wonderful total lunar eclipse at about 8.00 pm local time, on a
> nice warm late-winter night. The moon went deep-dark red and then almost
> disappeared completely.
> I was watching from Brisbane and some of the photos in the second link show
> exactly what we saw.
> Cheers,
> Geoff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Ippolito" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 12:43 AM
>> From Planetarium guru, Joe Rao...
>> The second total lunar eclipse of 2007 happens in the hours just  before
>> sunrise early on Tuesday morning. For most North Americans,  the event
>> takes place with the Moon sinking low in the southwest sky  before or
>> during dawn.
>> A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon form a  nearly
>> straight line in space, so that the full Moon passes through  Earth's
>> shadow. Unlike a solar eclipse, which requires special  equipment to
>> observe safely, you can watch a lunar eclipse with your  unaided eyes.
>> Binoculars or a telescope will enhance the view  dramatically.
>> As the Moon begins to move into the central and darkest part of  Earth's
>> shadow, called the the umbra, at 4:51 a.m. local time, there  will be an
>> obvious and ever-larger "bite" appearing on the upper-left  part of the
>> full Moon. The partial eclipse will then be under way.
>> Here in Greater New York area the Moon will be quite low to the  southwest
>> horizon when it begins to enter the Earth's umbra.  The sky  will become
>> quite bright before totality even starts at 5:52 a.m., so  we'll see the
>> Moon approach the horizon, ultimately becoming lost in  the light of dawn
>> probably before it finally becomes immersed in the  Earth's shadow.
>> The previous total lunar eclipse, last March 3rd, favored eastern  North
>> America and Europe. The next one, on February 20, 2008, will be  situated
>> high in the sky to give virtually everyone in the Americas a  good view of
>> it.
>> Lastly . . . there will be a full webcast of the eclipse as seen from  Las
>> Vegas, Nevada. This is streaming video with audio and chatroom.   Go to:
>> Just click on "view the webcast"
>> -- 
>> Frank Ippolito
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>> Div. Vertebrate Paleontology
>> American Museum of Natural History
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