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.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Ippolito" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 12:43 AM
> Subject: [SCIART] TAN: ECLIPSE OF THE MOON AT DAWN ON TUESDAY
>> 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
>> 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
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