Skip to comments.Lunar eclipse to occur Wednesday night - Last lunar eclipse in years (until 2010)
Posted on 02/20/2008 3:36:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Isn't there a comet visible now as well?
Errant satellite shot down. Link at post #91. BREAKING NEWS ALL OVER FR!
I'd start with sci.astro.amateur. That group seems to have enough normal helpful people with experience, in amongst the trolls.
“Thank you for the link! What a wonderful visual explanation for the kids!”
Yep! My six year old son learned loved the site, and then loved watching it live.
Somebody beat me to the great line of the night.
“For the first time in the last hour, I am proud of my country.”
Moon revealing itself now. What a sight!
Moon out of totality, a thin sliver now.
Do I have to start howling again?
We stood outside in our driveway and watched the moon eclipse. The moon was just over the top of our house. Very cold.
Have been watching it — awesome.
Hope you all got to see it too.
Errant satellite shot down - great news!
I got to see the whole thing; skies were clear as could be here in the Philly burbs.
It looks like a quarter moon now, except the light area is on the southeast side and I can’t figure out why.
Errant? Try defective.
Hmm. The light MUST originate with the sun, so I guess the earth has spun to a point where the sun has actually made it’s way around to the east side and is “coming up”. It’s hard to imagine, given it’s only 11:30 pm here. But that’s obviously it.
A more precise adjective for sure. I borrowed the words from the title in this thread...
Thanks Calvin Locke.
This really ticks me off. I have a brand new 8” Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and it’s completely overcast tonight here in Knoxville, TN. The only good thing is it looks like we’re going to get a lot of rain in the next two days.
Thanks, I will check into that.
So disappointed, clear skies have given way to clouds here in NJ.
Wonderful live, too! Here, in western PA, we were supposed to have clouds, but they cleared up enough to watch it. Not clear enough to get a good look at Saturn and Regulus, though. I went out briefly, around 10.45 - it's soooo cold here tonight, crunchy cold.
It was awesome from here in the Central Valley of California!
Saturn was pretty cool, too.
What a fabulous solar system we have been given!
I did!! I can’t believe how the skies cleared and we had a terrific view thru a set of skylights in our sunroom. Our neighbors came over and they have a gadget they use for bird watching. It was set up on our deck and looking at the moon through it was spectacular. I’m so glad we got to see it. Just beautiful!!
I’ve got skylights so we were able to watch the eclipse through them. It was cold but the sky was very clear. A beautiful sight!