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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Southwestern Ohio (greater Cincinnati area) clear sky, and temperatures in the teens. Nearly 90% lunar eclipse at this point ... excellent viewing.
Abnormally, a clear sky in Pittsburgh.
“...and my kids are freaking out..”
I think it was on AOL last week where they had an interesting article on Christopher Columbus and how he used his maritime charts which predicted a lunar eclipse to scare the Indians into helping him. I suppose google it and it will bring up some things the kids will enjoy.
Here under a clear sky ... the moon is completely in the earth’s shadow @ 10PM eastern.
Seattle partly cloudy
Saved his life according to him. Knowledge is power.
We be totalized! Beautiful evening here south of Seattle, just a few minor wisps of clouds to the East.
It’s not really very red yet, maybe mod-eclipse!
We have some high spots of clouds here but the vision was fine. Neat stuff.
Perfect cloudless night — at total eclipse — here in Cross Junction, VA. Beautiful sight.
Beautiful night here in St. Louis.
Barking Moonbats are quieted by the total eclipse right now.
Very good from my view right now in White Lake, Michigan
Looks great from NJ! My neck is killing me now!
I love lunar eclipses, being a creature of the night.
Twice in my life I had an extreme privilege watching the moon rise in totally clear skies while it was fully eclipsed. Once in central CA, and once in Thousand Islands.
But one morning in Seattle 20 some odd years back, I lived on the third floor of an apartment complex that looked due east towards sunrise.
As the sun came up there was very nearly an annular eclipse of the moon, it must have been only half an hour or so after the “official” new moon. The moon was a ring in the sky! But the odd thing was it wasn’t a “true” eclipse, the moon was still a few degrees away from the sun.
I’m watching it right now!
Did they launch? Any space junk yet? Local news here said we might see some stuff starting around 7:30 Pacific time.
Thanks for the link. Yes, a great site.
Clear and cold skies in MN, beautiful sight!
I should have spent a tad more and got an 8" dob.
It's about 13 above, so I settled for my 63mm binocs.
And the hole in the clouds stayed open for the last 15 minutes before totality.
Saturn's all but washed out.
Eastern/southeastern flanks are still a cream color, but the rest is getting pretty red as predicted!
TV said some of the debris could orbit for days so there would be like a meteor “cloud” in orbit.
Missile? Ha! I'm sure it's just a electrical malfunction in the center fuel tank...
Instead of one big piece of space junk, we’ll end up with thousands of pieces of space junk.
Oh well. I’m hoping for a successful shoot-down. I’m sure it will get a lot of attention from our “friends” around the world.
Great view from Dearborn, MI. Beautiful clear winter skies.
Didn’t stay outside too long. Glad my house has an eastern exposure and a big bay window.
LOL at your tag line!
Clear here in Northern Kentucky. It doesn’t look very red while looking out my window. I do see a bright star to the left of the moon. Is that likely to be Saturn or Regulus?
The moon is beautiful here, a brownish cream color.
Two hours ago it shone bright as the sun.
I have a Meade DS-114 on an EQ mount. DS, as in "Department Store". It's crap, but it did get me interested enough to buy the big dob. The "auto goto" never worked right, and now the battery pack is busted. The eq mount doesn't have any manual gears, and the focuser is the older .965" size, so the 'scope is essentially useless. I suppose if if I bought another mount for it it would still be usable. I do have a nice eyepice or two for it, and a set of filters.
Anyway, I'm with you: too cold to drag the big 'scope out to the back yard tonight, so I've been using my big bino's, too.
Beautiful, clear views from Indiana.
Cloudy and sleet here in Virginia Beach, VA. Bummer.
Hope you looked out later . Just like the photo outside Ocean City at 10:30pm.
I’m going outside to take another look!
If I don’t some back, it might mean I was hit by space junk!
Thanks. I have to give another FReeper credit, though. He posted it in a thread and I laughed until I cried! So, like Obama, I plagiarized it for my own. Hmm...better tweak it so I don't get "Blaired".
That’s Saturn to the lower left. Regulus is above the moon.
We’ve got it in sight here in Ocean County, NJ. Clouds moved out just in time!
Same here MM. Looking out a large upstairs bedroom window with a bench seat every so often...just a few steps away from my computer. Saw a most magnificant sunset tonight with my view of the entire western skyline while FReeping. What a great view. Life is good.
Sky clear, and COLD!
7 degree Fahrenheit!
Great view from the Eastern High Sierra of California too!
Tonight? Nada. Low cloud cover with only a poopy dim glow where the moon should be.
Major disappointment, dang it all.
You have my sympathies! About 42 here in Seattle.
Been there, dun that. I grew up in Western NY, and remember those third-week-in-January things.
I told my kids about Columbus tonight as we watched. They finally gave up and went to bed. We had a pretty clear view from inside on our back porch. It was too darn cold to take the telescope outside. I made them draw about it in their nature notebooks. Nothing like having school at 9:30 PM! :0)
I keep going outside. Brrr. The plane taking off from Metro are annoying as ever. A couple went right through my line of vision with binoculars.
Where’s the space junk? Are we gonna be able to see that in Michigan?
Thank you for the link! What a wonderful visual explanation for the kids!
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