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BIG LUNAR ECLIPSE..(Saturday morning, June 26th)
Soaceweather ^ | June 25th, 2010

Posted on 06/25/2010 1:58:50 PM PDT by TaraP

This Saturday morning, June 26th, there's going to be a lunar eclipse—and for many residents of the USA, it's going to be a big one.

The eclipse begins at 3:17 am PDT (10:17 UT) when the Moon enters the sunset-colored shadow of Earth. By 4:38 am PDT (11:38 UT), the moment of greatest eclipse, 54% of the Moon's diameter will be covered. From beginning to end, the event lasts almost three hours.

In Addition: A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole could reach Earth as early as June 26th.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eclipse; lunar; lunareclipse

1 posted on 06/25/2010 1:58:53 PM PDT by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Am I correct in assuming that the eastern part of the US will not be able to see anything, even with clear weather, because dawn will have already arrived?


2 posted on 06/25/2010 2:04:19 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: TaraP

save me some time....anything to view in Khonectikut


3 posted on 06/25/2010 2:04:19 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: justiceseeker93

woops disregared my prior trans.....(over)


4 posted on 06/25/2010 2:05:23 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: justiceseeker93

5 posted on 06/25/2010 2:08:16 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: TaraP

Big Lunar Eclipse?.....Big earthquake.


6 posted on 06/25/2010 2:08:37 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TaraP
I'm gonna follow it!

It may be total occurrence below the horizon but I'll keep my eye on it!

7 posted on 06/25/2010 2:09:53 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: TaraP

so 10:17 pm UT is 5:17 CDT? That measns it starts here in Chicago in about an hour?


8 posted on 06/25/2010 2:12:44 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

No...1:17 am. here in Chicago

Sorry


9 posted on 06/25/2010 2:13:35 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: TaraP

A lunar eclipse and a full moon all in one day.


10 posted on 06/25/2010 2:24:51 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

I believe lunar eclipses only happen at a full moon.


11 posted on 06/25/2010 2:46:52 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Thanks for the map. Please explain the meanings or P1, U1, U4, and P4.


12 posted on 06/25/2010 2:52:18 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: GATOR NAVY

Right! Not always eclipses, though. LOL, you’ll have to excuse me with all the lunar activity.


13 posted on 06/25/2010 2:54:05 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (The terrorists attacked us--and don't you forget it!)
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To: GATOR NAVY
I believe lunar eclipses only happen at full moon.

Yes, I believe you are correct, or at least very close to full moon.

14 posted on 06/25/2010 2:55:11 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Yes, I believe you are correct, or at least very close to full moon.

By virtue of the positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun at the time of a lunar eclipse, by definition, a lunar eclipse can only happen during a full moon. Conversely, a solar eclipse can only occur during a new moon.

15 posted on 06/25/2010 3:08:56 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (We will remember in November)
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To: So Cal Rocket

If anyone has a link to some place where the scientifically challenged can find the local times for this can they post it?

tia


16 posted on 06/25/2010 3:13:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: So Cal Rocket

Ack, I’m also reading challenged. It’s described above, sounds as though it starts at 3:17 Pacific time tomorrow morning.


17 posted on 06/25/2010 3:15:00 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: justiceseeker93
P stands for penumbra and U for umbra. If you were on the moon, the penumbral phase would mean that the sun was partly hidden by the earth. The umbral phase would mean the sun was completely hidden by the earth.

For earth-bound observers, the penumbral stage is not very striking--the moon's surface should be somewhat darker than normal but you're seeing a part of the moon that is still getting some sunlight. The umbral phase is darker and more noticeable.

From the map, it looks like the moon sets over Chicago shortly after the start of the umbral stage, so it may not be worth getting up early for. Even in the Pacific time zone, the eclipse will be partial--the earth's shadow will be noticeable but won't cover the entire earth-facing surface of the moon.

Two weeks from now (July 11) there will be total eclipse of the sun, but the path of totality goes mostly over the south Pacific--totality will be visible from Easter Island and from some remote parts of southern Chile and southern Argentina (assuming the skies are clear).

18 posted on 06/25/2010 4:28:30 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

The P1 line represents where the penumbra begins to be visible at moonset. The U1 line represents where the umbra begins to be visible at moonset. Between those two lines people can see only the penumbral phase. The U4 line represents where the umbral phase ends at moonset, and the P4 line where the penumbral phase ends at moonset. West of the P4 line people can see the entire eclipse...but of course it is only a partial eclipse.


19 posted on 06/25/2010 4:35:43 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Thanks for the info. I thought that was it but wasn’t sure. Now what do the “1” and “4” in the notion on the map indicate?


20 posted on 06/25/2010 4:36:34 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Verginius Rufus

Thanks for the info. I thought that was it but wasn’t sure. Now what do the “1” and “4” in the notation on the map indicate?


21 posted on 06/25/2010 4:36:52 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Verginius Rufus

OK, you answered my question a minute before I posted it.


22 posted on 06/25/2010 4:39:27 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Please explain the meanings or P1, U1, U4, and P4.

You sank my battleship???

23 posted on 06/25/2010 8:32:25 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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