Monday, August 27, 2007

Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

We on the west coast will have a great 90 minute show in the sky again. A few weeks ago, we had the Perseids shooting by. Tonight, the moon will be in a total lunar eclipse for an hour and a half, the longest in seven years. For us on the west coast, the eclipse begins at 12:54a Tuesday morning. At 2:52a, the moon will be completely shadowed, turning into a sunset-red, staying this way for almost 90 minutes. NASA headquarters says that at this point on earth, you will witness every sunrise and sunset in the world all at once! I'll be setting my alarm for 3:00a.

Hat tip to Todd.
Pic source: NASA