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Total Lunar Eclipse of March 3rd

Saturday, March 03, 2007

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If you're reading this shortly after I post it, you might want to get away from your computer and look at the night sky.

Tonight's Lunar Eclipse is unique in that it will be partly visible from every continent in the world.

The entire event will be visible from Europe, Africa and western Asia.

At the moment of greatest eclipse (23:21 UT), the Moon will lie in the zenith for observers in Nigeria and Cameroon

In eastern Asia, moonset occurs during various stages of the eclipse.

The Moon sets while in total eclipse from central China and southeast Asia.

Western Australia catches part of the initial partial phases but the Moon sets before totality.

Observers in eastern North and South America will find the Moon already partially or totality eclipsed at moonrise.

From western North America, only the final penumbral phases are visible.

Timetable in Universal Time (UT)
Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 20:18:11 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins: 21:30:22 UT
Total Eclipse Begins: 22:44:13 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 23:20:56 UT
Total Eclipse Ends: 23:57:37 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 01:11:28 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 02:23:44 UT

Universal Time is the astronomically derived time system referred to as Greenwich Mean Time or GMT.

Lunar Eclipse For Beginners:
An eclipse of the Moon (or lunar eclipse) can only occur at Full Moon, and only if the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth's shadow. These events are quite striking for the vibrant range of colors the Moon can take on during the total phase.

Lunar Eclipse Photography:
Unlike eclipses of the Sun, eclipses of the Moon are perfectly safe to watch with the naked eye.

Solar Eclipses
Where to go to catch a total solar eclipse, or find out if one is heading in your direction, between now and the year 2020.

Lunar Eclipse March 3rd

While we have bad cloud cover here, I'll scour the web to see if we can find some nice photos of the eclipse.

Katie from Cambridgeshire viewed the moon at 21.15 (during the penumberal eclipse), through her scope and camera. Check out her eclipse photo taken at 22:39, just before totality at 22:44. It's a nice glowing red.

Joey @ darxr updates lunar eclipse photos throughout the night.

Keryn and Brendon Doran had clear skies in Brentwood...... Here comes the shadow.



At 4/3/07 00:48, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Michael, thanks for stopping by and providing the link to Katie's site..

Yeah I seriously doubt we can see it, 2 more hours till that time...


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