Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse tonight! We have an appoinmet at 10:31

Tonight at 10:31, we Marabinos will be able to look at the sky and be witnesses to one of the most beautiful nature phenomenon ... a lunar eclipse.

According to Wikipedia...
A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth's shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, the Moon is always full near a lunar eclipse. The type and length of an eclipse depend upon the Moon's location relative to its orbital nodes. The most recent total lunar eclipse was on 28 August 2007[1] where the sun, earth and moon were in total alignment. The initial stage started at 07:52 UTC, while the total eclipse began at 09:52 UTC giving it a bronze appearance, with reddish to blood red at its peak. Eastern Australia and New Zealand were in the perfect zone to view the total lunar eclipse or "blood moon"

According to La Verdad .... In Venezuela our eclipse will start at 8:04 pm and finally its reddish to blood look at 10:31. Then later at 10:30 the moom is going to reflect the rainbow colors in its surface, specially the red-orange. At 10:56, it would be the reddest i can be and at 11.21, it'll start the final phase of the eclipse that will end at 12:38. This eclipse is going to be observed all around the American continent.

This is a nice video about lunar eclipses I found in Dalilymotion...

Eclipse II
Uploaded by _Lobo

Well, tonight we have our appointment... don't forget... and get ready your cameras...

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