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Old 24-08-2007, 06:11   #1
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Lunar Eclipse (Aug. 28)

Lunar Eclipse (Tuesday, August 28th)

Early Tuesday morning, August 28th, there's going to be a colorful lunar eclipse, visible from Australia, Japan, parts of Asia and most of the Americas, but not from Africa or Europe.
Pacific observers are favored.
On the west coast of the United States, the entire eclipse will unfold high in the post-midnight sky. On the east coast, totality will be truncated by sunrise.

The event begins 54 minutes past midnight PDT (0754 UT) on August 28th when the Moon enters Earth's shadow. At first, there's little change. The outskirts of Earth's shadow are as pale as the Moon itself; an onlooker might not even realize anything is happening. But as the Moon penetrates deeper, a startling metamorphosis occurs. Around 2:52 am PDT (0952 UT), the color of the Moon changes from moondust-gray to sunset-red. This is totality, and it lasts for 90 minutes.

MORE: NASA - Dreamy Lunar Eclipse
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For those interested in crawling out of their warm beds to see the eclipse, keep in mind that although the event occurs on Tuesday, the 28th, don't make the mistake of gazing into the sky after sunset Tuesday, looking for the eclipse. You'll be many hours too late.

It is actually Monday night that it will happen, sometime after midnight (depending on which timezone you're located in), thus Tuesday morning in the wee hours.

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