Saturday, March 03, 2007

Eclipses!

Tonight as the sun goes down the East Coast will be treated to a total Lunar Eclipse. This is some very exciting stuff.

Total eclipse begins 5:44 p.m.
Total eclipse ends 6:58 p.m.
Partial eclipse ends 8:12 p.m.
Last shading visible? 8:50 p.m.

In just another four hours I will be in for one helluva sky show. Or will I? I went and checked my local weather and...



...AAAARRGGGHHHH!!!!
They've been wrong before, so I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed that I'll be able to see something. In the meantime, I'll have to make due with a different type of eclipse. This movie (Quicktime required) is a transit of the moon in front of the sun, shot in UV light, from the STEREO satellites. COOL!!! (via APOD & BA)