Friday, 24 August 2007

Total eclipse of the moon


Something I'm rather looking forward to is the total eclipse of the moon that will happen next Tuesday 28 August. This is when the moon moves into the earth's shadow, so it will probably still be visible, but appear a dark red colour.

The full moon will rise around 7pm, but will then start to move into the earth's shadow over the next hour or so until it peaks somewhere around 8 to 8:30pm. By 10pm it will all be over and the full moon will sail across the sky once more.

Let's hope it's a clear night -- I can't wait!

[The image here was taken October 27, 2004.]

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