Monday, February 18, 2008

Lost in the Stars

The evening of Feb. 20, this Wednesday, brings a total eclipse of the moon, visible from all parts of the Western Hemisphere, including all of North America. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the partial eclipse begins while the moon is still below the horizon, at 5:43 pm, so the moon will rise within a growing shadow. The total eclipse will last from 7:01 until 7:51 and will be completely visible, weather permitting. As an added bonus, Saturn is going to be dramatically visible just above and to the left of the moon's center.

A tremendous amount of additional information at the official NASA website.

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