Total Lunar Eclispe Dec. 10, 2011

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    Dec 09, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    The last eclipse of 2011, a total lunar eclipse, will occur early Saturday morning (Dec. 10). Although best placed for observers in Australia and eastern Asia, part of the eclipse will be visible from the west coast of Canada and the United States.

    A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, casting the moon in shadow. The last such eclipse took place in June 2011.

    For observers in North America, this eclipse will happen just before dawn Saturday morning. To see it, stay up late Friday night or get up early Saturday morning. Alaska will see all of the eclipse, British Columbia most of it, the views will decrease as you move south and east from there.

    "From roughly Arizona to the Dakotas, the moon sets while it's still totally eclipsed," writes Sky & Telescope magazine. "In the Central time zone the moon sets while still only partially eclipsed, before the total stage even begins. And those farther east miss out completely."

    http://news.yahoo.com/total-lunar-eclipse-visible-north-america-saturday-230803563.html

    http://news.yahoo.com/lunar-eclipse-2011-watch-moon-disappear-saturday-173643146.html
  • coolarmydude

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    Dec 09, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    I saw the one from June in Afghanistan. That was the first time I saw the moon turn red.
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    Dec 09, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    I'll miss this one, but did catch the one in June.
    Here's the moon rising just a few hours before that eclipse.

    EdomMoon.jpg

    Here's a photo of the Eclipse a year ago (taken without a tripod!):

    Eclipse-20101221.jpg

    For those who can see it tomorrow... enjoy!
  • dc415

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    Dec 10, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    i am sooo ready for this... set my alarm and everything!
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    Dec 10, 2011 8:27 AM GMT
    A Navajo shaman just told me its very bad to look at the eclipse.. last year my Nepali friends told me the same thing... now Im kind of unsure to look at it :/
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    Dec 10, 2011 9:21 AM GMT
    Funny. Im graduating and this happens.... I knew hell would freeze over... didnt think it would take theworld too... lol.
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    Dec 10, 2011 10:05 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidA Navajo shaman just told me its very bad to look at the eclipse.. last year my Nepali friends told me the same thing... now Im kind of unsure to look at it :/


    maybe they were talking about solar eclipses... you should definitely never look directly at the sun!
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    Dec 10, 2011 11:13 AM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidI'll miss this one, but did catch the one in June.
    Here's the moon rising just a few hours before that eclipse.

    EdomMoon.jpg

    Here's a photo of the Eclipse a year ago (taken without a tripod!):

    Eclipse-20101221.jpg

    For those who can see it tomorrow... enjoy!


    Are you SERIOUS? That first picture is amazing. That scene must have been something to see in person.
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    Dec 10, 2011 11:27 AM GMT
    heading out now. it's freakin cold!!! haha