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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:07 PM
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Western Canada views last lunar eclipse for 3 years
Source: CBC

Sky watchers in Western Canada had an opportunity to observe a total lunar eclipse early Saturday morning for the last time until 2014.

The Earth's shadow covered the moon completely for a little over 50 minutes, starting at 6:05 a.m. PT on Saturday.

According to NASA, the peak of the eclipse, when the moon will appear red or orange, took place at 6:30 a.m. PT. That was roughly 1 hours before the sun was scheduled to rise and the moon was scheduled to set in Vancouver.

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The total eclipse was best viewed from Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and in Russia east of the Ural Mountains.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/12/10/lunar-la...
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:15 PM
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1. So did the Western US, which is kind of like Western Canada, except
... we have lots of guns but no decent health care.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 10:18 PM
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2. I saw it! Went outside at around 5:40am (Pacific time) and
and thought, boy, the moon looks weird. I stood there and kept looking and I could see the entire moon, but all but the bottom crescent was in shadow. I didn't know there was an eclipse and when I mentioned it to my brother that "it almost looked like an eclipse" -- he told me it was. I just love stuff like that -- what an amazing little corner of the universe we inhabit.
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