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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 10:56 PM
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West Coasters set you alarm for the Lunar Eclipse tomorrow morning.
The start of the eclipse will start at 4:45am and be in the full eclipse at 6:05 am

The action begins around 4:45 am Pacific Standard Time when the red shadow of Earth first falls across the lunar disk. By 6:05 am Pacific Time, the Moon will be fully engulfed in red light. This eventthe last total lunar eclipse until 2014is visible from the Pacific side of North America, across the entire Pacific Ocean to Asia and Eastern Europe: global visibility map.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/20... /

For people in the western United States the eclipse is deepest just before local dawn. Face west to see the red Moon sinking into the horizon as the sun rises behind your back. Its a rare way to begin the day.

Not only will the Moon be beautifully red, it will also be inflated by the Moon illusion. For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects. In fact, a low Moon is no wider than any other Moon (cameras prove it) but the human brain insists otherwise. To observers in the western USA, therefore, the eclipse will appear super-sized.

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"I expect this eclipse to be bright orange, or even copper-colored, with a possible hint of turquoise at the edge," he predicts.



http://shadowandsubstance.com /
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:08 PM
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1. Cool!
And its almost a convenient time.
thanks for that
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:09 PM
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2. I can tell from my team at work and the folks we deal with there's a full moon coming but...
...when can we see this Chicago time?
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:18 PM
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3. You probably can't
This is west coast time. But you could give it a gander to see just in case. Sometimes the moon is still visible after sunrise.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 08:50 AM
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4. All most there now
The sky is a bit hazy in Sacramento so it'll be hard to see it.

I just woke up and damn I have been dreaming about this all night.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:06 AM
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5. Live telescope image - - - >
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