Lunar Eclipse

eclipse I’ve got my fingers crossed that skies remain clear this evening at sunset. If they do, keep your eyes peeled to the east as the moon rises and the first full lunar eclipse since 2004 begins around 5:45. Unlike solar eclipses, it is quite safe to watch. It should be spectacular. The celestial event ends around 7:00.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the earth is directly between the sun and the moon. We’ll have another one on August 28th. For more information visit this NASA Web page.

If we’re lucky, Max will catch some good shots to share with us.

7 Comments so far

  1. Sarah (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

    My husband and I spent about an hour in MD waiting for the eclipse to show, but the cloud cover was way to thick. Did anyone else have success?

  2. Doug (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 10:07 pm

    No luck in Silver Spring either, damn clouds.

  3. Max (unregistered) on March 4th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    I wish I could have gotten some shots of it! I went up on my roof deck to have a look around and saw no trace of the moon. Luckily there will be another one later this year, and maybe by that time I’ll have either a longer lens (500mm maybe?) or a telescope hookup.

  4. Doug (unregistered) on March 4th, 2007 @ 12:41 am

    Yeah, I ventured out in anticipation only to be dashed by overcast. Sorry for the tease all.

  5. Doug (unregistered) on March 4th, 2007 @ 10:38 am

    I found this group aka “pool” on Flickr. Over 300 pics as of posting this comment. Some of them are quite good. We were robbed!

  6. Ryan (unregistered) on March 4th, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    I was able to get a few shots from the reflecting pool towards the Washington monument, but the cloud cover made it tough. You can check them out at the flickr link posted above.

  7. Doug (unregistered) on March 4th, 2007 @ 8:30 pm

    Nice, thanks Ryan.

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