Saturday, March 03, 2007

lunar intrigue

"Set aside some time this weekend for sky watching. On Saturday night,
March 3rd, there's going to be a total eclipse of the Moon. This means the
Moon will glide through the heart of Earth's shadow and turn a beautiful
shade of sunset red. Totality can be seen from parts of all seven
continents including all of Europe and Africa and the eastern half of North

Here in the United States, you have to be in the eastern half of the
country to witness totality. At the end of the day on Saturday, go outside
and face east. As the sun sets behind your back, a red Moon will rise
before your eyes--fantastic! Maximum eclipse is at 6:21 p.m. EST. Moonrise
is at 5:54 p.m., and sunset is at 5:59 p.m.

Visit for observing tips, maps and links to live

Lunar Eclipse Gallery (photos from a similar eclipse in 2004):

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