Wednesday, 27 October 2004

Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

Here in the Seattle area we're actually expecting clear skies for the lunar eclipse tonight. I even remembered to bring my binoculars so I can get a better view when taking a break from my class tonight. This is a lovely astronomical event well worth ducking outside for, and unlike a solar eclipse, it is widely viewable and safe on the eyes. Starts around 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern, with totality starting about 7:20 Pacific / 10:20 Eastern and lasting over an hour.

1 comment:

-epm said...

That.... was.... AWESOME!

My daughters and I watched it from the woods of New Hampshire. The sky was clear with only the passing wisp of a cloud. We watched, sometimes through binoculars, until the night got too chilly.

This is truly a wondrous universe in which we live.