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Don't forget! If you live somewhere that isn't clouded over - or if the clouds clear up later tonight - be sure to watch the total lunar eclipse! Everyone in North America will be able to watch the totality.


Click the image to see the APOD story and larger versions of these photos by Jerry Lodriguss.

Times:
Start:
1:33am Eastern
12:33am Central
10:33pm Pacific

End:
2:41am Eastern
1:41am Central
11:41pm Pacific

Lasts for 72 minutes. Here's the photo from above with text overlays showing where to look in the sky:


Click the image to see the APOD story and larger versions of these photos by Jerry Lodriguss.

NASA says, "If you're planning to dash out for only one quick look -­ it is December, after all -­ choose this moment: 03:17 am EST (17 minutes past midnight PST). That's when the Moon will be in deepest shadow, displaying the most fantastic shades of coppery red."

Enjoy!
Chris

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mckitterick
Dec. 21st, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! Sorry! I can never remember what it is, anyhow; just half-way between Central and Pacific, I imagine ;-)
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rose_lemberg
Dec. 21st, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
The moon looks really gorgeous tonight. I'll try to stay up for the eclipse - thanks for the heads up!
mckitterick
Dec. 21st, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I think it'll be lovely in the haze! Keep an eye out a little after midnight....
karin_gastreich
Dec. 21st, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
It's still a little clouded over in KC, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the reminder!
mckitterick
Dec. 21st, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
Even if it's a little cloudy, it'll look lovely. Check out Joe Haldeman's post:


Click the image to see Joe Haldeman's post (art by Tim Malles).

Chris
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mckitterick
Dec. 21st, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Sounds like a great way to watch the eclipse! Now if you take breaks by lying in the hot water, alternating with looking out the window at the eclipse: Perfect.
dotar_sojat
Dec. 21st, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
We dragged up at 2:00am to check this out. Very cool. Watched it for about twenty minutes.
mckitterick
Dec. 21st, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Cloudy here last night, dammit. Glad you got to watch!
bestill
Dec. 22nd, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
I know. I got myself out of bed, and NOTHING! I think it was a hoax--like landing on the moon.
mckitterick
Dec. 22nd, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha!
nanowrimokathy
Dec. 21st, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Cloudy :-P
Cloudy so no go. There was a break at about 80% coverage and then nada. Color me sad.
mckitterick
Dec. 21st, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Cloudy :-P
Aw, phooey. Same here.
siro_gravity
Dec. 21st, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
i cannot believe i missed it. :(
hey chris? what is that red cluster of blood vessels orb in the upper right hand corner?
mckitterick
Dec. 21st, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
That's a giant nebula!
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