December 20th, 2010

Moon red

Astro-Porn of the Day: Partial Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

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