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On August 28th, we'll have a total lunar eclipse. For those of you on the West Coast, it'll start barely on the 28th at 12:54 AM; that's 2:54 AM for Central Time and, what, an hour later for East Coasters, right? We'll reach full totality two hours later (that's about 5:30 AM for us Centralites, just before the Moon sets).

So when you go to bed on the 27th, set your alarm to wake you in the wee hours to catch this astronomical event! If you don't want to watch the full event as shown in the photo-montage below, just try to catch the middle section (about half an hour before and after totality).

Click the image to see the story.




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Aug. 27th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oh Hai! I is in yer LJ sealin yer itemz.


- S
Aug. 27th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)

Enjoy the blood-red Moon tonight! It's not quite so REALLY LATE out there as it is here.
Aug. 28th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm glad I woke myself up for that. Our totality was a murky, rusty orange. Dirty, yet luminous. Kind of unwell or toxic looking. Industrial.

Eerie. Well worth it.

The cats are confused and think that I should either make with the kibbles or go back to bed. Probably both.

Thanks for encouraging this irresponsible episode. ;-)
Aug. 28th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Um, that was from me. Duh.
Aug. 28th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
Cool! It was less dramatic here, what with being so damned late that it was down in the trees. But red!
Aug. 28th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Chances are I'll still be up working.

Now, if I remember, that is a different story.
Aug. 28th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Cool! Er, not so, if it's work that's still keeping you up so late.

I think I'll be waking up early to see it, then going back to sleep. Gotta teach tomorrow night.
Aug. 28th, 2007 04:58 am (UTC)
Yes, but the universe is conspiring against me and taking down all my servers, so now I get to sleep, yippee. I won't be getting up until 6:00am. I may have to pop out then and see what's left.

Did I tell you my eclipse story? Right before my astronomy final, there was a total *solar* eclipse.

Not an interesting story, but it is easy to tell since it is short.

Aug. 28th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Well, that's... good?

Wow, that's a great story! Did you get extra-credit points for describing it? I bet that's when I was here; I set up a telescope on the hill between Wescoe and Mallott.
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