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Lunar Eclipse Saturday

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posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 05:27 PM
There will be a Total Lunar Eclipse this Saturday, 03 March 07, the early portion of which will be visible in the US (visible at Moon Rise/Sun Set in the US.) Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 20:18:11 UT - Partial Eclipse Begins: 21:30:22 UT - Total Eclipse Begins: 22:44:13 UT - Greatest Eclipse: 23:20:56 UT - Total Eclipse Ends: 23:57:37 UT Times for the East Coast will be UT minus 4 hours, or: 4:18 P.M. Local time.
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Two central solar and two lunar eclipses occur in 2007 as follows:
* 2007 Mar 03: Total Lunar Eclipse * 2007 Mar 19: Partial Solar Eclipse* 2007 Aug 28: Total Lunar Eclipse
* 2007 Sep 11: Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse of March 19: The first solar eclipse of 2007 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in Pisces and is visible from eastern Asia and parts of northern Alaska. Partial Eclipse Begins: 00:38:26 UT - Partial Eclipse Ends: 04:25:00 UT
Total Lunar Eclipse of August 28: The second lunar eclipse of the year is another total eclipse. It is a deeper event since it is the first central total eclipse since 2000. The eclipse occurs at the ascending node of Luna's orbit in southern Aquarius. Since the Moon is 2.6 days shy of perigee, it will appear 8% larger (= 1.2 arc-minutes) than it was during March's eclipse. The Moon's trajectory takes it deep into the southern umbral shadow, resulting in a total eclipse that lasts 90 minutes. The penumbral phase of August's eclipse begins at about 07:54 UT, but most observers will not be able to visually detect the shadow until about 08:30 UT. Partial Eclipse Begins: 08:51:16 UT Total Eclipse Begins: 09:52:22 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 10:37:22 UT Total Eclipse Ends: 11:22:24 UT
All of North America will witness some portion of the eclipse, but western observers are favored. The early penumbral or umbral phases will be in progress at moonset for observers in Maritime Canada. From the eastern USA, the Great Lakes region and Ontario, the Moon sets in total eclipse. Only observers to the west of the Rockies (including Alaska) will be treated to the entire event.

Partial Solar Eclipse of September 11:
The last eclipse of 2007 is a partial solar eclipse at the Moon's descending node in southern Leo. Its visibility is confined to parts of South America, Antarctica and the South Atlantic (Figure 4). Greatest eclipse takes place at 12:31:21 UT - Partial Eclipse Begins: 10:25:46 UT Partial Eclipse Ends:14:36:33 UT

posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:21 AM
Does anyone know how ofter an eclipse happen so close together?

As one is this Saturday and then again on August 28. A little over Five months later. Does this happen alot?

Total lunar eclipses normally occur roughly every couple of years, but those who miss the one this weekend will get another chance to see the moon disappear on August 28. The last took place on October 28, 2004.

posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 09:09 PM
I took an photo of the eclipse at it peak, i was going tot ake lots of photo's of the stages but sadly without a tripod all i got where squiggles

I cropped it to zoom in

[edit on 3/3/07 by FudgeStix]

posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 11:15 PM

[edit on 3-3-2007 by miguelbmx]

posted on Mar, 4 2007 @ 05:09 PM
Wow, kinda makes me wish I'd invest in a digital SLR, but wet printings so much more fun

posted on Mar, 5 2007 @ 08:22 AM
Although it was abit cloudy I saw part of this spectacle, excellent.

Wow brillaint pictures by the way.

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