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Total Lunar Eclipse This Morning, August 28, 2007

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posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 01:50 AM

On Aug. 28, the moon again goes into darkness across most of Canada, lit only by a red glow from the sunlight bent by the earth's atmosphere. The early stages of the eclipse will start at 4:51 a.m. EDT, but the true darkness will begin at 5:52 a.m. EDT.

"They are not as rare as total solar (or sun) eclipses," Florian said. "In the span of about 10 years or so, you will probably see about five total lunar eclipses, approximately, because it can vary a bit."

The last time the earth completely blocked the sun's rays from reaching the moon over our part of the world happened in Oct. 27, 2004. A partial lunar eclipse occurred on March 2006.

The next total lunar eclipse will take place on Feb. 20, 2008. The one after that will occur in December 2010.

Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse requires no special equipment and presents no danger to the eyes.

I'll be up to watch it, but unfortunately I'm too far east to see the full event.
The further west you are, the better the show will be.

Links to timetables for other regions of North America.

Edit: Title

[edit on 28/8/2007 by anxietydisorder]

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 01:54 AM
yes ill be up.. and with my camera will post pic's if im able to get good shots.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 01:58 AM
Starts at 7PM or something here.
Yes, I will be up.

Pity I won't be abled to take any pictures.

[edit on 28/8/2007 by C0bzz]

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:04 AM
I will be up to watch it, and I will take some pictures as well.
I will post them up once I take them(if I can stay up that late).

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:05 AM
Oh yeah, if anyone gets some good pictures please post them. I have a crappy camera that just won't do it justice.

I imagine the color will vary from area to area depending on atmospheric contaminants, so if you can't get a picture, try to describe the color for us.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:07 AM
Any of you know what time that is EST?

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:08 AM
i live in new york state so i will have to stay up untill at least 5 am (it's fine this summer i've been an insomniac) i have a crap digital and an ok film camera and i will take pictures and post them

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:16 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but EDT is 1 hour ahead of EST.
Am I wrong?

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:17 AM
well I live in Michigan. So what you think the chances are of me seeing it?

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:18 AM

Originally posted by Everythingyouknowisalie
Any of you know what time that is EST?

Here's the chart from NASA.

The times aren't exact because the further west you live in a time zone, the closer the time changes to the next zone west of you.

I'm all giddy now, I just went outside and the sky is crystal clear, and the Moon is so bright it's a stark white.
It sets during totality where I am, but this should still be a good one.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:25 AM
reply to post by Equinox99

We are currently on EDT because it is Summer, but we fall back 1 hour to EST in the fall.

The table I posted is what your clocks should be on now.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:28 AM
I hope this will be a nice event. I will try to take pictures.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 02:36 AM
Perths meant to get quite a good view in an hour and a half.
5pm i believe it'll start..
just in time for the walk home.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 03:37 AM
I just went outside to start observing the eclipse...I will just say this, very creepy weird feeling I got. The wind has stopped, no sounds, nothing. Very eerie...Then this stinking stray dog wanders by me in the dark...I about had a heart was creepy enough without the dog

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 03:50 AM
It's 4:50 AM EDT in Hamilton Ontario.

The top left corner is just starting to fade.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:04 AM
I'm ready.
What a beautiful moon this morning.

I'm going to run out and take a couple of shots now.
The Earths shadow is just starting to ease over the limb.

A little later.The moon looks to be about 1/3 covered by the Shadow.

It's getting noticeable darker out, and I can hear coyotes howling.
Two shots, one over exposed to see inside the shadowed area.

It's almost covered nice coppery color.

Zoomed out a little, so you can see it in context with a few stars.

I'm going out to take a few more, I'll post tomorrow..I'm dead tired!

Ok, It's tomorrow. Here is the last shot of the night. As near totality, as I was able to see. This was really one of the best Lunar ecplipses I've had a chance to see. The sky was crystal clear.

[edit on 28-8-2007 by spacedoubt]

[edit on 28-8-2007 by spacedoubt]

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:19 AM
Fantastic picture spacedoubt

Its 'a about 2o after five here and about 1/2 the moon is dark.

Which time zones are other members in ???

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:26 AM
It's 5:26 in Hamilton, Ontario and the clouds just covered my moon!

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:50 AM
reply to post by Equinox99

Hey I'm in Hamilton Ontario to and I'm looking at a clear sky.

Just a little sliver at the bottom, and the rest of the Moon is a ruddy brown.
We should have totality in the next 5 minutes.

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 05:04 AM
5:58 here, just came back inside.

Great photos....what did you use to take those shots?

I got some pics on my digital but I have not taken off the camera yet.

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