posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 06:40 AM
thanks for the replies, but it appeared as if the moon's own shadow moved to "black-out" the entire moon. again, within a matter of
, the shadow moved downwards to cover the tiny sliver of the new moon - we watched it "eclipse" right before our eyes!!
also, and i hate to admit it, but my brother-in-law just might be smarter than me (if only slightly
), and he mentioned that it was an eclipse
before i did... i wish i had a camera to prove this, but you'll just have to take my word that it looked like a total lunar eclipse!
i went on "Stellarium" shortly after this event, and it showed that the sun was well below the horizon, but it was still towards the west, going
along the same path as the moon. if you can, go on "Stellarium" and erase the ground/horizon, and see where the sun and moon are from 6:30-9pm EST.
now, view the moon and imagine if the large shadow on top moved downwards to cover up the sliver on the bottom, so the moon completely
we both swore that it was a total lunar eclipse, but later realized that it was just a new moon...