Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar eclipse

When I heard that there would be a lunar eclipse today - and that it would happen around 10:20 p.m. rather than 3:43 a.m. as often seems to be the case with astronomical events - today's new thing became obvious.

So today I watched a lunar eclipse. To be more accurate, I looked outside once every 1/2 hour or so. Lunar eclipses are slow, and it's cold outside.
Around 8:30:
Around 9:20:

At 9:50:

And finally, at 10:15. As promised, the moon turned red:

It was way more visible in person than it appears in the picture.

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