Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Total Lunar Eclipse on a Clear Night!

The last total lunar eclipse until 2010 happened tonight and I actually got to see some of it! I was at work but went outside a few times and saw these phases. (After having used the GoodWidgets photo stack on March 1st, I liked it so much I'm re-doing this set of photos so they don't take up so much scrolling time.)
The disadvantage to these stacks is you can't click on the photos to see them in their original larger size. So I've left the later stages in their own individual shots.
Here are some diagrams from the StarDate Online site that illustrate what happened:
By the time work was over, the moon was coming back:
By the time I got home, the moon was full, and pretty soon, it was in the clouds and back to normal!

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