Saturday, August 25, 2007

Set Your Event Alarm for Lunar Eclipse

This lunar eclipse will be visible for many in the United States. I can't wait to see it.
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On Aug. 28, skywatchers across much of North America can
watch as the Moon crosses into the Earth's shadow and will undergo its second
total eclipse in 2007.

West Coast
viewers will get the best show.

Lunar eclipses
occur when Earth gets between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow. The view
is different
from each location on the planet. Along the West Coast of Canada
and the United States and in Alaska, the entire eclipse will be visible from
start to finish before moonset
in the early morning hours of that Tuesday. Hawaiians will see totality – when the moon is
completely in Earth's shadow – high in their sky around midnight.

In eastern
Asia and Australia, the event will occur on the same date but in the evening,
since for this part of the world it will coincide with moonrise.

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