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Total eclipse of the moon-Feb. 20


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#1    Owlscrying

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:56 PM

Wednesday, Feb. 20, will be "Lunar Eclipse Night," for if the weather is fair you should have no difficulty observing a total eclipse of the moon.

The eclipse will be visible wherever the moon is above the horizon during the time frame that the eclipse is taking place. As it turns out, North and South America will turned toward the moon and will be in excellent position for this sky show.

Europe, Africa and a part of western Asia will also be able to see the eclipse, although for these regions the event will take place in hours just before sunrise on the morning of Feb. 21.

The total phase will last 51-minutes and begins at 10:01 p.m. EST (7:01 p.m. PST).

As a bonus, during the eclipse the moon will be situated, in our sky, near the planet Saturn and the bright bluish star Regulus in the constellation of Leo. The effect will be to create a uniquely beautiful triangle in the sky consisting of the totally eclipsed moon, a bright naked-eye planet and one of the 21 brightest stars in the sky.
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#2    stevewinn

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 08:52 PM

i think it takes place in the UK from 3:01 AM

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#3    Princess Serenity

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

SWEET! I love eclipses! Can't wait for this. I gotta remember this too.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:02 AM

I'll be checking it out provided I remember on the 20th. cool.gif


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:54 AM

Left Field on Feb 16 2008, 04:02 AM, said:

I'll be checking it out provided I remember on the 20th. cool.gif

laugh.gif I do hope you remember left field. tongue.gif
That news is awesome owl's,i can't wait. thumbsup.gif

Edited by savvygirl, 19 February 2008 - 05:55 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:24 AM

sleepy.gif  3:01am  why cant it be pm,


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:18 PM

chemical-licker on Feb 19 2008, 10:24 AM, said:

sleepy.gif  3:01am  why cant it be pm,


Hey, at least it's going to be clear here. tongue.gif


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 04:29 PM

And it's going to be cloudy.

(POUT)  The weather never cooperates with these things here.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:54 PM

yeap looking foggy and cloudy at the moment mad.gif


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:31 PM

I'd be much more excited if it were a total eclipse of the heart.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:58 PM

I love eclipses....... but if it occurs just before sunrise in Europe I guess I'll miss it. I can't be bothered to get up that early just to look at the moon  mellow.gif


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:15 PM

chemical-licker on Feb 19 2008, 05:54 PM, said:

yeap looking foggy and cloudy at the moment mad.gif


Relax, I checked out BBC weather (tongue.gif) and it says the majority of England will be clear at around 3:00am.


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:49 PM

Bender. on Feb 19 2008, 07:15 PM, said:

Relax, I checked out BBC weather (tongue.gif) and it says the majority of England will be clear at around 3:00am.



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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:25 PM

People in Western Europe & the Americas will be able to see it. The weather tomorrow night seems fair. Where I live.

Hopefully, I'll be able to remember.

Edited by MoonPrincess, 19 February 2008 - 11:26 PM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:38 PM

B.C. weather is so unpredictable in my parts anyway, but i hope we get to see it!





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