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Lunar eclipse wows sky watchers

Posted on Sunday, 4 March, 2007 | Comment icon 12 comments


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"Sky watchers across the world have been enjoying the first total lunar eclipse in more than three years."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Mithra on 4 March, 2007, 12:27
HA! That Explains why I thought the moon looked so odd last night, I was beginning to think it was the alcohol! It looked quite normal when I went out , large bright full moon, a few pints later and it looked surprisingly small and greenish in hue, the difference in apparent size from when I'd seen it earlier was like the difference between a 50 pence piece and a 5 pence! I spent about ten mins between pubs trying to figure out why it had shrunk. After midnight on the way home I looked again and was surprised to see a bite taken out of its edge. "odd" I said to my friend, " could have sworn it... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by secondhand on 4 March, 2007, 14:33
It was cool.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Phantm on 5 March, 2007, 4:19
I just caught the very last of it. Unfortunately, I was not in the right part of the world last night.
Comment icon #6 Posted by jesspy on 5 March, 2007, 9:56
Sadly it was just too early in the morning and the moon was behind the mountains so i couldnt see it It would have been cool to see When is the next one?
Comment icon #7 Posted by Purplos on 5 March, 2007, 18:11
August I think. I think they said on the news that there would be another in the wee hours of the morning here in NE US some time in August. It was cool. My astronomy loving son stood out in the driveway for 1/2 an hour watching.
Comment icon #8 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 5 March, 2007, 18:29
In Atlantic Canada, we were able to view the lunar eclipse between 7:30pm - 8:00pm. It was a clear night as well and I was able to watch outside just for the reddish moon to show itself. Unlike a Solar eclipse, I didn't wanted to stand around to watch the entire sequence.
Comment icon #9 Posted by ROGER on 5 March, 2007, 20:17
To cloudy and to cold. I'll catch the next one.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Bulldog1974 on 5 March, 2007, 20:45
And to think the ancients thought this was an evil event, the end of the world and the sign of things to come. It is nothing more than a normal celestial event. I hope those who seen it, enjoyed the sight. It was too cloudy and cold here in the Buckeye State to witness one of God's most beautiful events..
Comment icon #11 Posted by ladygrim on 11 March, 2007, 19:45
I was lucky enough to see the lot of it its was groovy
Comment icon #12 Posted by natester on 11 March, 2007, 21:00
christ was crucified on a day we had a full eclipse(matthew 45).


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