Monday, December 20, 2010

Setting My Alarm Clock for 1:33 AM

There is going to be a lunar eclipse starting in about four hours. I am going to set my alarm clock for 1:30AM so I can witness this event. Even though it says the best time is 3:17AM..maybe I will set it again. Do not think I will be up for the full time it takes for the entire eclipse.

The eclipse begins on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st, at 1:33 am EST (Monday, Dec. 20th, at 10:33 pm PST). At that time, Earth's shadow will appear as a dark-red bite at the edge of the lunar disk. It takes about an hour for the "bite" to expand and swallow the entire Moon. Totality commences at 02:41 am EST (11:41 pm PST) and lasts for 72 minutes.'

This past month November there was this Moon Over Baltimore

Tonight, Monday, this is what the moon looks like  at 9:45PM from my front porch in Baltimore.
                                                                                    12.20.2010 Baltimore Moon HomeRome 410-530-2400

This should be a really cool (about 30 degrees cool) doing this through the wee hours of the morning.

**For more pictures of the eclipse, go to my blog at Eclipse on Active Rain blog and be sure to scroll down through the comments to see the full show.

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At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Homes for Sale in Hidden Hills said...

This event is one of a lifetime, it'll be back for a hundred years again, thanks for this cool post..



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