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Curious about the total Lunar Eclipse on Feb. 20 (and 21st)?

Asked by gailcalled (54570points) February 1st, 2008

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breedmitch's avatar

Why, yes, Gail. As a matter of fact, I am. Please tell me all about it. Does it happen on two consecutive nights? Or does it take place before and after midnight between those days? What should I be looking for?

gailcalled's avatar

Brian; all you need is a clear sky – preferably away from city lights and tall bldgs. (Prospect Park probably has st. lights?) Hayden Planetarium site should have info for you. And NY papers as the date draws nigh. Binocs will show lunar craters.

Partial eclipse begins: 8:43 p.m. EST
Total ” ” : 10:01 p.m. EST
Greatest eclipse occurs: 10:26 p.m. EST
Total eclipse ends: 10:51 p.m. EST

21st is for locations further east…or if you are on a boat in mid-Atlantic or if you use Universal Time. Those living in the other US time zones can extrapolate.

mikeyC's avatar

Wow… I’m going to put that as an ” alert” on my iPhone . Try not to miss this Thanks Everyone!!!

Zaku's avatar

Yes I’m curious now to see how it goes, thanks very much, Gail. :-)

Zaku's avatar

Oh, what if you’re in Singapore?

gailcalled's avatar

@Zaku; sorry, you are out of luck.

Zaku's avatar

Thanks – good to know. :-)

gailcalled's avatar

Click on my link in original question; there is too much info there, but the times and places on Earth where the eclipse will be visible is embedded somewhere.

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