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Have you remembered the total lunar eclipse tonight?

Asked by gailcalled (54579points) February 19th, 2008

Maps, times, charts, blah blah, etc here: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/15357796.html
Tough luck for Ozzies and Kiwis. 10:00–10-52 EST totality. Make sure older kids see it…next one in 2 yrs..

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El_Cadejo's avatar

no i completely forgot about it thank you so much gailcalled for reminding me ill be sure to be watching it tomorrow

needleinthehay's avatar

oh man thanks a ton for the reminder. romantic night with girlfriend = planned

seek2be's avatar

ya, thanks for the reminder. Have a an observation deck built on my roof – its ognna be a fun night. I hope no one gets too drunk and falls off.

Les's avatar

But it really isn’t tonight so much as tomorrow night? Or did I read that wrong?

ishotthesheriff's avatar

yeah, that page says it’s not till wednesday

Evert's avatar

Les, that’s correct: it’s tomorrow night, not tonight.
For the people on the European side of the world: it’ll be more like 3, 4 o’clock of Thursday early morning even. Early rise!

Zaku's avatar

Ya, I remembered it was tomorrow night, because I put it in my calendar with my other appointments.

pattyb's avatar

cloudy weather forecast in the northeast. Out of luck.

gailcalled's avatar

Sorry, all, for the right date but wrong day. It is tomorrow….weather forecast does seem dire. Boo hoo. Snowing here now, of course.

Zaku's avatar

There’s still time to schedule an aircraft ride up above the clouds. ;-)

gailcalled's avatar

The plane chase works better for total solar eclipses. How high can one go in a hot-air balloon or blimp and still breathe. How high is normal cloudcover?

Prof. of Astronomy at Wms. college, Jay Pasachoff, is a die-hard eclipse chaser

Zaku's avatar

I think one starts to prefer equipment above 10,000 feet. Normal? Cloud cover varies, but local airports and weather agencies will of course know the current conditions.

Hats off to Pasachoff!

mikeyC's avatar

yes thanks plus our local news were all on it . Had a teacher get me started really opens up the “awe” or wow effect for me.

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