What are you doing in the wee hours of the morning of Tuesday 28th August (surely you weren't thinking about sleeping)?
Hi there " just in case you were wondering what to do with yourself in the wee hours of Tuesday August 28th, 2007 (tomorrow morning as I pen these words), there's going to be a total lunar eclipse that will be visible from parts of North and South America as well the Pacific and eastern Asia.
This is pretty cool – it's where the Earth is perfectly positioned to pass directly between the sun and the moon, thereby causing the moon to gradually disappear and reappear. Every now and again, one is fortunate enough to see some weird lighting effects around the edge of the moon during the duration of the total eclipse.
This event will have a total duration of around 1 hour 30 minutes. It will occur from 5:52 am to 7:22 am (mid eclipse at 6:37 am) EST; 2:52 am to 4:22 am (mid eclipse at 3:37 am) PST.
For more details, visit http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html.
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