Total eclipse tonight

i-3ebd0a4bce71ca051953d0707fbf4b68-eclipse.pngAt around 3:37 am, Pacific time, the moon will be entirely swathed in Earth’s shadow. If you live in the right areas, and are prepared to stay up late, you can watch it happen.

Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center and Wichita’s Lake Afton Observatory are both holding special events all night long. You can watch the eclipse through their telescopes, listen to presentations about what you’re seeing, and stay up way too late (or get up way too early) with a bunch of other science nerds. What’s not to like?

Those of you not in Kansas or the Bay area are encouraged to start driving, or just head to your local observatory. It’s not often you get such a powerful illustration of the cosmos at work.

Comments

  1. #1 John B.
    August 27, 2007

    Josh,
    Thanks for the heads-up. I still remember quite vividly the lunar eclipse I saw as a child. Eerily beautiful, the light that night.

  2. #2 Jonathan Vos Post
    August 28, 2007

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    Total Lunar Eclipse, from my Altadena Garden

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    UNDER THE ORANGE

    GARDEN, ORANGE TREE, ECLIPSE

    ORANGE MOON: CRICKETS!

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    4:00 A.M.
    28 Aug 2007

  3. #3 a.f.waller
    August 28, 2007

    I saw the eclipse last night (this morning really) on the east coast, it was hard to see, but fascinating nonetheless.