mdlbear: the positively imaginary half of a cubic mandelbrot set (Default)
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There will be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow night. The entire eclipse will be visible from anywhere in the Americas and Europe. Here on Whidbey Island, the eclipse starts at 7:33pm and ends at 10:50pm; totality runs from 8:41 to 9:43pm. This is going to be a glorious eclipse. According to Astronomy Picture of the Day, the next total lunar eclipse visible from anywhere on the planet will be on May 26, 2021, and will last 15 minutes.

Details, and times for your location, can be found at: Total Lunar Eclipse on January 20–21, 2019 – Where and When to See

ETA: of course, this is the Pacific Northwest. It will probably be raining.

Date: 2019-01-20 07:18 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline

Date: 2019-01-20 08:42 am (UTC)
acelightning: microphotograph of a snowflake (snowflake)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
It's highly likely that the sky will be overcast and snowing hard, with temperatures in the single digits Fahrenheit (and ridiculous wind chill factors), when the Moon would otherwise be visible Sunday night.

I've seen a number of lunar eclipses, and they've quite often been rather disappointing to watch. The first time I showed my son a lunar eclipse when he was a child, he was completely underwhelmed. It took a solar eclipse a few years later to really get his attention :-)

Date: 2019-01-20 11:30 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Fudge! We've had clear skies all week..but today, total grey out!

Oh well...

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