Ithaca Blog

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse Tonight, Wed. 20 Feb.

A full eclipse of the moon occurs tonight, beginning at 8:43 and peaking about 2 hours later.

It should be readily observable, if the night is relatively cloudless. There is a chance of snow in the northeast that could obscure the sight.

The moon will fall into the shadow of the Earth. It will not disappear from sight, but will be visible by the light of the Earth's atmosphere, in reddish hues.

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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