Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

We should be able to view a total lunar eclipse Wednesday night if the sky is clear or only partly cloudy. On Feb, 29th 1504 Christopher Columbus and his crew were saved by a lunar eclipse-they were stranded on the coast of Jamaica,out of food and the locals were about to do them in .He knew that an eclipse was going to happen that night and told them he would make the moon disappear if they did not give him food and water-they refused-until the eclipse started-they gave in and he made the moon come back-good trick/good timing!

7:43 partial
9:01 total eclipse
9:26 mid eclipse
9:51 total ends
11:09 partial ends

BTW-off the subject...the celebrex has helped my back. That is really the only thing for me that brings me some relief. Thanks for concern.

5 comments:

Abbey Road -- said...

The moon was amazing last night ... I thot of you and wished I knew how to capture in a photo ... and wondered if maybe you had .... (smiling)

Leigh said...

Crud! I missed it! I didnt get the one last night. Was it full? Look under moon on my blog search, I got one back sometime ago...a full one. Dang! I look a good sunset, sunrise and moon phases.

Leigh said...

BTW, I am also a bit og a wether weenie. I love weather patterns. There used to be this weather lady on NBC when I was about 3 years old. Her name was Rosemary. I used to be somewhat obsessed withher, so says my mom. That stuff facinates me. Fortunately I have gotten to know some weather dudes who gladly feed my need to hear and see weather related stories and such. Weather Dudes are cool.

The Roaming Southerner said...

What a great fun fact...Thanks Leigh

tomeloph said...

I live in San Jose, CA and while the lunar eclipse was intercepted by clouds and rain, luckily I'd shot my first lunar eclipse previously in August. The images were shot with my Canon 10D at 300mm, various exposure times... i was up all night! 6 hours and about 1000 photos. I've posted some of the best via the link.

http://www.eloph.com/dev/events.asp

Canon 10D, 300mm, f/5.6, ISO 1600, ~2 sec

Tom