| 02-20-2008, 08:27 PM || #1 |
Join Date: Nov 2007
| | Lunar Eclipse Times for all Time Zones
Here are the times for the Lunar Eclipse as listed by NASA. I will list them in EST time, subtract one hour for CST, 2 hours for MST, and 3 hours for PST.
Partial Eclipse Begins: 8:43pm
Total Eclipse Begins: 10:01pm
Total Eclipse Ends: 10:51pm
Partial Eclipse Ends: 12:09am (Feb 21st)
You will have the best view when total eclipse begins and until it ends.
A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from South America and most of North America (on Feb. 20) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on Feb. 21). During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon's disk can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and (rarely) very dark gray.
An eclipse of the Moon can only take place at Full Moon, and only if the Moon passes through some portion of Earth's shadow. The shadow is actually composed of two cone-shaped parts, one nested inside the other. The outer shadow or penumbra is a zone where Earth blocks some (but not all) of the Sun's rays. In contrast, the inner shadow or umbra is a region where Earth blocks all direct sunlight from reaching the Moon.
If only part of the Moon passes through the umbra, a partial eclipse is seen. However, if the entire Moon passes through the umbral shadow, then a total eclipse of the Moon occurs.
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