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HometownGal
02-20-2008, 04:26 PM
Be sure to check out the lunar eclipse tonight. There isn't going to another eclipse until the year 2010! :thumbsup: Those in the Pittsburgh area - we should be able to see it shortly before 10:00 PM tonight. (I swear, though, I see one every time I attend a Pens game. :chuckle:)

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/weather/15354175/detail.html

LOS ANGELES -- It's your last chance to see a total lunar eclipse for nearly three years.

It happens Wednesday night, and wherever the weather allows, it should be visible from North and South America.

There also are guest stars this time -- or, to be more precise, a star and a planet.

Skywatchers should be able to see Saturn and the bright star Regulus on either side of the full moon.

With a telescope, you might even see Saturn's rings.

Wednesday's total eclipse phase will last nearly an hour.

Earth's shadow is expected to blot out the moon beginning around 7 p.m. on the West Coast and 10 p.m. on the East Coast.

West Coast skygazers will miss the start of the eclipse because it occurs before the moon rises.

Forecasters warn that the weather could be a spoiler.

Cloudy skies are expected for most of the Western states, and there's a chance of snow from the heartland to the East Coast.

Wednesday's event will be the last total lunar eclipse until Dec. 20, 2010.

Borski
02-20-2008, 04:40 PM
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmono/TLE2008Feb21/image/TLE2008Feb21-ESTs.GIF

PisnNapalm
02-20-2008, 05:44 PM
It's probably going to be too cloudy for us over hear near Philly.

tony hipchest
02-20-2008, 05:52 PM
sneak preview anyone?

:moon:

stillers4me
02-20-2008, 06:17 PM
sneak preview anyone?

:moon:

Thanks, Tony. It will probably be too cloudy in Cinci. :smile:

tony hipchest
02-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Thanks, Tony. It will probably be too cloudy in Cinci. :smile:

:chuckle: no prob.

hey, dont worry though... with a telescope you may still be able to see the rings around uranus....


:toofunny:


:dang:

sorry. im bored.

stillers4me
02-20-2008, 06:32 PM
:chuckle: no prob.

hey, dont worry though... with a telescope you may still be able to see the rings around uranus....


:toofunny:


:dang:

sorry. im bored.

Well...........maybe not "mine", but there sure are alot of other a$$holes here in Cinci................ :sofunny: :banana:

PisnNapalm
02-20-2008, 07:45 PM
The clouds have thinned quite a bit in the last half hour. Looks like we'll get to see it. :thumbsup:

NJarhead
02-20-2008, 09:08 PM
It wasn't too cloudy to see here in NJ. Since I'm not exactly sure what a Lunar Eclipse is, I wasn't entirely sure what I was looking at. Still, it was pretty cool. I think I'll go google it.

UPDATE: Ahh, so it is actually in the Earths' shadow. Again, pretty cool.

stillers4me
02-20-2008, 09:55 PM
I could actually see it........the sky was clear. Very cold out so I kept going in and out on the deck. Pretty neat........!

Godfather
02-20-2008, 10:21 PM
I got to see it. The clouds held off just enough...the local news mentioned it and said it was too cloudy, but that was a NOLA station and they're 50-60 miles away so I went out and checked.

My nieces got to see it too.

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
02-20-2008, 11:57 PM
Couldn't see it here in Southern California because "it never rains in Southern California" well the song is wrong - it rained all day today. And rain means we won't be catching on fire anytime soon. :wink02:

k7brown
02-20-2008, 11:58 PM
I saw it. It was pretty neat.