viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2011
Total Lunar Eclipse
The show begins at 3:33 a.m. with the moon starting its total eclipse at 6:06 a.m. The peak of the eclipse will be at 6:31 a.m. and then the moon slowly lights up again starting at 6:57 a.m.
The moon will technically remain in partial eclipse until 8:17 a.m., but we won't see the whole show because the moon will set at 7:52 (we'll get the best part, though). But that could make for a dramatic scene since the moon tends to look larger than life when it's near the horizon.
But unlike a total solar eclipse where the sun goes pitch black, the moon gets a smoky reddish color to it. That's due to the Earth's atmosphere and the sunlight reflecting off the edges of the Earth and faintly illuminating the moon. In fact, Astronomy Magazine says it's the glow of all the sunrises and sunsets on Earth going on at that moment.
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