Major Lunar Eclipse Sunday Sept 27. Starts at about 8:11 p.m. EST


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Tomorrow everyone in North America will be able to see a total lunar eclipse of the September Harvest Moon. The Moon is at its smallest distance from Earth and will appear 15 % large than a normal full moon. Once the Moon starts to align with Earth the sun will shine through the atmosphere and the red portion of the sunlight will refract and color the Moon a rusty red color. This is the so-called Blood Moon which is no more that the effect of red light be refracted. Think of it as a super sunset.

Now as sure as shit flows down hill someone, some superstitious person will make a dire prediction based on t he phenomenon of the Blood Moon. Pay no attention. This is just light doing its thing and is no more significant than reddish sunsets.

So if your sky is clear tomorrow you will be able to see the Lunar Eclipse starting at 8:11 Eastern Time and lasting for about five hours. Enjoy the view. A lunar eclipse like this will not happen again until 2033, so this will be my last viewing of a harvest moon lunar eclipse.

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So if your sky is clear tomorrow you will be able to see the Lunar Eclipse starting at 8:11 Eastern Time and lasting for about five hours. Enjoy the view. A lunar eclipse like this will not happen again until 2033, so this will be my last viewing of a harvest moon lunar eclipse.

Why not Bob? In 2033 you'll only be 97, you can do that, right?

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So if your sky is clear tomorrow you will be able to see the Lunar Eclipse starting at 8:11 Eastern Time and lasting for about five hours. Enjoy the view.

The sky was totally clear here - not a cloud - until almost the end of the eclipse. Then fleecy clouds started to form, but they didn't obscure the moon. Instead they were brilliantly lit because of the moon's extreme brightness.

Spectacular!

Ellen

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So if your sky is clear tomorrow you will be able to see the Lunar Eclipse starting at 8:11 Eastern Time and lasting for about five hours. Enjoy the view.

The sky was totally clear here - not a cloud - until almost the end of the eclipse. Then fleecy clouds started to form, but they didn't obscure the moon. Instead they were brilliantly lit because of the moon's extreme brightness.

Spectacular!

Ellen

Clear here, around 4am - what a spectacle. The moon seemed lit by an inner luminescence. I took photos which hardly do the vision justice.

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So if your sky is clear tomorrow you will be able to see the Lunar Eclipse starting at 8:11 Eastern Time and lasting for about five hours. Enjoy the view.

The sky was totally clear here - not a cloud - until almost the end of the eclipse. Then fleecy clouds started to form, but they didn't obscure the moon. Instead they were brilliantly lit because of the moon's extreme brightness.

Spectacular!

Ellen

Clear here, around 4am - what a spectacle. The moon seemed lit by an inner luminescence. I took photos which hardly do the vision justice.

Trump put in a special request with the powers of the universe as a sign of his impending rise to save the greatest nation on Earth...

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Don't tell Marc!

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Clear here, around 4am - what a spectacle. The moon seemed lit by an inner luminescence. I took photos which hardly do the vision justice.

We were eating dinner at an Indian restaurant in West Hartford when the eclipse started. Larry and I and the waiters taking turns periodically went out front to look at the progress of it. One of the waiters is into photography and had a telescopic camera with him. He managed to get some very good photos of near occlusion. The moon looks visibly like a sphere in his photos, and the red glow came out well. We then left and drove up to a local high area (called euphemistically "Talcott Mountain") where we could get a panoramic view. Then we went home and Larry took photos of the final stages from our backyard, but his photos didn't come out so well as the waiter's.

Deanna, sad for your son. At least he has a good chance of seeing the next Harvest Moon eclipse in 2033 :smile:

Ellen

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