28 August 2007

Lunar eclipse

As I post the full moon in the eastern sky above where I live is in eclipse. Adelaide Now's story says: "The Earth's shadow will creep across the moon's surface tonight, slowly eclipsing it and turning it to shades of orange and red." When I looked just now (2030 CST) the moon was more burnt orange , or copper, than red, and darker than it had been an hour before.

Discovery Channel is showing the event live, with three Australian observatories (in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania) to choose from.

I must go outside and have another look.

Update 29 August

Adelaide Now has published a mixed bag of (mostly readers') pictures including this and this.

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