Friday, December 9, 2011

Photo Opportunity - Lunar Eclipse Early Saturday Morning


The diagram shows where the moon will be ink the western sky at 5 am about 20 minutes or so after the partial eclipse has started

Put your camera on a tripod, have fun, and at least enjoy the event!

Eclipse 5am





















If there are hills on your horizon, or you live in a valley...the moon may be obscured by the hills at Totality

This diagram is for 6:30 am near Mid-eclipse

Mid eclipse




















For details about the eclipse go to Sky & Telescopes web site














You have almost an hour  when the Moon is Totally eclipsed from 6:05 to to 6:57 am

But Moon will be really low in the sky in the North West , it will set when the sun rises.

Sunrise Saturday morning is: 7:39am

December 10th's Total Lunar Eclipse


Penumbra first visible? 12:05 6:05 a.m. 5:05 a.m. 4:05 a.m.
Partial eclipse begins 12:45 6:45 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 4:45 a.m.
Total eclipse begins 14:05 7:05 a.m. 6:05 a.m.
Mid-eclipse 14:32 7:32 a.m. 6:32 a.m.

Total eclipse ends

14:57 7:57 a.m. 6:57 a.m.
Partial eclipse ends 16:18




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