another image from the full moon rise from last november. unfortunately, ann arbor is located just in the right spot to receive seemingly continuous cloud cover generated by lake michigan in the winter months. i want to test my new lens out on something other than gray… aarrghh. hoping some miracle will clear the skies for the upcoming lunar eclipse on feb 20th…
In addition to a lot of diagrams taking you through the eclipse that show how a lunar eclipse works, NASA’s page on the February 20th Lunar Eclipse says:
A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from South America and most of North America (on Feb. 20) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on Feb. 21). During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon’s disk can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and (rarely) very dark gray.An eclipse of the Moon can only take place at Full Moon, and only if the Moon passes through some portion of Earth’s shadow.
They say that mid-eclipse is 10:26 PM EST – here’s hoping for an eclipse miracle!