The Western Hemisphere will be given a bit of an astronomical treat Wednesday with a total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes through some portion of the Earth’s shadow – basically when the Earth is between the moon and the sun.
Best up all for those of us in the Rocky Mountain area, the eclipse will occur at a good time for watching (see below). For more information, please see the table below for viewing times and the links for more information.
Update, 2/20/08 @ 10:30am – Unfortunately it appears cloud cover in the Denver metro area may inhibit the ability to see the eclipse. It is worth trying to get a glimpse though.
|Total Lunar Eclipse of February 20, 2008|
|Partial Eclipse Begins:||08:43 pm||07:43 pm||06:43 pm||05:43 pm||04:43 pm||01:43 am*|
|Total Eclipse Begins:||10:01 pm||09:01 pm||08:01 pm||07:01 pm||06:01 pm||03:01 am*|
|Mid-Eclipse:||10:26 pm||09:26 pm||08:26 pm||07:26 pm||06:26 pm||03:26 am*|
|Total Eclipse Ends:||10:51 pm||09:51 pm||08:51 pm||07:51 pm||06:51 pm||03:51 am*|
|Partial Eclipse Ends:||12:09 am*||11:09 pm||10:09 pm||09:09 pm||08:09 pm||05:09 am*|
* Event occurs on morning of February 21, 2008