Lunar Eclipse Tonight!


“The best astronomical events usually seem to happen at the worst times and places — at 3 a.m. low above your most obstructed horizon, or maybe only in East Antarctica. But not this time, not for observers anywhere in the Americas. On October 27, 2004, the full Moon will undergo a deep total eclipse lasting for 1 hour 22 minutes, when it will be high in the eastern sky after dark but while most people are still awake and about.”

October’s Ideal Lunar Eclipse
By Alan M. MacRobert

Image: Swedish astrophotographer Bengt Ask, 1.09.01