Saturday, October 23, 2004

Celestial events

posted by Chet at 1:48 PM UTC

Sky mostly overcast all week, but behind the clouds Jupiter and Venus drift towards their November 4 rendezvous in the dawn sky.

Meanwhile, make sure to watch the total eclipse of the Moon on Wednesday evening, October 27. The eclipse begins high in the south east at 9:14 PM EDT, as the full Moon begins to move into the shadow of the earth. Totality starts at 10:23 PM and lasts about an hour and twenty minutes. The show ends at 12:45 AM.

For viewers west of the Rockies, the eclipse begins just as the full moon rises at sunset.

Let me know how you would describe the color of the moon during totality.