Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Eclipse News for 2008

The topic for this post is a divergence from the normal topics, but one that focuses us to a heavenly body that has a very important influence in our day to day lives. Last summer I happened to make it out of bed in the early morning hours to catch the partial lunar eclipse on August 28th. At that time I became aware we would be having another chance to see a full eclipse come Winter 2008. The time is now to get ready for the total lunar eclipse of February 20-21, 2008. It is going to be visible in the US and Canada during the prime-time evening hours. No need to climb out of bed in the wee hours of the morning to watch the moon seem to disappear. There are 2 solar eclipses and another partial lunar eclipse this year as well. None of these are going to be visible in the United States. So, if you are a person that likes to watch the sky, or know of someone else who might not be aware. Mark your calendar for February 20 - 21st, if the weather allows for unobstructed viewing. Happy "Eyes to the Sky."

6 comments:

deerPhD said...

Thanks for the heads-up! I'll look forward to it!

CDGardens said...

deerPHd - Glad to let you know it is coming up. We like watching sky events around here when they happen. Thought others might be interested too.

Kristine said...

Thanks for letting us know this was coming. I always like to see that sort of stuff. Particularly if I don't have to get up in the middle of the night to do it.

CDGardens said...

kristine - Yes, not having to break-up the sleep pattern is a real positive for this event.

SimplyOutdoors said...

Sounds awesome. I'm marking it on my calendar.

CDGardens said...

simplyoutdoors - Hope it works out so you are able to see it. Have to keep positive thoughts going to keep the clouds away.