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Jason

Don't forget about the Total Eclipse tonight!!

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Weather permitting, the easy-to-watch event will be visible across most of North and South America, Western Europe and Africa. It will be webcasted live from several locations, and glimpses might be televised during Game 4 of the World Series. The next total eclipse of the moon won't be until March 2007.

The eclipse begins at shortly after 8 p.m. ET (5 PT), but the first hour or so won't be noticeable as the Moon becomes lightly shaded by Earth's outer shadow, called the penumbra. Things get real interesting at 9:14 p.m. ET (6:14 PT, when the Moon begins sliding into Earth's full shadow, or umbra.

A dark and growing scallop will then gradually envelop Earth's only natural satellite. Once in total shadow at 10:23 p.m. ET (7:23 PT), the Moon might turn a shade of deep red that frightened the ancients. No two eclipses are alike, however, and astronomers can't say for sure what color to expect, if any.

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Totally forgot about it here, Jason. I was in the house all evening. It was a kind of cloudy day here today. Did you see it? Did it turn colors?

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It was mostly cloudy here in Southeast PA, but we were able to get glimpses of the eclipse. It's always a pretty sight. :smiley:

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Shari,

The weather was perfect for viewing the eclipse, no clouds at all. It was very interesting...it sure did change colors! The moon stayed white until it was the tiniest crescent, then it turned a dark orange-reddish color, as you could only see the faint outline of the moon. Veeeerrry cool!

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