Monday, April 14, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse Tuesday 3 a.m., Clouds Be Fucked

Seriously, wake up your kids and make them see this.  If you're lucky, they'll grow up to be Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

James Bruggers at the Courier:

In any event, whether we can see it or not, there will be a total lunar eclipse that is predicted to have a reddish color from atmospheric conditions and scattered light, according to experts at the University of Louisville. They're calling it a blood moon.
Tom Tretter, associate professor of science education in U of L's College of Education and Human Development, had this to saw about the eclipse:
In the Louisville area the total eclipse (when the moon is fully in Earth's shadow) will begin at about 3:07 a.m. Tuesday morning. It will last until 4:25 a.m. Unlike a solar eclipse, it is quite safe to view a lunar eclipse with bare eyes or even binoculars or small telescopes. Plus, it is clearly visible even with city light pollution, so you don't have to find a dark viewing spot.
The entire event may be visible from North and South America, according to NASA. And of the clouds get in the way, there's always the Internet. You can watch the eclipse live on the NASA website, with coverage starting at 1 a.m. NASA is also providing a central location for people to share their photos. All that can be found, here.

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