Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lunar eclipse time lapse...

From Kate McGinty's story in The Post-Crescent: Beginning at about 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, star seekers saw the Earth’s shadow creep across the moon. Then the moon nearly turned dark, blocked from the sun’s rays that usually illuminate it, and seemed to morph into a dramatic deep red color. “(The reddish color is because) you’re looking at all of the sunrises and sunsets around the Earth being put off into the moon,” said Megan Pickett, associate professor of physics at Lawrence University, who led astronomy students in a viewing. (Music: Kevin MacLeod)
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