Friday, June 25, 2010

Eclipse - Hawaii tonite

Not the movie — the celestial event!

Beat of Hawaii
has a good summary:
"Tonight will be the first time in two years that we’ll see a lunar eclipse here in Hawaii. From 11:30pm to 3:00am, Hawaii will have an unparalleled view of the eclipse over its dark waters. Fifty-four percent of the moon’s surface will be occluded and the entire event will be visible here, weather permitting...."

Shadow & Substance has a grand animation and eclipse contact times for HST & other zones

Tiffany Rex at Long Island Press adds:
"...The full moon will be in the sign of Sagittarius....Lunar eclipses only occur during the full moon phase....This lunar eclipse is the opening scene for a full lunar eclipse coming in six months. On the night of the winter solstice Dec. 21, the moon will be completely eclipsed high in a dark sky..."

More information at the NASA Eclipse web site.