Avid skywatchers to see partial lunar eclipse tonight

09 August, 2017, 00:11 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • The eclipse to eclipse them all

Well, how about some questions answered by Angela Speck, Director of Astronomy at the University of Missouri.

OK, When Is The Eclipse Going Down Today?

"The moon moves faster than the earth spins".

Griffin said the eclipse was a result of the Earth's shadow being cast on the moon. "So the moon is moving fastest of the motions involved".

A solar eclipse, according to Space.com, can only happen when the moon is at one of two nodes of its orbit, or when the moon crosses the path of the sun.

Here are some stunning photos show the partial eclipse in full display, from various locations including India, Pakistan, Switzerland, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio in the south of Athens, the sky over Frankfurt in Germany, Turkey, France and Africa. It is hard to see the start and end of penumbral lunar eclipse by naked eye and one must use Astronomical telescopes or highly sensitive digital cameras.

Eclipses happen about twice a year, but this one is different.

Hotels along the 70-mile wide and 3,000-mile-long swath where the solar eclipse will pass through are completely booked and have been for months.

Tropical Storm Franklin Hurricane 2017
"On the forecast track, the center of Franklin will be near the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula by this evening", the U.S. The storm is also expected to affect several Central American nations including Honduras, Nicaragua, and Belize.

So as a fun way to prepare for the eclipse you can actually make your own pinhole projector.

If you've been anywhere near the Internet lately, you've most likely heard some gossip about the upcoming lunar eclipse.

Still need a pair of glasses to safely watch the total solar eclipse? Better yet, look at the eclipse indirectly by projecting the sun's image with a pinhole or binoculars. What causes eclipses and why?

Our moon may be 400 times smaller than the Sun, but it is also 400 times closer to Earth. He said the glasses will be reserved for those attending an eclipse program at the library. That means on rare occasions the moon is located between the Earth and the sun, blocking incoming light.

The entire Moon passes through Earth's umbral shadow.

The next lunar eclipse will be on January 31, 2018 and it will be total.

"Anywhere you can see it!"

NASA has the eclipse lasting about two hours, and peaking at around 18:20 Coordinated Universal Time, or around 2:20 p.m. "I've got South Carolina", Smalley said.

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