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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:47 am 
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The moon will turn shades of amber and crimson Saturday night as it passes behind the Earth's shadow in the first total lunar eclipse in three years.
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/OH/OH2007.html

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:27 am 
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Susan, thanks for posting this. I had heard something briefly on the news but didn't know when it was.

But, I'm having trouble figuring out the time. The picture seems to say between 4:30 - 8:11 p.m. which would be great as ds could see it. But then there's a list that says 20:11 - 2:23 UT. Is UT some time I've never heard of?

Anyone know how I can find out what time (In Toronto) this is happening?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:07 pm 
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UT is universal time.
Here is the link to calculate your time (I suspect you and I are 4:30-8:11 pm.)
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/S ... eZone.html

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Cool. My little ones birthday party is tonight after supper. She is turning 4 tomorrow. We are going sledding at about 7pm...so we'll be outside. Hope we get to see it.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:07 pm 
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We're not supposed to see anything west of Winnipeg. :(

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:41 pm 
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It was so cloudy all day I figured we wouldn't get to see anything. Remembered to check -- at 8:30. :(

But, there's another one in August. (That's weird -- two in one year.)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:12 pm 
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It was cloudy here all afternoon but at 7:30 as we sat down to eat supper (don't ask :roll: ), we remembered and it was a clear night.
At that time the moon was a crescent and coming back into view. It was slow progress, so we checked it every 15 minutes and you could see a big change.
I think that had we watched it for the total 4 hours or so it would have felt like watching paint dry.
There is a partial solar eclipse September 11th.
From what I gathered the other eclipses were solar at night and lunar in the day (not much chance of seeing anything then).

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:51 am 
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I'm glad you got to see some of it. I watched once years ago with my older kids. I actually let them stay up late and kept them home from school the next morning. It always amazes me that things like this don't really get discussed in the classroom -- at least not in my kids classrooms.

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 Post subject: Solar Eclipse August 1st
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:24 am 
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Unfortunately not everyone will be able to see this but I still think it's pretty cool.

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Friday, August 1 is a red-letter day for eclipse enthusiasts. On that date, the sun will be partially eclipsed over an immense area that includes western and central Asia, parts of northern and central Europe, all of Greenland and even a small slice of northeastern North America.

A total solar eclipse — the first in nearly two and a half years — will be visible along a narrow track that will start over the Northwest Passage of Canada, gives a glancing blow to northern Greenland, then shifts southeast through Siberia and western Mongolia and before ending near the famed Silk Route of China.

The path of totality for this upcoming eclipse is never more than 157 miles (252 km) wide.

http://www.space.com/spacewatch/080725- ... lipse.html

For a table of times around the world for optimal viewing, see the link below:
http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHtable ... -Tab05.pdf

I think that seeing the earth in relationship to the stars and Sun and moon is somehow comforting. It reminds me of how far science has come in the past few hundred years and that hope is there for more advances. It also reminds me that people are fallable (it was once thought that the Sun revolved around the Earth or that an eclipse was Gods anger at us) and 'stuff' happens to us all.

It helps me put our daily trials and tribulations into perspective.

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