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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Totally Cosmic!

I've been out watching the lunar eclipse through binoculars. Probably the coolest celestial event I recall seeing. It's really cool that you can still see the moon and its features even in the eclipsed area. It's got this cool reddish glow, and it looks much more three-dimensional than it does when fully lit by the sun. Instead of just a bright disk on the sky, it looks like a marble you could reach out and grab. If you missed the moon going into the earth's shadow, be sure to catch it on the way out. It will be in full shadow until 11:45 pm EDT, and fully emerge from the shadow at 12:54 am.

I pointed the digital camera at it a couple of times; I'll load those later and see if they're worth looking at.