Celestial Doings

If you are not aware as yet, there will be a total eclipse of the moon tonight. It will start around 8:43 and should be done about 10 pm. If you have never seen one, it is worth the time to bundle up and catch it.

Colors you might see include shades of orange, red, gold, blue and green. Color is dependent on atmospheric pollution density so heavier areas will see the blues and greens. If the sky is clear, get on out there because your next chance is not till December 2010. The last one was in 2004.

Later: Well, the eclipse was quite lovely. The night was chilled, the moon quite high and covered with a beautiful rust overlay. Another visual feast come and gone.