Saturday, December 10, 2011

Last Lunar Eclipse of 2011 - Watch Moon Disappear Saturday

[ Yahoo News ] 10 Dec

Look in the western sky Saturday morning before dawn, and if the weather is clear and you're in the right place, you will be rewarded with the last lunar eclipse of 2011.

The beginning of Lunar Eclipse as seen in Pakistan
Beginning of an earlier lunar eclipse (Photo: Jalalspages - 15 June 2011)
For just under an hour, the disk of the full moon will almost disappear, turning a dark, rusty red. The catch for Americans is that you'll miss almost everything unless you're west of the Mississippi. Totality -- when the moon is completely consumed by Earth's shadow -- begins at 6:06 a.m. Pacific time Saturday, and ends at 6:57 a.m. Even on the Pacific coast, dawn will start to brighten the sky before the eclipse is over.

Related: Total Lunar eclipse video

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