Astronomy Article 5 - minutes. Although the sun is blocked...

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Dreamy lunar eclipse Nasa.Gov 08/03/2007 http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/03aug_dreamyeclipse.htm?list6192 On August 28 th , 2007 a full lunar eclipse will take place in the earth’s sky, an event that only takes place approximately every 18 years. The eclipse will be visible from five continents including most of the U.S. The event will begin at 12:57 am when the moon enters the earth’s shadow. First the earth’s shadows becomes as pale as the moon, then the moon penetrates deeper creating a metamorphosis, and lastly the Moon changes from moondust-gray to sunset-red once it reaches this point it will last for ninety
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Unformatted text preview: minutes. Although the sun is blocked out complete darkness does not occur the ground at your feet actually glows. This happens because around the circumference of the earth you see every sunset/rise all at the same time. This light is projected onto the earths surface turning the moon into a picture perfect landscape. The eclipse will be visible from Australia, Japan, Asia and most of the Americas, but not from Europe or Africa. This is a mesmerizing experience that should be taken advantage of by anyone who has the chance to witness it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AST 112 taught by Professor Fredrickson during the Spring '08 term at Glendale Community College.

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