Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Lunar Eclipse 2004

Still one of my favorite pictures. Looks like we will be cloudy (shocked!) tomorrow so no pictures this time. Besides, it's too damn cold.

In Michigan, the eclipse begins at 8:43 p.m. and becomes total at 10:01 p.m. Totality ends at 10:51 p.m., becoming partial again and ending entirely at 12:09 a.m. Thursday.

''There are roughly one-and-a-half total lunar eclipses a year,'' said Kevin T. Dehne, associate professor of physics at Delta College, where he also teaches astronomy. ''Sometimes there are two a year, sometimes there will be one every three years.''

The most recent total lunar eclipse visible from mid-Michigan occurred Aug. 28, 2007. The sky was cloudy and observing conditions poor. The next will take place Friday, Dec. 21, 2010.

2010. Can't imagine where I'll be then, maybe someplace warm with better lenses. ;-)