Did you see this morning's total lunar eclipse? It was well worth it to me getting up 90 minutes early! I watched the Moon move from the shade of Earth's outer shadow and into the deep inner cone of darkness -- within the space of a bit more than an hour Luna changed from a full, golden disk to a dull coppery remnant in the western sky. Sunrise erased the last traces of the spectacle from sight a little after 6:00 AM.
The next total lunar eclipse visible from here will take place the night of February 21, 2008. It will be well placed in the sky for us to see the entire show, not just the first half. Mark your calendar now!
-- Photo by James Guilford