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Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar eclipse tonight

Partial eclipse will begin about 7:45 p.m.

The moon is pictured in stages leading up to a full eclipse on Wednesday. Clouds rolled into Lawrence about 8:30 p.m., blocking the final stages of the eclipse, which, according to NASA, will be the last total lunar eclipse in the U.S. until Dec. 20, 2010.

The moon is pictured in stages leading up to a full eclipse on Wednesday. Clouds rolled into Lawrence about 8:30 p.m., blocking the final stages of the eclipse, which, according to NASA, will be the last total lunar eclipse in the U.S. until Dec. 20, 2010.

February 20, 2008

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Tonight's eclipse of the moon will begin about 7:45 p.m., and the viewing from Lawrence backyards should be clear - but cold.

The phenomenon can be seen in Lawrence, beginning with a partial eclipse about 7:45 p.m. By 9 p.m., the moon will be totally eclipsed and will remain that way until about 9:50 p.m., according to NASA. Then the partial eclipse will end about 11 p.m.

About 8:30 this evening, however, some clouds rolled in and will limit the view for the next couple of hours. Some breaks in the cloud cover are expected, which may allow some viewing of the eclipse. And temperatures - and wind chills - will be extremely cold.

Schack predicts tonight's temperatures at 12 to 14 degrees, but winds will make that feel much colder - ranging from 3 degrees above zero down to 5 degrees below zero.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, so the Earth's shadow is cast over the moon.

Although this will be the third total lunar eclipse visible in the U.S. in about a year, that doesn't mean they're a frequent event. According to NASA, this is the last chance for a total lunar eclipse in the U.S. until Dec. 20, 2010.

Comments

Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

OK. No takers. Well anyway, Asian doc sees woman, puts on rubber gloves, checks out womans pee-pee, that she claims is itchy and irritated, sniffes finger, and says "Aaaah, you have what carred Zachary Disease"....woman says "What the hell---what is that---what kind of sick doctor are you??!!" Doctor replies, "Zachary disease, your p**** smerr Zachary rike a$$hole".

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

Great!!

This woman may be suffering from "Zachary Disease" too. Have you heard of this dreadful affliction?

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Drew_Carey 6 years, 1 month ago

R_T See the new joke on moment of truth blog.

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

Big deal--looner e-klips--when will we see the rings around uranus?

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

RT:

Yeah,l saw it and got some nice pics.

Just shut down from work so going to have an adult beverage now.

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Christine Pennewell Davis 6 years, 1 month ago

saw the rings around saturn so cool darn clouds ruined the night.

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Paul Decelles 6 years, 1 month ago

ibrown3,

The Kansas state song says "...and the skies are not cloudy all day." Clearly that includes skies that are cloudy 99% of the time during the day AND doesn't say anything about the nights. They can be completely cloudy.

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vigil05 6 years, 1 month ago

Don't see it here at my apartment... Anyway, since we're on the topic of watching celestial objects, are there any active astronomy clubs in Lawrence?

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

Am I asking too many questions? Is anyone cold?

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

Why did Richard Gwin have to photo this with a big nasty smokestack in front of it? Is this a hoax?

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

Marion, can you see it yet? Are you having a drink while watching it?

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

Will the lunar eclipse, eclipse LJW On-Lines' posting traffic? Because awards aren't going to be won with that kind of crap going on?

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Marion Lynn 6 years, 1 month ago

I still have no cloud cover so I will be at least able to observe totality in a few.

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blahblahblah 6 years, 1 month ago

Probably the same as the luney far-right, they'll see an eclipse???

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Tom Shewmon 6 years, 1 month ago

What will happen to the luney far-left during this eclipse?

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Ian Brown 6 years, 1 month ago

Thank you, incoming snow storm, for ruining our view of the beautiful, total lunar eclipse. Well, I suppose we have to fit in our weekly snow storm sometime since that has become this winters trend. Nevermind the relatively rare total lunar eclipse, the sight of which we will not have the opportunity to view again until 2010. I am sick of the snow. Bring on spring.

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Rick Aldrich 6 years, 1 month ago

ditto! looks like a smoke screen,

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vigil05 6 years, 1 month ago

Doh! The clouds just rolled in!!

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 2 months ago

Oh Godforbid. King Coal shows up in the foreground too. Quickly, alert the posse. Who are they paying off in Lawrence? The railroads are in on this scam.

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its_getting_warmer 6 years, 2 months ago

Is this a picture of CO2 pollution?? From one of the dirtiest plants in the nation?

Quick, someone tell the Governor, the Secretary of KDHE, the people of Lawrence, the Douglas County legislative delegation. The Lawrence City Commissions too. Quickly. Quickly. This scourge must be stomped out. Something must be done.

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ChristmasCarol 6 years, 2 months ago

I will make sure to bring the coffee if you bring the donuts. Maybe Don could bring my painting untainted. Maybe he is too busy with Melissa.

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Esq2eB 6 years, 2 months ago

Is that a coal plant spewing toxic mercury and other poisons into the atmosphere? Naw, surely not. Not in the bastion of all that is great, aka Lawrence.

Hip..Hip...Hypocrites!

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aeroscout17 6 years, 2 months ago

...but I can't see the moon during those times from my backyard! (Sorry, couldn't resist)

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