Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lunar eclipse

Tonight, Romania and other parts of the world witnessed a partial lunar eclipse (80%). From Wikipedia:
A partial lunar eclipse will take place on August 16, 2008, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2008, with the first being a total eclipse on February 20, 2008. The next lunar eclipse will be a penumbral eclipse occurring on February 9, 2009, while the next total lunar eclipse will occur on December 21, 2010. The penumbral eclipse will begin at 18:23 UTC, with the partial eclipse beginning at 19:36. The time of greatest eclipse is 21:10. The partial eclipse will end at 22:44, and the penumbral eclipse will finally at 23:57"

On the above thumbnail, the Moon is quite inconspicuous; seeing the pic at full resolution helps