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TheEveningStar
28-10-04, 17:09
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By SARAH BRUMFIELD, Associated Press Writer

BALTIMORE - The Earth's last total lunar eclipse for nearly two and a half years didn't disappoint.

Baltimore resident Davis Sherman visited the Maryland Science Center with his 15-year-old son for the event, which began Wednesday about 9:15 p.m. EDT and was expected to last around three hours and 20 minutes.

"It's a spectacular show," Sherman said.

Tony and Carline Cazeau of Columbia brought their two daughters, Gabrielle, 12, and Valerie, 8, to the science center for the educational experience.

"It looks like chocolate," Valerie said.

With the Earth passing directly between the sun and the moon, the only light hitting the full moon was from the planet's sunrises and sunsets, resulting in an orange and red hue. Visitors at the science center's Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory peeked at the moon through its telescope.

Jim O'Leary, senior director of technology, IMAX, at the Science Center's Davis Planetarium, said there are usually two or three lunar eclipses a year, but there won't be any in 2005 or 2006.

"This one is a particularly long one," he said.

Outside the science center, Baltimore Astronomical Society President Darryl Mason projected the images from a powerful telescope onto a screen for passers-by to see. He said he hopes the eclipse helps introduce more young people to astronomy.

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, total lunar eclipses give scientists a chance to assess the quality of Earth's atmosphere. Ash from volcanic eruptions, for example, can make an eclipsed moon look much darker. The recent eruptions of Mount St. Helens in Washington were not expected to affect the eclipse because they consisted of far more steam than ash.

The last total lunar eclipse was May 4, but it wasn't visible from North America, NASA said.

The next total eclipse of the moon will not be until March 2007.

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On the Net:

NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/

Maryland Science Center, Davis Planetarium:

http://www.mdsci.org/shows/davis/index.cfm

Yahoo.com

galaxia2999
28-10-04, 21:12
IT'S NOT FAIR!!! IT WAS SOOO CLOUDY HERE IN TORONTO THAT WE COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING!!!

TombRaidingJenn42
28-10-04, 23:02
I could actually see it for once...usually when anything like that happens, it's always cloudy here, but not this time...it was so awesome! :D

Nicky
29-10-04, 08:36
The third pic (the one with the red moon) would be a great wallpaper ;)

Wizzkiddo
29-10-04, 09:11
Originally posted by Nicky:
The third pic (the one with the red moon) would be a great wallpaper ;) linky (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0007/nzeclipse_munford_big.jpg) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Nicky
29-10-04, 11:26
Wizz http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Thankies for the linky http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

It's magnificent! :eek: And it's on my desktop now http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Wizzkiddo
29-10-04, 11:39
Hi nicky http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I had it on my desktop too (for a minute or two) but I switched back to my old one... which is better :D

Nicky
29-10-04, 12:48
So what's your old one? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif :D

I still like the red moon though http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Makes the screen of the computer glow http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

ELEN
29-10-04, 13:02
It was late here and I was sleeping http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

Wizz, nice wallpaper http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Wizzkiddo
29-10-04, 13:45
Originally posted by Nicky:
So what's your old one? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif :D Ye really wanna know? :D

link again (http://www.wizzkiddo.nl/backgroundevil.jpg)
WARING: Some people may see it as offensive... Bill Gates is probably one of them.

TheEveningStar
29-10-04, 13:49
nice wallpaper! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Nicky
29-10-04, 15:36
LOL, Wizz http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

SpArKy
29-10-04, 15:50
I wasnt even aware there was an eclipse happening, but thanks.

And nice wallpaper, i dont know how you kept it at such a high res, but its on my desktop now, with an Olive skin, pretty cool.