Friday, June 10, 2011

Preview video for next weeks lunar eclipse

Here is a nice preview of what to expect next week courtesy of NASA Lunar Eclipse Essentials

Be ready Wed night June 15th:  
9:22 pm  - partial phase begins
10:22pm - total phase begins
00:02am - total phase ends
1:02am   - partial phase ends

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Next week the moon will disappear . . . and reappear!

Don't miss next week's total lunar eclipse!

ליקוי ירח מלא, צילום: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This exciting event will begin next Wednesday night, June 15,at 21:22.  The shadow, caused by the moon passing behind the earth so that the earth is between the sun and the moon, will grow across the face of the moon until the moon is completely covered at 22:22.  At that point, the moon will turn interesting shades of orange/red until 2 minutes after midnight, when the other side will begin to emerge from the shadow.  At 1:02, the moon will have fully re-emerged.

This will be one of the darkest lunar eclipses. See details here.

And for your Hebrew reading  friends: מתי מתרחש הליקוי?