Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Total lunar eclipse set to turn Moon red

Filed under
Sci/Tech

Early Tuesday morning, August 28, 2007, a colorful lunar eclipse will be visible from Australia, parts of Asia, Japan, and most of the Americas. In the United States, the western part of the country will be favored with the best conditions.

The lunar eclipse begins at 12:54 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) when the Moon begins to enter the Earth’s shadow. About two hours later, the color of the Moon will change from its normal grayish color to a reddish color.

The red color comes about because light from the Sun as it reaches the Earth must pass through the dense atmosphere of Earth before reaching the Moon. The scattering of this sunlight produces the red coloring.

Thus, at about 2:52 PDT the start of the total lunar eclipse begins.

On the east coast, the begin of the total lunar eclipse is 5:52 am EDT, in the central part of the country its 4:52 am CDT, in the mountain time region it is 3:52 am MDT, in Alaska its 1:52 am, and in Hawaii its 11:52 am (August 27).

The total lunar eclipse will last about 90 minutes.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Manjaro Community Proudly Presents The Release of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13.1 i3 Edition

Today, August 4, Bernhard Landauer, the maintainer of the i3 community edition of the Manjaro Linux distribution had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Manjaro Linux i3 0.8.13.1. Read more

GParted 0.23.0 Open Source Partition Editor Adds Support for Setting New Btrfs UUID

The developers of the famous GParted open-source partition editor software used by default on numerous Live CDs announced the release and immediate availability for download of GParted 0.23.0. Read more

Lumina Desktop 0.8.6 Released!

Just in time for PC-BSD & FreeBSD 10.2 (coming soon), the Lumina desktop has been updated to version 0.8.6! This version contains a number of updates for non-English users (following up all the new translations which are now available), as well as a number of important bug-fixes, and support for an additional FreeDesktop specification. The PC-BSD “Edge” packages have already been updated to this version and the FreeBSD ports tree will be getting this update very soon as well. Read more

Find The Perfect Linux-Compatible PC With Ubuntu's Hardware Database

Some PCs are more difficult to run Linux on than others — it’s all about the drivers. Some laptops are available with Linux pre-installed, but plenty aren’t — even though they may make great Linux PCs. The Ubuntu Certified Hardware database helps you find Linux-compatible PCs. Most computers can run Linux, but some are much easier than others. Certain hardware manufacturers (whether it’s Wi-Fi cards, video cards, or other buttons on your laptop) are more Linux-friendly than others, which means installing drivers and getting things to work will be less of a hassle. Read more