Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Total Eclipse

What an excuse to have some fun!

Tonight, in Toronto's clear skies will be an eclipse.

"The partial eclipse begins at 8:43 p.m. ET, but it's not much to look at early on. Some of the sun's light is still hitting the moon, and it doesn't look dramatic until the "total" phase begins at 10:01 p.m. ET.

That's when the moon is entirely in Earth's shadow, for 50 minutes. The moon will be dusky orange-red during this time, not invisible -- because some indirect sunlight still hits it.

It's spooky looking, and the most dramatic appearance should be in mid-eclipse, 10:26 p.m."



rizabeff said...


does this happen on the western side of the country?

highwaisted said...

my bro called me about this and we were too lazy to get off the couch to see it. sigh.