CreaseCrusader91 Posted December 27, 2013 Share Posted December 27, 2013 Thanks to a lunar eclipse on the longest night of the year, tonight we'll be experiencing the longest, darkest night in a very long time. It's been nearly 500 years since the last solstice lunar eclipse. According to Wired Science: The Earth's shadow will begin to blot out the moon at 1:32 a.m. EST (10:32 p.m. PST). During totality, when the Earth is directly between the moon and the sun, the moon will turn a rusty orange-red for 72 minutes from 2:41 a.m. to 3:53 a.m. EST (11:41 p.m. to 12:53 a.m. PST). Europe and Africa will only get a partial view of the eclipse, but for those of us here in the Americas the best times to watch are during those 72 minutes of totality. Here's a handy map showing the path of the eclipse: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18lsn1ixw2c7xjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg http://io9.com/5715413/tonight-will-be-the-darkest-night-of-the-past-500-years Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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