Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar eclipse

There is a total lunar eclipse tonight, but I won't see it because there's a planet in my way. It's visible from America (north and south) this evening.

See here for details.

If you're in the right place and free of clouds, have fun watching the moon change colour.


Southern Writer said...

Looks like I've missed lots of interesting posts the past few days. Bummer. Anyway, while I won't get to watch the eclipse, I was wondering what you think of the U.S. shooting down the disabled satellite? They're talking about doing it tonight, just about the same time the eclipse will be overhead in the Pacific. If in the right place at the right time, you could watch both simultaneously. Could be quite a show.

Dr. Brainiac said...

I always enjoy watching a lunar eclipse as the moon turns blood red, but the sky was overcast last night. Tragic.

Romulus Crowe said...

It was cloudy here too, and the eclipse was due for 3 am so I didn't stay up for this one.

I doubt I'd have seen the satellite explode, because they hit it over the Pacific. What I need is a hole drilled right through this planet and a really long lens...

Dr. Brainiac said...

Yeah I love the bullshit line from the government about how there was some kind of poisonous gas aboard. Riiiight. It was a spy satellite - it had spy stuff on it that they didn't want leaked. Duh. I hate that they think we're as stupid as they are.

Romulus Crowe said...

What made me laugh was China objecting when they'd just done the same thing without bothering to think up an excuse.

I wonder if the US military thought they'd better just prove to China that they can do it too?

It sounds a bit 'schoolyard' but then these are politicians. Still, it did conjure up a nice image of George Bush phoning China just to say 'Na na na-na na'.

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