Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday Night, Oct. 27
Dr. Roger Sauterer photographed this May, 2003 lunar eclipse,
shown here as a reminder to watch Wednesday night's total eclipse,
which begins at 7:06 p.m. CDT when the moon enters the first,
faint part of the earth's shadow. The moon enters the darker shadow
at 8:14 p.m. Totality begins at 9:23 p.m. and lasts until 10:45
p.m. The dark phase of the eclipse ends at 11:54 p.m., and the
event is over at 1:03 a.m. Hawaii will be the only state to not
see a total eclipse. Happening soon after sunset, the timing of
this lunar eclipse should give everyone a good opportunity for
viewing. During totality the darkened moon will appear to have
a variety of shades of red and oranges on its darkened lunar surface.
Earth's atmosphere bends some of the sunlight into the moon's
shadow. The eclipse will last 3 hours 40 minutes. Binoculars and
telescopes can enhance the view but they are not necessary. The
next total eclipse of the moon will occur in 2007.
Lunar Eclipse Viewing & Planetarium Space Show
(Real views - not simulated)
Join JSU astronomers Dr. Laura Weinkauf and Dr. Kelly Gregg on
the roof of Martin Hall to view the lunar eclipse through a giant
telescope. During the phasing, planetarium shows will be offered
on the half hour to answer the question: "Besides the moon, what
else is up in the sky tonight?"
* Date of Event : 10/27/04
* Time of Event : 8:00 PM
* Location of Event : JSU Planetarium (3rd Floor Martin Hall)
* Admission Charge : JSU Faculty, Staff & Students - $3.00; Adults
- $5; Children under 12 - $2.50 For more information contact Renee
Morrison, LRCFS, at 782-5697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.