Mary Anna (10
"Astronomy Picture of
the Day -"
Eclipsed Moon in the Morning.
Explanation: Tomorrow, December 10, the Full Moon will slide
through planet Earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse. The
entire eclipse sequence, including 51 minutes of totality, will
be visible from Asia and Australia, but moonwatchers in Europe
and Africa will miss out on the beginning partial phases because
for them, the eclipse will start before moonrise. In central and
western North America the earlier phases of the eclipse will be
in progress as the Moon sets. In fact, while those in the east
will miss out, North Americans far enough west could see a scene
very much like this one, with a mostly eclipsed Moon low and
near the western horizon during morning twilght. This morning
twilight view of another lunar eclipse approaching its total
phase at moonset was captured in 2008 on February 21, from the
Zagros Mountains of Iran.