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Total Lunar Eclipse – February 20, 2008

The next total lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur on February 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm. Giving out extra credit would be a great motivator for students to stay up and watch the event.

A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from South America and most of North America (on Feb. 20) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on Feb. 21). During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon’s disk can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and (rarely) very dark gray.

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Visit NASA’s eclipse information site for more details.

Edit: Video added on 2/25/2008.

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