Science Wesley R. Elsberry on 20 Feb 2008 08:03 pm
We’ve got a total lunar eclipse coming up here shortly. Friends are coming over, and we’ll pull out the telescope for viewing and our binoculars. I’ve already baked up a fudge cake for after; it is 11 degrees F out currently, and we’ll want something warm after that.
Diane says that the reports state that there may be moments when the moon appears tinted turquoise at the beginning and end of the eclipse. That is apparently due to the absorption spectrum of the ozone layer.
Update: Two pictures, one during totality, and the other as the eclipse was ending.