Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Night

Reader Andrew Porter alerts us to a total lunar eclipse (photo) that will begin at 10:11 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday, September 27) and last until 11:23 p.m. The partial eclipse, when the earth’s shadow begins to darken the moon, will start at 9:07 p.m. The best time to start watching is about twenty minutes before totality, or about 9:50 p.m.; at this time you should be able to see the curved edge of earth’s shadow moving slowly over the moon’s surface. The weather forecast is for partly cloudy skies tomorrow night, going to mostly cloudy by 11:00 p.m. Here’s hoping there are enough breaks in the clouds to allow for good viewing.

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  • Willow Street Watch

    The moon, prior to the eclipse, will be so close that you will be able to see with the naked eye, the Alice Kramden impact crater. (AKIC)

  • ClaudeScales

    From the roof of 57 Montague, just past totality:

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  • Andrew Porter

    I watched it until totality, and then the clouds rolled in and completely obscured the view, alas. But there were lots of people watching on Cadman Plaza West and on Henry Street.

    Viewing the moon made me even more aware of how much light pollution we live with. I used to have a 60mm telescope but gave it to a friend who lives in upstate, where you can actually see the stars.

  • Willow Street Watch

    There was a crowd on Henry St, then we decided to have a flash mob on my roof. Lots of refreshments. I brought out my 15″ deflector so people could get a real look. The view was great and the red moon during the eclipse was a first sight for many. Then I decided to punch up some music for the event.

    Cruise to the moon. The Chaperones
    There’s a moon out tonight. The Capri’s
    I thank the moon Johnny Mistro and the crests on Co-Ed…
    Yello moon. The Biscayne’s vpm 1006
    Then I decided to get serious and play some ROCKABILLY!
    Rock and roll Mr Moon. Harold Shutters goldenrod 204A
    Rock on the moon Jimmy Stewart. EKO. 105? Bad rec label
    Bule moon baby Dave “diddle” Day. Fee Bee.
    Dark moon. Bill flag
    Rocking on the moon “the deacon” Nau-Voo. 804
    (by this time the crowd we decided to have a howling contest..
    I put on some Zola Moon cause of her wonderful, sincere, energy
    Moon’s rock. Moon Mulligan
    Honky Tonk Moon. Rosie Flores cause she’s the greatest too…
    Old Jealous moon. Goldie Fields. Sage 311
    Blue Moon boys. Howl at the moon…
    Yellow moon. Rodney Rains Arc 10714
    Light my rocket (baby) and send me to the moon…Neil Alan. Wolf 112
    (talk about double entante wow…..)
    By this time the clouds rolled in on our red friend, a lot of people at this point didn’t even notice….
    I decided to play some surf
    The mayhems. Surfing moon
    Beach boys surfer moon..
    The clouds thined out enough to see the red moon with slight blur
    The end of the eclipse could be seen after that on an intermittent basis but by that time everyone had had their fun and drifted off leaving me to take down my scope and the sound equip….one neighbor complained about the RAB and the howling contest…we threatened to moon him.

  • ShinyNewHandle

    Claude, that’s the most poetic photograph of the moon I’ve ever seen.