“The illusion of freedom will continue as long 
as it's profitable to continue the illusion.
 
At the point where the illusion becomes too 
expensive to maintain, they will just take 
down the scenery, they will pull back the 
curtains, they will move the tables and chairs 
out of the way and you will see 
the brick wall at the back of the theater.” 

Monday, August 7, 2017

PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE Monday, Aug. 7th - Spaceweather.com


PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
Monday, Aug. 7th
Spaceweather.com

 

PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: 

On Monday, Aug. 7th, the Moon will pass through the shadow of Earth, slightly off-center, producing a partial lunar eclipse. At maximum (1820 UT), about 25% of the lunar disk will be in shadow. 

The 2-hour event is best seen from India, China, Australia, and other countries of Earth's eastern hemisphere. This animation created by graphic artist Larry Koehn shows how the Moon's appearance will change:  https://vimeo.com/203194385

Sky watchers in the Americas will see ... just an ordinary full Moon, completely illuminated.  According to folklore, it's the Sturgeon Moon, named by Native American tribes of the Great Lakes who caught lots of these fish during the month of August. Lake sturgeon are considered to be living fossils because they have survived virtually unchanged for more than 150 million years. 

A full Moon named after an ancient slimy fish? It's prettier than it sounds.

 
North Americans who miss this eclipse will get a great consolation prize two weeks from now: A total eclipse of the sun. 

On Aug. 21, 2017, the new Moon will pass directly in front of the sun. The Moon's cool dark shadow will lance down and touch the surface of the Earth, raking the USA from Oregon to South Carolina. 

People inside the path of totality will see the rarest of celestial wonders: Baily's beads, the Diamond Ring, and the sun's ghostly corona. 

Check ShadowandSubstance.com for a complete set of animated maps

http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=07&month=08&year=2017

 

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