Lunar Eclipse Coming on March 3, 2007

Total Lunar Eclipse. Image credit: Doug MurraySkywatchers in Eastern North America, Europe, Africa and parts of Asia are about the be treated to one of the most beautiful events in the night sky: a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse gets underway on Saturday, March 3, 2007, and will last about 6 hours from start to finish.

For observers in Eastern North America, the eclipse will already be underway when the Moon rises, but observers East of the Great Lakes should be able to see the Moon completely obscured, and then exist the Earth’s shadow as the evening progresses.

If you want to know when to look, the greatest eclipse will occur at 23:20 UT (6:20pm EST).

Original Source: Science@NASA