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A well oiled solar system

Back in August 2007, my wife and I set our alarms very early to see a full lunar eclipse from the comfort of our back yard.   Sometimes when we are too busy with our overscheduled lives, we forget to open our eyes and look at what the world has to show us.  For $0.00, you too can experience the wonder and awe that scared the crap out of people just hundreds of years ago.  NASA has some wonderful resources on the Internet that can help you find out the dates and times of the upcoming eclipse that can be seen from North America.

Eclipse - http://www.flickr.com/photos/drome/409258605/ 

(Photo: "shadow over the moon 3-3-2007" Courtesy Drome @ Flickr)   


NASA's Eclipse Site: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html


Here are the events that I'm going to try to view. 

2008: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/OH/OH2008.html

  •    2008 Aug 01: Total Solar Eclipse

  •    2008 Aug 16: Partial Lunar Eclipse

2009: http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/OH/OH2009.html

  •     2009 Jan 26: Annular Solar Eclipse

  •     2009 Feb 09: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

  •     2009 Jul 07: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

  •     2009 Jul 22: Total Solar Eclipse

  •     2009 Aug 06: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

  •     2009 Dec 31: Partial Lunar Eclipse


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