Monday, August 13, 2007

Total lunar eclipse will occur August 28

A total lunar eclipse will be visible in the Springfield area, weather permitting, on Tuesday morning, August 28. Locally, the event will begin at 3:51 a.m. (CDT); totality will last until 6:23 a.m. Last contact with the earth's shadow will be at 7:24 a.m. (CDT). Charles Schweighauser, professor of astronomy and physics at UIS, said that if the weather is clear the eclipse can be viewed from anywhere the moon is visible using binoculars or a telescope, as well as with the unaided eye. The UIS observatory will not be open for the event. Read more>>

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