solar and lunar eclipse.

@asliah (11148)
Philippines
December 20, 2010 4:30am CST
have you ever witness a solar eclipse or lunar eclipse? which one is more beautiful eclipse? coz ever since in my life, i still didn't witness an eclipse. and i really wanted to witness either one of them.
10 responses
@Cargoleta (726)
• Spain
20 Dec 10
I've seen a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse, both of them several years ago, and both of them were really interesting experiences :) For the solar eclipse my dad bought special small panes of dark coloured glass so we could all look at the sun without harming our eyes. It was "only" a partial eclipse, but it was really interesting to see nonetheless! As for the lunar eclipse, I actually don't remember much about it, only that the moon looked sort of a reddish brown colour. There will actually be a lunar eclipse today if I'm not mistaken, hopefully I'll be able to see it too! Take care!
@owlwings (39872)
• Cambridge, England
20 Dec 10
Check here for times and whether you can view it from your part of the world! http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2010.html#LE2010Dec21T
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@owlwings (39872)
• Cambridge, England
20 Dec 10
From Spain, you may just be able to see the beginning of it in the morning (check the list of timings and add 1 hour to UT for Spain)
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• Spain
20 Dec 10
Thanks a lot for the info! I'll definitely check it out :)
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Dec 10
I've seen a partial solar eclipse and a full lunar eclipse. They were both beautiful.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
23 Dec 10
I have only seen a solar eclipse when i was 10 years old. Of course i was using a sun glasses to protect my eyes. I can't even remember how beautiful it was. But i guess lunar eclipse is much more beautiful because you don't need any devise or gadget to see it.
@meuji100 (198)
• Philippines
21 Dec 10
I always wanted to see an eclipse but I haven't seen one. Eclipses always happens in other countries. Our country sees eclipses, but only partial. I see eclipses shown in T.V. and they look amazing. I wish I could see one.
@chowee (517)
• Philippines
21 Dec 10
I already experienced Lunar eclipse. Its just the same with ordinary full moon. I think its better to witnessed a full solar eclipse especially when it is day time because the part of the world will doomed and the sun will be covered by the moon. It seems that something bad will happen but its only a solar eclipse. This eclipses are seldom happen in many many years i think.
• United States
21 Dec 10
When I was a kid there was a solar eclipse, it was pretty neat to watch. They had us bring a shoe box to school, we cut a hole in the top and let the sun shine through and then we looked at the shadow it made. The lunar eclipse will be easier to see and I'm sure there will be tons of video on it just in case you miss it. Its pretty rare since it hasn't happened in 456 years.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
20 Dec 10
I have seen both in the past (one of the few perks of being old.) Both are fascinating and lovely to see. I really wanted to see the lunar eclipse tomorrow morning but weatherman says it will be very cloudy so guess I will miss it. Watch it if you can, you will find it interesting.
@owlwings (39872)
• Cambridge, England
20 Dec 10
Lunar eclipses are quite common. There is one on the 21st December this year which will be visible in North America and some of it in South America, Europe, Australia and Eastern Asia: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2010.html (the darker areas on the map are where it is NOT visible). Solar eclipses are not as common but are VERY spectacular, especially when total. I have been lucky to have seen two total eclipses and several partial ones. Next year (2011) there will be 6 lunar and solar eclipses: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2011.html The best one for you (in the Philippines) will be 10 December 2011 - a fairly short (51 minutes totality) total lunar eclipse.
@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
20 Dec 10
I witnessed the solar eclipse in 1999. It was quite fascinating: you could see the moon slowly covering the solar disc and then everything got dark. The sun was completely obscured for a few moments and it was really a strange sensation. I don't think a lunar eclipse can be as interesting.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
20 Dec 10
I never see any one of them either within my lifetime. I want to see one at least once, but hopefully that will be soon. I have to check on the astronomical websites, or waiting for the news for it.