Today a Total Moon Eclipse!!

Moon Eclipse - a red moon, as we can see the moon when there is a total eclipse. Moon is behind earth so it's hidden from sun, but you can see it because earth's atmosphere will deflects solar rays and change their colour!
@Opteron (1845)
March 3, 2007 11:29am CST
Picture this: The year is 2025 and you're on the moon. "Home" is 100 meters away—an outpost on the rim of Shackleton Crater. NASA started building it five years earlier, and it is growing fast. You're one of the construction workers. As always in these polar regions, the sun hangs low, barely above the craggy lunar horizon. You adjust your visor. It amazes you how bright a low sun can be when there's no atmosphere to dim it. Suddenly, the lights go out. Up in the sky, a big black disk covers the sun. A red "ring of fire" appears where the sun was only moments before, and its glow turns the ground red beneath your feet. You've been waiting for this. It's an eclipse. Astronauts on the moon are going to experience eclipses typically once or twice a year: Earth glides in front of the sun turning lunar day into a strange kind of ruddy night. It'll be one of the highlights of any lunar tour. The charm of the eclipse comes from Earth. Our planet is big enough by a factor of three to block the entire sun but, curiously, this doesn't cause complete darkness. Rays of sunlight bend around the edge of Earth, filtering through the atmosphere. As seen from the moon, the edge of Earth lights up like a sunset-red ring of fire—one of the most beautiful sights in the solar system. (A simplified, 1.2 MB animation of the process may be seen here. Credit: Graphic artist Larry Koehn.) Can't wait until 2025? The next eclipse is TODAY: Saturday, March 3, 2007. Stuck on Earth, we can't see the ring of fire, but we can see the red glow it produces on the moon. The phenomenon will be visible from parts of all seven continents including the eastern half of North America. I am from Italy and italian people togheter with european people should experience a nice red moon today! It will happens at 21.18 (GMT+1 time), 20.18 Greenwich time!In the USA, the eclipse will already be underway when the moon rises on Saturday evening. Observing tip: Find a place with a clear view of the eastern horizon and station yourself there at sunset. As the sun goes down behind you, a red moon will rise before your eyes. Rising moons are often reddened by clouds or pollution, but this moon will be the deep, extraordinary red only seen during a lunar eclipse. As you watch it ascend into the night, imagine what it would be like to stand by Shackleton Crater watching from the opposite direction. What do you think of this story? Do you believe in NASA Missions? How you feel this eclipse? I think it's a nice astronomical event! I will watch it with my girlfriend ;)
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
3 Mar 07
I had not heard about this. I will be selling Girl Scout cookies at sunset, but will remember to watch for it! We will be facing East for the most part so maybe we will be able to see it! I liked the story. Is it all your own words? If so you have talent and I hope you do something with that talent! Thank you for the heads up!(HeeHee pun intended!)
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
31 Mar 07
I appreciate the best response, Thank you!
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
3 Mar 07
I was just outside watching it, I was looking forward to it all day! I last saw a lunar eclipse when I was child, so it's very special for me to see it again.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
3 Mar 07
I can hardly wait to see what I'm gonna transform into. :)