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Saturday, March 03, 2007

For Your Viewing Pleasure...

well, for some of you anyhow.

Almost 2-1/2 years have passed since the Moon plunged completely into the Earth's shadow. But if you live in Europe, Africa, or the eastern half of North America, but sure to put a big circle on your calendar for Saturday, March 3.

Europe and Africa are in the best position; the eclipse will happen during the late-night hours of March 3-4, with the Moon high in the sky. From Newfoundland and Labrador will see the Moon rise prior to its entrance into the umbra (6:00PM Newfoundland Time). For the rest of North America, the eclipse will already be in progress when the Moon rises.

Unfortunately, for those living in the western United States and Canada, the eclipse will have pretty much ended by the time the Moon rises. As a consolation, however, the next total eclipse later this year (on Aug. 27) will favor these locations.

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