February 18, 2008

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Lucky Eclipse Pair

image by Brian May, England

As a warmup for the lunar eclipse two days from now consider Brian's stereo eclipse view above. I've almost no information of the details except he took the images two years apart of eclipses that had similar patterns of umbral brightening. Brian commented, The moon in this eclipse stereo looks like a rubber ball held about a yard away - with a bit of a 'shine' - the effect of slightly different illumination ... ! You can view the pair with stereo glasses or try free-viewing. The February 20 eclipse will be at least partially visible everywhere except in Asia and Antarctica so many observers will be able to enjoy it using eye or camera.

Chuck Wood

Technical Details
Eclipse images taken in 2004 and 2006.

Related Links
Fred Espenak's Feb 20 eclipse page

Yesterday's LPOD: Cornucopia of Details

Tomorrow's LPOD: Yes


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