February 18, 2008
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.
Eclipse images taken in 2004 and 2006.
Fred Espenak's Feb 20 eclipse page
Yesterday's LPOD: Cornucopia of Details
Tomorrow's LPOD: Yes