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what happens during the lunar eclipse....

what am i supposed to be looking for..LOL..i just went to look at the moon..and it looks like it always does


Asked by alexis_06 at 1:51 AM on Dec. 21, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • The event -- when the moon is completely in the earth's shadow and blocked from the sun that usually illuminates it -- will begin Monday or Tuesday evening depending where you live. It will start at 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time Monday for those on the West Coast, and about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on the East Coast. The maximum viewing time is said to be 3:17 a.m. EST/12:17 a.m. PST Tuesday, December 21.

    So what can you expect to see?

    According to, we won't really know until it happens.

    "This is determined by weather conditions around the Earth's rim at the time of the eclipse, as the sun's light is colored and refracted inward by thousands of sunsets and sunrises. If the air is clear around the rim of the Earth, the eclipse may be quite light; if cloudy, quite dark. Again, depending on those sunrises and sunsets, the moon may appear orange, red, dark brown or slate gray."


    Answer by shortcake120 at 2:31 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • It is slowly shrinking, or blacking out currently. We should eventually see a reddish/orange moon when the eclipse is at it's peek. Look @ 12:17Pacific Time, 3:17EST and we will see the excitement, according to NASA.

    But I'm checking every so often because it is a process over more than an hour

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 1:55 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • It's just before midnight MST and it is about 1/2 covered. Really cool. It will be a full eclipse beginning around 12:20 MST

    Answer by balagan_imma at 1:56 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • pic i just took will be taking more see if i can get the reddish glow but kinda cloudy here


    Answer by Gen at 2:01 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • The moon should disappear completely if its a full lunar eclipse

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:54 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • This when the earth, gets "in front" of the moon. If u watch the whole thing u will see the earth moving over it, or u will see a black spot that gets bigger.

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:56 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Part of the moon is covered here in JAX FL looks pretty neat.......almost crescent shaped.

    Shame I dont have a great camera!! Id be taking pics! But then it IS 31° outside and pretty dang cold here again in Florida!


    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 2:07 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • Wow.. great pic Gen! It's so nice and clear I said I wished I had a good camera!

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 2:07 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • supposed to turn red which is why it's called Blood Moon. That should happen in about an hour from now (1:55 Central time)

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:09 AM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • lol thanks but i can't get any more though cause it got to cloudy and won't show up other than youtube XD

    Answer by Gen at 2:13 AM on Dec. 21, 2010