Wicked cool

Anyone else out there getting a glimpse of the total lunar eclipse?

Here’s what star/moongazers need to know:

Wednesday’s total eclipse phase will last nearly an hour. Earth’s shadow is expected to blot out the moon beginning around 7 p.m. on the West Coast and 10 p.m. on the East Coast. West Coast skygazers will miss the start of the eclipse because it occurs before the moon rises.

Currently it’s 10:03 here on the east coast, and the moon is partially covered, and it is darker than normal outside.

(Photo credit: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian)

Update – 10:32 PM: Ok, I’m declaring amateur photo hour here at the ST blog – here’s about the best I could do with my camera. The pic was taken about 15 minutes ago:

Ahem. We’ll call that the “abstract” version of the lunar eclipse …

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