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2004-Oct-25, 06:07 PM
SUMMARY: Greetings, fellow sky watchers! As October ends, we have another exciting week in astronomy for you. This week's highlight is a total eclipse of the Moon! On October 27/28 our "nearest astronomical neighbor" will slide quietly into the Earth's dark cone of shadow called the umbra, providing most of us from Europe through North America with an inspiring view - but that's not all. There will also be many other great things to explore this week such as lunar features Tycho, Grimaldi, Langrenus, Mare Crisium and Hercules. We'll locate the 12th brightest star in the sky and do a "double take" as we learn about Albireo. Rich star cluster, M45 is waiting on you to explore with binoculars, telescopes -- or just your eyes and imagination. There's a little history here and a lot of fun. Now it's time to mark your calendars...

Because here's what's up!

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2004-Oct-25, 09:32 PM
Tammy, Fraser, I really love this weekly calendar! Every night I drag my kids out to see the sky. Thanks.

2004-Oct-26, 08:25 AM
I love lunar eclipses. I saw the longest one for 90 thousand years or something a couple of years ago. It lasted for 4-5 hours and I had a lovely telescope. The sky was perfectly clear and very dark.