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Jonna Krabill
2007-Jan-19, 08:29 PM
I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and I am planning an event based on viewing the Lunar Eclipse on March 3rd of 07. My question is how much of the eclipse will be visible from this area, and, is it worthwhile to plan this event? Thanks if anyone can help:razz:

schlaugh
2007-Jan-19, 08:48 PM
It will visible weather permitting. Unfortunately by the time the moon rises it will already be in the umbra for most of the Eastern US. Added: i.e. it will already be in full eclipse when it rises. (Those lucky folks in the far northeast may get to see it enter the umbra). Still, we'll get to see the moon emerge from both the umbra and penumbra.

Here's a link that describes the various stages of the March 3 eclipse.

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2007Mar03T.GIF

SeanF
2007-Jan-19, 08:52 PM
Well, moonrise there should be just before 6:00pm local time.

According to NASA (http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/OH/OH2007.html), the eclipse will start at 3:18pm local time, reach greatest eclipse at 4:21pm, and end at 8:23pm.

Looks like you'll just get the tail end of it.

EDIT: Because I can't convert from UTC to Eastern Time properly. :(

Tobin Dax
2007-Jan-19, 09:04 PM
I know that here in the Central Time Zone, it will rise in eclipse (between 5:30 and 6:00) and last until about 7:30. On the east coast, it should be visible from moon rise until it ends at about 8:30, as has been said above.