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Here comes the sun, there goes the moon

Jason Samenow @ 12:29 AM

At last, after some morning fog, the sun shall emerge today. Temperatures should be comfortable as well-- at least reaching the mid 60s. (By the way, Reagan National reached 63 yesterday, finally breaking the streak of sub 60 degree days).

Lunar eclipse image, courtesy NASAOn Wednesday, it should be mostly sunny in the morning although clouds will increase in the afternoon and evening. They should just be high, thin clouds which would allow at least partial viewing of the full lunar eclipse Wednesday night. Sky and Telescope has this excellent article about the eclipse.

Pertinent facts:
  • The Full Moon will begin its passage into the Earth's dark central shadow, called the umbra, at 9:14 p.m. EDT
  • The Moon will be in total eclipse for one hour and 22 minutes starting at 10:23 p.m. EDT.
  • The eclipse will occur during a World Series game -- for the first time in history
I also recommend this viewer's guide to the eclipse from NASA's website has this article.

I'll have a more detailed weather forecast for eclipse viewing tomorrow evening. At present, it's a bit of an uncertain forecast.

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