Lunar Eclipse for America, West Europe, Africa|
(Thursday, May 15, 2003 - 11:15 EDT)
Tonight promises to yield some great photo opportunities for Imaging Resource readers in the continental USA, Canada, South America, Western Europe and Africa - weather permitting, that is.
The first lunar eclipse of 2003 occurs this evening (or, if you're in Europe and Africa, in the early hours of tomorrow morning). Extremely in-depth details can be found on the NASA website - so check to see what times you'll need to be awake, and make sure your batteries are charged, and flash-cards empty...
Those of you in Scandinavian and Eastern Europe, as well as the southern panhandle of Alaska, may catch a glimpse of the early or late stages of the eclipse as well, although you'll miss totality - the time where the entire moon is inside the earth's shadow.
Want some tips on taking photographs of the moon? Read our article on Digital Camera Astrophotography...