Partial Lunar Eclipse Tonight.

Tonight’s the night.  You may be able to see a partial eclipse of the Moon, although it may be difficult in the west.

The Moon will pass through part of Earth’s shadow in a penumbral lunar eclipse.  People on the east coast of North and South America will see the entire event, while those of us in the west may see the eclipse in progress.  Still, it is worth trying to looking at.  However, it will probably be more visible in a photograph.

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The people over at awesome astronomy have a guide on how you can use your smartphone to take lunar pictures.

The maximum eclipse will occur at 7:50 p.m. EDT on Friday.  This doesn’t bode well for us in the West, but you never know, you might catch a glimpse of it.  If anyone gets a picture, I would like to see it.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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