Lunar Eclipse Tonight (Friday) at 7:50pm EDT

Partial Lunar Eclipse (Space.com, Space.com)
Partial Lunar Eclipse (Space.com, Space.com)
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Updated: 10/18/2013 3:45 pm
(WDEF)  Amy-O-Meter: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

     Sky watchers get the chance to see a partial lunar eclipse Friday night.
     A "penumbral lunar eclipse" happens when the moon slips into the Earth's outer shadow or penumbra.
     The moon will be in partial shadow for a total of four hours, with the peak occurring at 7:50pm EDT.  At that point, about 76% of the moon will be in shadow.
     A penumbral lunar eclipse may be difficult for the casual observer to see.  Look for a gradual shading of the moon.
     If you can't get outside to view the eclipse yourself, check out space.com.  The website will offer a live webcast from the online Slooh Space Camera.  The space cam broadcast team will join the broadcast at 7:30pm EDT to provide commentary for the celestial event.
      Happy sky-watching!
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