Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A bit of Astronomy

Well the lunar eclipse tonight was quite a sight. The moon was located in the constellation of leo the lion during the event. Besides the moon there was also two other things that were interesting. The Star Regulus in leo was visbile since the bright light of the moon wasn't over powering the bright star. Also the Planet Saturn was visible and I was a able to catch a sight at some of its rings. It was an amazing sight!

Here are some moon pictures. Sorry for the poor quality, it wasn't a "good" night for astro-photography.

Moon during height the middle of event:

This didn't come out good but you can cleary see the suns relfection and earths shadow. It's just amazing...

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