Thank heavens for newsreaders! With such a wealth of information online it can be easy to miss something you find relevant. While skimming through my news feeds I came across an article highlighting today’s total lunar eclipse. If not for RSS feeds, I may have not heard about it until it was too late. Hey, with so much tech-related news to keep up with, some current events just don’t make it onto my radar.
According to Robert Massey of the UK Royal Astronomical Society,
It is like Mars suddenly coming a thousand times closer and just hanging there in the sky above you.
Astronomers are also looking forward to the event as potentially being the best in years. Mid-eclipse occurs at 6:21 p.m. EST according to NASA and the total eclipse should begin at 5:44 p.m.