My shot of during an eclipse over Rome in 2007

For your information:

Space Weather News for Oct. 7, 2014


TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON:  The Moon is about to pass through the shadow of Earth, producing a colorful lunar eclipse.  Sky watchers in the Americas, Australia, Pacific islands and parts of Asia can expect to see the full Moon turn beautiful shades of red and turquoise for nearly an hour on Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th.  Check http://spaceweather.com for viewing times and observing tips.


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  1. Mrs. G says:

    Thank you so much for this notice. I had almost lost hope for a Kindle edition. Others planning to purchase the Kindle edition (of course, from the link embedded in Fr. Z’s post) should know that it does not have “real page numbers”. A small price to pay for the opportunity to actually read the book now rather than some indefinite date in the future. I will be asking both our pastor and our deacon if they are Kindle owners, in which case I will be back to purchase gift copies for them.

    Thanks again!

  2. Mrs. G says:

    Ack! I posted under the wrong item. Apologies, Fr. Z. And, for some reason, clicking the “leave a comment” link under “Good News and Bad News…” is not working in Firefox or in my Chrome-based Epic browser.

  3. Supertradmum says:

    Thanks so much for the heads up. I shall be up early and will hopefully not be under a cloud cover.

  4. Kathleen10 says:

    @Mrs.G and Fr. Z., for some reason the comment box for the book by the bishops would not open. It is just not there. I wanted to just say that we do not have a Kindle, but ordered it as an e-book or whatever, and one minute later, there it is on our computer. Works great. Now it is available for us to read with no likely hassles.
    Thank you for the heads up on the Blood Moon, as the Protestants call it. I so hope we can see it!

  5. Irradiated says:

    If one is east of the Mississippi, there’s also a 2-9 minute window where a Selenelion will occur. Because of the particular timing if the eclipse and some interesting atmospheric effects, both the Sun and a totally eclipsed full Moon will share the sky for those few minutes.

  6. Jennifer Roback Morse says:

    October 8 is my daughter’s birthday. What a nice gift the Heavens have arranged for her!

  7. Pnkn says:

    Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

    click on the Amazon link to the book and this message appears just under the Kindle price.

  8. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    Gorgeous in Ann Arbor.

  9. teejay329 says:

    Thanks Fr. Z…
    It was lovely this morning. Got me pondering how folks who lived eons ago viewed it and what they believed was happening. Probably scared the Devil out of many!

  10. LarryW2LJ says:

    It rained some overnight and there were clouds here in Central NJ. Boo, hiss!

    When I was a youngster, growing up in the age of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, I had wanted to grow up to become an astronomer. As it turned out, my brain has a real problem with mathematics, which is not the prescription for a budding astronomer. So I became a stargazer, instead.

  11. paladin says:

    Well, I’ll be dipped! So it *was* a lunar eclipse!

    I saw the full moon looking very reddish, this morning, but it was also behind a thin layer of clouds, so I wrote it off to a weird cloud diffusion effect. Glad to know that I wasn’t going bonkers! :) Thanks, Father!

  12. Mike says:

    Here in the Mid-Atlantic, an unexpected treat: despite a forecast of cloudy skies (which evidently dissipated early), I got to see most of the “end of the beginning” of totality, as the veil of red shadow finished growing from left to right across the bright white lunar surface.

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