Monday, December 20, 2010

Big Red Ball Tonight! (No, not a big commie dance-party).

Moon photo:  NPR and Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images.
NPR notes that we've got a treat in store tonight--a lunar eclipse that will render the moon a "big red ball."  It will be visible throughout North America, which means, if we can glimpse the sky tonight, we'll get a look.  NOAA says no:  
Tonight: A slight chance of snow before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. South wind 7 to 16 mph becoming west northwest. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
But maybe we'll have a red tinge to the cloud cover.  In any case, maybe it's worth a little lost sleep.

1 comment:

JN said...

Didn't make it. Did you? There was even a short period of partly clear sky that night.