Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Total Lunar Eclipse blocked by thick blankets of clouds.
If you captured the moon before 1 a.m., the view was excellent in Marietta. Clouds quickly rolled in and eventually hid most of the nights viewing of the Total Lunar Eclipse. We weren't alone as most of the United States was covered in clouds, preventing most Americans from enjoying the rare event.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Tonight will be the last Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on Winter Solstice until 2094.
A total eclipse of the moon - the only one to occur in 2010 - will take place on the nights of December 20 and 21. According to Space.com's Geoff Gaherty, the eclipse will begin for those of us living on the East Coast a half an hour after midnight on Tuesday; on the West Coast, it begins around 9:30 p.m. PST Monday. In all cases, the total eclipse will be seen before the moon sets in the west just as the sun is rising in the east. Maximum viewing for the eclipse is at 3:17 a.m. EST/12:17 a.m. PST. This event should also give viewers an extra chance to view the Ursids meteor shower. When the Earth is aligned almost exactly between the sun and moon, the Earth ends up blocking the sun's rays from striking the moon, causing a lunar …
What's happening in Northeast Cobb today.
1. The Cobb County School District starts its Winter Holiday. The holiday schedule is Dec. 20 - Dec. 31. 2. Tonight at 12:29 a.m. the rare total lunar eclipse begins. Read about the lunar eclipse in an article featured today. 3. The Longhorn Shootout continues; Kell High School, 4770 Lee Waters Rd. 3 p.m. Kell High School and seven other high school girls basketball teams, including local rival Wheeler High School, participate in the first Longhorn Shootout, a three-day varsity tournament. Games take place at 3 and 6 p.m. in Kell's main and auxiliary gyms. 4. Marietta Adventist Church offers a Volleyball League and Stitch-N-Fellowship classes. For more information click on the classes or visit marietta.netadvent.org, or call 770-427-7668…