Discussion in 'All other topics' started by pimpmex, Feb 10, 2008.
That's a lunar eclipse..
21 Feb 2008 - Total Lunar Eclipse
(Saros 133, umbral mag. 1.111, max. eclipse 03:26 UT
total: 03:00:34 UT to 03:51:32 UT)
A total lunar eclipse will be visible over the Americas, Europe, Africa, and western Asia.
The next solar one that can damage your eyes is..
1 Aug 2008 - Total Solar Eclipse
(Saros 126, umbral mag. 1.039, max. eclipse 10:21 UT
total: 09:21:07 UT to 11:21:28 UT)
The track -- 237 km wide at maximum -- begins in north Canada, passes near the North Pole, and into northern Russia. It then runs south-east into China. It is visible as a partial eclipse in Britain, though will not be dramatic.
The maximum duration is 2 minutes 27 seconds, and the path width at maximum is 237 kilometers. http://www.hermit.org/Eclipse/2008-08-01/
I don't think it's blindness from eclipses you should be worrying about...
lunar eclipse--you'll be fine
solar eclipse--either used a shielded telescope, shielded video camera, or one of a variety of methods. even a little exposure can damage your retinas and basically age your eyes long before they otherwise would.
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