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Total Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday (02/20/2008)

According to NASA, “On Wednesday evening, February 20th, the full Moon over the Americas will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It’s a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010.”

Total Lunar Eclipse - Feb. 20, 2008

The total (or maximum) eclipse will occur at 7:26 pm PST (10:26pm EST).

A lunar eclipse is the result of the Moon passing through the Earth’s shadow. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon travels completely into the Earth’s Umbra (the darkest part of the shadow).

Lunar Eclipse diagram

(via NASA | Wikipedia)