"Next Week's Eclipse of the Frosty Beaver Moon: The Last of the Two Total Lunar Eclipses of 2003"

Scheduled air date: 2003 Oct 27-Nov 02

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Get ready for this year's second Total Lunar Eclipse!
On the night of November 8th, the Earth will pass between the Sun and the Moon, and the Moon will pass through Earth's shadow, forming a Total Lunar Eclipse visible from all of North America (weather permitting)!  During the darker umbral phase, the Moon will turn a beautiful, dark orange-red, which shouldn't be missed!  Below are key event times for the primary North American time zones:

Total Lunar Eclipse — Night of 2003 November 8th

Event Pacific (PST) Mountain (MST) Central (CST) Eastern (EST) Atlantic (AST)
Moon enters penumbra 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 4:15 PM 5:15 PM 6:15 PM
Moon enters umbra 3:32 PM 4:32 PM 5:32 PM 6:32 PM 7:32 PM
Totality begins 5:06 PM 6:06 PM 7:06 PM 8:06 PM 9:06 PM
Mid-eclipse 5:18 PM 6:18 PM 7:18 PM 8:18 PM 9:18 PM
Totality ends 5:31 PM 6:31 PM 7:31 PM 8:31 PM 9:31 PM
Moon exits umbra 7:04 PM 8:04 PM 9:04 PM 10:04 PM 11:04 PM
Moon exits penumbra 8:22 PM 9:22 PM 10:22 PM 11:22 PM 12:22 AM

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.


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