Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse OCT 8, 2014 Should Be Viewable in Okinawa

Moon, night before total lunar eclipse

Night Before the Full Moon Oct 7, 2014


The moon, tomorrow evening, should turn red when the eclipse happens.

That's how it gets the nickname, Blood Moon.

Tonight, around 6:30, I went out and did some practice shooting, to be prepared.

It's always a good idea to take photos the night before and after the full moon occurs.

Even though the moon wasn't a perfect circle, I shot 21 images, anyway.

That's just in case it gets cloudy or rains tomorrow night.

Astronomers and Mother Nature Don't Always Agree 

Included, in the links below, you can find dates and times the eclipse will occur.

But, whether or not, the moon will be visible, depends on the weather.

According to Time and Date Com, the eclipse (Naha, Okinawa) starts at 7:27PM.

There's not much sense, in me going all the way to Naha, to watch the thing.

On the schedule, these folks published, they tell you about the event.

It's probably best, for me to quote this part:

"Partial Eclipse begins 8 Oct, 18:18
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Moon close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to the East."

Little Geography Lesson

Naha, is a city on the West coast of Okinawa Island, facing the East China Sea.

The neck of the woods, I live in, is on the eastern side of Okinawa.

For me, to leave the East coast, to watch the moon rise, would be like, I'd have to be crazy.

But, it might be a great place to watch the sun or moon, set.

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