On Wednesday night, Feb. 20, for the third time in the past year,
the moon will become completely immersed in the Earth's shadow,
resulting in a total lunar eclipse.
is the case with all lunar eclipses, the region of visibility will
encompass more than half of our planet. Nearly a billion people in
the Western Hemisphere, more than 1.5 billion in Europe and
Africa, and perhaps another half-billion in western Asia will be
able to watch - weather permitting - as the brilliant mid-winter
full moon becomes a shadow of its former self and morphs into a
glowing coppery ball.
everyone in the Americas and Western Europe will have a beautiful
view of this eclipse if bad weather doesn't spoil the show. The
moon will be high in a dark evening sky as viewed from most of the
United States and Canada while most people are still awake and