Astronomy magazine podcast: Lunar eclipse and Scorpius' novae
Senior Editor Michael Bakich tells you how to prepare for the March 3 lunar eclipse and the surprise novae discovered in Scorpius.
February 22, 2007
A totally eclipsed Moon takes on different shades depending on conditions in Earth's atmosphere. Colors range from coppery orange to dull brown.
Photo by Martin Berner
|February 22, 2007|
The first total lunar eclipse in more than 2 years will thrill North American observers March 3. This eclipse will provide a perfect astronomy-club or family event because it occurs on a Saturday.
Click here to read more about the lunar eclipse.
Until the lunar eclipse, other sky shows surprise you. This week, Japanese observers identified a nova in Scorpius that brightened to a naked-eye object. Days later, another nova was identified in the Scorpion although not as bright.
Click here to view a sky chart that will help you find the novae.
In this week's podcast, Michael Bakich will discuss both the lunar eclipse and the Scorpius' novae.
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