Tue 28 Aug 2007

This eclipse was particularly rare for east coast Australians being entirely visible from start to finish.

The moon entered the earth's umbral shadow at 6:50pm. By 7:52 the moon was completely obscured, but still visible as a blood red due to the refraction of sunlight through the earth's atmosphere bending back in towards the moon's surface. Mid-eclipse occurred at 8:37pm, the moon crept out of the earth's umbral shadow around 9:20pm and it was pretty much all over at 10:24pm.

Cirrus cloud was a concern early on and affected much of the totality of the eclipse, but there was still plenty of opportunity for decent viewing. Here's the view from Brisbane.


The next morning I had a quick chat about it with the Cage breakfast show on Triple M: