Escape to Lunar Eclipse Watching Spots
Tomorrow brings a pretty cool summer event - a full-on lunar eclipse. The longest in seven years, this one promises brilliant shades of orange and red as the earth passes between the sun and the moon, blocking out the sun's light.
Another bonus? It's perfect for summer travelers as this one will be viewable all across the U.S. True, you might have to wake up on the earlier side to catch it, but it's worth it, whether you're on the beach in Cali or camping in VT.
On the west coast, check out the skies around 2:52 a.m., in Denver around 3:52 a.m., in St.Louis at 4:52 a.m. and in New York at 5:52 a.m. Keep in mind that if you're viewing from the Left Coast, you'll have optimal sighting as you'll be able to see the entire thing from start to finish. On the east coast viewers will only have about a half-hour, before the sun begins to rise and the moon sets.
· Your guide to the total lunar eclipse [MSNBC]