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Big show tonight (20/2/08) .....total eclipse of the moon

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member


    The show gets under way at 8:43 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (or 5:43 Pacific Standard Time), when the moon passes into the Earth's dark inner shadow known as the umbra.

    At first, it will look as if someone has taken a bite out of the left side of the moon. Earth's shadow will continue to creep across the lunar surface, with the "bite" becoming increasingly bigger.

    By 10:01 p.m. EST, the entire moon will be gobbled up by the shadow so that no direct light from the sun can reach its surface.

    Don't want to miss it. Next one's in three years.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    What about a total eclipse of the heart?
  3. Chef

    Chef Active Member

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  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Must be a SportsJournalists.com record for a threadjack.

    However, it WAS a hanging curveball.
  5. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Damn, I figured only 3 posts in, I'd have a shot at tossing out that gem. No such luck.

    And what's with the date format? US Americans long ago rejected the metric system and we'll do the same to anyone trying to slip the international date format past us.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I'll see you on the dark side of the moon ...
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Wait, I thought The Big Show lost weight?
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I was wondering when someone was gonna pick up on that.

    To the rest of the world, it would have been "11/9"
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Damn immigrants. First they take our jobs, now they're screwing with our dates. Send 'em all back!

    If I recall my Weather Channel correctly, a good chunk of the U.S. will miss this one. Snow in the northeast, clouds and rain down south. I just bought a pair of binoculars the other day, and I won't even get to use them for this. Guess I'll have to spy on the neighbors instead.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I think it's supposed to be fairly clear in Toronto tonight.

    Well, you can all watch it on CNN tomorrow. :)
  11. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Not if we can shoot that mutha down with one of our sooperdooper missiles first.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    That format is also used by the military, even the US American military ...
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