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Exploding Lunar Eclipse

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August 27, 2007: Most people appreciate lunar eclipses for their silent midnight beauty. NASA astronomer Bill Cooke is different: he loves the explosions.

On Tuesday morning, Aug. 28th, Earth's shadow will settle across the Moon for a 90-minute total eclipse: In the midst of the lunar darkness, Cooke hopes to record some flashes of light--explosions caused by meteoroids crashing into the Moon and blasting themselves to smithereens.

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Regretably it would seem that we will have to content ourselves with videos and photographs as it will not be viewable from Europe. We had our chance in March of this year and quite spectacular it was too.
 

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Well, did Bill find anything, or is he waiting for Nasa to fire another fridge sized object at a celestial bit of rock for his jollies ?
 

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The imply at the bottom of the page that it was a DREAMY lunar eclipse so perhaps they all fell asleep, certainly nobody appears to be awake enough to report on what happened 6 days ago but hey thats NASA for you:-rofl2