We’re two months into our 2008 Travel Events calendar, and in case you forgot to note it down, tonight is a total lunar eclipse, visible from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. USA Today translates the times across the U.S. continental time zones. While Americans can wander outside after finishing dinner, Europe and Africa will have to stay up past their bedtimes to catch a glimpse of an eerily orange moon.
This is the last total eclipse until December 2010. If skies are clear, bundle up, get away from the city lights and check it out!
More about the science behind a total eclipse and tonight’s star-moon-planet triangle can be viewed here.
For the shutterbugs, more information than you ever wanted to know about photographing a lunar eclipse can be found here.