Lunar Eclipse Traffic

August 1st, 2008 by Thinus Leave a reply »

The Sky
Where: Southern Hemisphere
When: Most of August

81% covered

There’s a lot happening in the sky again this month (and no, Mars is still not getting any bigger, contrary to popular belief). Yet, mid August, Night will walk down the sky with the Moon in her hand.

Surely, a Lunar eclipse in a clear Winter sky will be worth staying up for. So pour a glass of Amarula Cream and go wait for it to happen on Saturday night the 16th from around 21:35 till 00:44. The climax (albeit just 81% cover) will be at 23:10 for us in Gauteng.

Also on the Z1 Zodiac highway heading Eastbound in late afternoon traffic is Venus having just passed very close to Saturn. Mercury is moving upwards and hovering just below Venus for the eclipse. It will flash its lights and overtake Venus on the 21st. Closer to midnight, watch out for bright Jupiter blocking 2 lanes up at the Zenith.

We’ve been told that while the moon is out, points man will be on duty. If you know about any other situations, please give us a call (or comment below).

1 comment

  1. Thinus Holtzhausen says:

    Dankie vir die herhinnering aan die maan .. ek dink ons moet die amaroela ding doen.

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