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    Weekend Datebook: An Eclipse, an AT Party and Other Good Outdoor Stuff on Parade

    fileEvery weekend is a good weekend to be outdoors, but this one is particularly good if you're close to any of the following happenings: Anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption. The peak blew 32 years ago today, lowering its elevation from 9,677 feet to a high point of 8,365 feet on the south crater rim, which I visited on a busy climbing day last Sunday. Below is a view of the mountain's south face I photographed on May 13. Starting on Tuesday, climbing permits ($22) are now restricted to 100 ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on May 18, 2012 6:58 PM & Tagged Mount St. Helens and eclipse | permalink | Comments

    Live on the West Coast? Wake Up Early Saturday to See a Lunar Eclipse

    fileThe second total lunar eclipse of 2011, and the last until 2014, will occur before sunrise Saturday, and people in Alaska, Hawaii, the West Coast and some Western states will enjoy the best viewing opportunities in the U.S. Check local media reports to learn the best time to observe the eclipse. As the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner and Seattle Times explain, early-rising residents will be able to see a red shadow begin progressing across the moon at 4:45 a.m. until totality is ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on December 9, 2011 2:18 PM & Tagged eclipse and lunar eclipse | permalink | Comments

    Solstice Special: Lunar Eclipse in Review

    fileClearer skies over North America's eastern regions offered some of the best viewing of Tuesday's early-morning total lunar eclipse, the first lunar eclipse to occur on the winter solstice since 1632. Make plans now for the next total lunar eclipse to be widely viewable in North America on a winter solstice. The date: Dec. 21, 2094. The eclipse was the first total lunar eclipise with the potential to be viewed coast-to-coast in North America since 2007. Cloudy conditions on the west side of the ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on December 28, 2010 11:19 PM & Tagged NASA, eclipse and total lunar eclipse | permalink | Comments

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