Blauwe Zon, Schaduwen op de Maan

from: Space Weather News for March 12, 2006

BLUE SUN: Lately, the sun over Egypt has been turning a strange
color–blue! This is a side-effect of very fine particles in the air
kicked up by seasonal dust storms. Where there are blue suns, there
could be blue moons, too, and maybe even a blue lunar eclipse.
Observers in and around Egypt should keep an eye on the sky in the
nights ahead.

LUNAR ECLIPSE: When the full moon rises on Tuesday evening, March
14th, you might notice something odd–a pale shadow darkening the
moon’s southern hemisphere. That is the shadow of Earth, and if you
can see it, you’ve spotted a “penumbral” lunar eclipse. Weather
permitting, the eclipse will be visible from eastern parts of the USA
and Canada, all of Europe and Africa, most of Asia and South America,
and western Australia. The eclipse will *not* be visible from
California and other far western US states.

Visit for pictures of Egypt’s blue sun and
more information about the March 14th eclipse.

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