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Monthly Archive: February 2008

Feb 28 2008

The Total Lunar Eclipse of February 21, 2008

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On February 21, 2008 a total lunar eclipse took place, almost a year after that of March 3-4, 2007. The viewing conditions, however, were much more favorable for the Americas, as it was to occur around midnight.…

Feb 19 2008

Moon setting over Mottarone

On Jan.24, 2008, another crystal-clear day had just started, when I spotted a waxing, almost-full Moon setting over the snow-covered slopes of the Mottarone, a well-known mountain (and ski resort) overhanging Stresa, renowned touristic resort on the western banks of Lago Maggiore.…