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The first solar eclipse of 2007 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in Pisces and is visible from eastern Asia and parts of northern Alaska. Greatest eclipse takes place at 02:31:56 UT when the eclipse magnitude will reach 0.8754. The penumbral contact times with Earth are listed below.

Partial Eclipse Begins: 00:38:26 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 04:25:00 UT


This event is the 20th partial eclipse of Saros series 149. After one more partial eclipse, the series will produce its first total solar eclipse on 2043 Apr 09.

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It was on this date in ancient times that a soothsayer warned Julius Caesar: "Cave Idus Martiae" (KAH'-way EE'-duhs MAR'-tee-eye), which means, "Beware the Ides of March!"
She was right. Caesar was killed in Rome on that fateful day in 44 B-C.
The so-called Ides were a feature of the Roman calendar. It fell on the 15th of the month in March, May, July and October and came on the 13th of the other months.

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Today on March 13, 1781 the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir Frederick William Herschel.

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In the early morning hours of 4 March, the Full Moon will be eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow for about four hours. The event starts at 03:14:52, when the Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow (umbra). The Moon will enter completely into the deep darkness of the umbra at 04:28:37 and take more than an hour to pass through this shadow until the northeast part of the Moon begins to emerge at 05:42:49. The time of greatest eclipse will occur at 05:05:44. In Nepal, though, we’ll have to watch the Moon set before the show is over.

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Now that the moon has vanished in the east, the brilliant white planet Venus has become the brightest object in the evening sky. Look about 20 degrees above the western horizon at 7 tonight to find it.
It is now about 126 million miles from Earth and is getting closer and becoming brighter every day.

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A total lunar eclipse was visible from Europe and partly from every other continent around the world in the night between Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2007.
At a cloudless sky, observers could then see the moon passing through the Earth's shadow, with the greatest eclipse occurring at around 00:21 CET on 4 March. In the meanwhile, ESA was watching.
The first partial eclipse phase, which could be observed as a slight reduction or discolouring of the moonlight started at 22:30 CET when the moon entered the Earth's penumbra. From 23:44 CET on 3 March until 00:57 CET on 4 March - the totality lasted for 73 minutes – finally the full moon completely disappeared within the Earth's umbral shadow. But although it was a total lunar eclipse the moon still was visible as a pale auburn disc due to the fact that some sunlight always caroms on the moon because of the refraction within the Earth's atmosphere. Following the total eclipse, it took the moon another 74 minutes until it had finally left the Earth's shadow at 02:11 CET.

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 Lunar Eclipse Images - 03/03/07

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Thousands of people gazed in awe as the skies remained clear for the most spectacular lunar eclipse in more than a decade.
The first total eclipse of the moon in three years was visible across swathes of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland last night thanks to crisp weather.
The surface of the full Moon first went dark before turning a coppery red, to the delight of thousands of people who had stayed up to watch the display.
The Moon started to become obscured from 8.18pm and was at its height between 10.44pm and 11.48pm.

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Skywatchers watched the first total lunar eclipse in three years, which lasted for six hours and five minutes.
The eclipse was visible from Europe, Africa, South America, eastern parts of the US, Canada and also Greenland.
The lunar eclipse was clearly visible from Delhi thanks to clear and crisp weather.

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