irst lunar eclipse visible in the U.S. all year long. The
moon should start to disappear right before dawn, at around 4:45 a.m. PST. The
eclipse will last for about three and a half hours, giving you plenty of time
to snap pics of the disappearance, chow down on breakfast and snag a peek at
Wanna see an ah-mazing event? Stay up late—or wake up
early—to catch the f
Now if this was an every-day event, or event every month, we
might tell ya to wait ‘til one occurs in the easy afternoon hours. But you
won’t be able to stand on American soil and watch the moon fade into blood-red
brilliance again until April 15, 2014. So is it worth it to set your alarms
this Saturday a.m.? Heck yeah!
Dial up the fun factor by inviting your BFFs over for a
spontaneous sleepover. When you head outdoors, bundle up in coats, blankets and
your PJs for some flash-happy amusement. Take pics of the moon, the sunrise
and, best of all, each other. Ask Mom and Dad to fire up the grill so you can
roast marshmallows. Aside from a slight chill in the air, with your sweeties
beside you, it’ll be just like summer, right?
Not on the West Coast (or don’t wanna get outta bed)? Turn
on your computer and head to nationalgeographic.com to watch a live video feed of the eclipse.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/9/2011 3:52:00 PM
POSTED IN In the News, weekend fun, sleepover, boredom buster