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By East County News Service


June 21, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – In the early morning hours on Saturday, June 26, sky watchers in our region can see a partial eclipse of the moon, which is visible across much of North America, South America and Asia. 


You're also invited to join syndicated “Stargazer” columnist Dennis Mammana on a lunar eclipse campout June 25-26 in the Anza-Borrego Desert. Reservations are required—and past stargazing campouts have sold out quickly.


The eclipse will begin as the moon enters the Earth’s dark shadow at 3:17 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The eclipse will reach maximum at 4:38 a.m. PDT when about half of the moon will be engulfed in shadow, ending at around 6:00 a.m. PDT.  No filters are needed to view this event!


Times are different in various parts of the world, and can be found here: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2010.html#LE2010Jun26P. These are given in Universal Time and must be converted to local times with the calculator here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.


For reservations for the campout, call Joe Raffetto toll-free at 866.6.EXPLORE or 760.767.1232, or visit http://www.californiaoverland.com/upcoming_events.html
For more information on Dennis Mammana, visit his website at www.DennisMammana.com


To keep up with events, sky photos and all things celestial, visit Dennis on Facebook and become a fan:


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