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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Your photo of the day: Golden

...and that's why we call the High Plains The Golden Spread .... yellow grass everywhere this time of year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sky Gazers: Lunar Eclipse Times:

There will be a total lunar eclipse visible from all of North America during the night of December 20/21, 2010. For most stargazers it will be visible on the morning of December 21; however in some time zones it will start late in the night on December 20 and end after midnight early on December 21. The eclipse times are given in the standard North American times zones and in universal time.

Eastern Standard Time:

Penumbral eclipse begins 12:29 AM EST
Partial eclipse begins 1:33 AM EST
Total eclipse begins 2:41 AM EST
Greatest eclipse 3:17 AM EST
Total eclipse ends 3:53 AM EST
Partial eclipse ends 5:01 AM EST
Penumbral eclipse ends 6:05 AM EST
Central Standard Time:

Penumbral eclipse begins 11:29 PM CST
Partial eclipse begins 12:33 AM CST
Total eclipse begins 1:41 AM CST
Greatest eclipse 2:17 AM CST
Total eclipse ends 2:53 AM CST
Partial eclipse ends 4:01 AM CST
Penumbral eclipse ends 5:05 AM CST
Mountain Standard Time:

Penumbral eclipse begins 10:29 PM MST
Partial eclipse begins 11:33 PM MST
Total eclipse begins 12:41 AM MST
Greatest eclipse 1:17 AM MST
Total eclipse ends 1:53 AM MST
Partial eclipse ends 3:01 AM MST
Penumbral eclipse ends 4:05 AM MST
Pacific Standard Time:

Penumbral eclipse begins 9:29 PM PST
Partial eclipse begins 10:33 PM PST
Total eclipse begins 11:41 PM PST
Greatest eclipse 12:17 AM PST
Total eclipse ends 12:53 AM PST
Partial eclipse ends 2:01 AM PST
Penumbral eclipse ends 3:05 AM PST
The Universal Time (UT) of the eclipse will be:

Penumbral eclipse begins 5:29 UT
Partial eclipse begins 6:33 UT
Total eclipse begins 7:41 UT
Greatest eclipse 8:17 UT
Total eclipse ends 8:53 UT
Partial eclipse ends 10:01 UT
Penumbral eclipse ends 11:05 UT
The early and late penumbral parts of the eclipse will be very hard to observe. The average stargazer will not see anything until the partial eclipse begins.

Dress warmly and enjoy a total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Lunar Eclipse

Astronomical photo op coming up: A total lunar eclipse, also called the Christmas lunar eclipse, will grace the heavens the night of Dec. 20-21. It is touted to be the best lunar eclipse show until April 2014. Here's one I shot in 2007.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Photo of the day: Eye to eye with the storm

Photographed last year from downtown Amarillo, the west side of town catches the edge of a super-cell thunderstorm.

- Steve Douglass

Monday, December 6, 2010

Freebie! Give away Christmas Concert First Baptist Church!

I have 6 tickets to the First Baptist Church Christmas Choir Concert tonight at 7 PM. E-mail me as soon as you can and I'll give you a couple!

First come- first serve!


Your photo of the day: December doves ...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Your photo of the day: By dawn's early flight ...

Electric Light Parade Friday!

Date And Time
6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Event Description:
Center City Electric Light Parade will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 3rd in downtown Amarillo. Free to the public.

Downtown Amarillo from 10th Avenue and Polk Street.

Dress: Although forecast is for warm weather, it cools rapidly after dark - so bundle up and bring some hot chocolate and a blanket!

The parade route ends in the Globe News Center parking lot with the lighting of the city's Christmas tree at the Amarillo Civic Center. Rumor has it - that Santa will be there!

Live: Amarillo Area Air Traffic Radio

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