Satellite Shoot down and Lunar Eclipse: Action in the Sky Tonight
Posted on February 20, 2008
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Update: It’s official. The missile has hit it’s target, and I swear, I could hear a rumbling outside my house about 15 minutes ago. I lived near Cape Canaveral for a year, and the sound was similar to that of a rocket breaking the sound barrier. Then again, it could have just been a plane.
With the lunar eclipse going on right now, and the plans for the military to shoot down the failed spy satellite tonight, there’s a lot going on up in the sky tonight.
From my backyard, the sky was partly cloudy, but the eclipse was still really amazing. It didn’t look anything like this photo though. It was actually a lot darker. At the peak, the sky went completely black.
Also tonight, we’re waiting to see what’s going to happen with the school bus sized spy satellite. Weather conditions are forcing military officials to delay the missile launch, but plans are supposed to be for around 10:30 PM EST.
I’m hearing that if you live in the northwestern part of the US, the missile strike may be visible to the naked eye, but for the rest of us, we’ll have to hope that someone captures the attempt on video.
Officials say that if they don’t hit the satellite tonight, they may try again tomorrow.