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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE PARTY AT SCC PLANETARIUM

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  • Laurent Pellerin
    Seminole Community College Planetarium Press Release 051203 CONTACT: Laurent Pellerin Operations & Production Manager Seminole Community College Planetarium
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      Seminole Community College Planetarium

      Press Release 051203

      CONTACT: Laurent Pellerin
      Operations & Production Manager
      Seminole Community College Planetarium
      100 Weldon Blvd
      Sanford, Florida 32773
      pelleril@...
      407 328 2409


      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE PARTY AT SCC PLANETARIUM ON Thursday, MAY 15TH AT
      10:30 PM


      The full moon on Thursday, May 15th will be passing right through the
      Earth's shadow, creating a Total Lunar Eclipse for the Western
      Hemisphere this week. Lunar eclipses are very different from solar
      eclipses...for one thing you do not need to protect your eyes to see it.
      And for another, they last longer, up to a couple of hours rather than
      just a few minutes. They are also visible across the entire night side
      of the Earth, not just in a narrow band like solar eclipses.

      But the biggest difference is in the visual colors. Even though the
      Moon might be deep in the Earth's shadow, sunlight from all of the
      sunrises and sunsets on earth is bent by the Earth's atmosphere into the
      Earth's shadow and lights the Moon in a broad ranges of beautiful
      colors...reds, umbers, coppers, oranges, yellows, and occasionally that
      rarest of lunar eclipse colors...green flashes.

      The Seminole Community College Planetarium will be hosting its
      traditional Eclipse Party, with the aid of the Central Florida
      Astronomical Society, starting at 10:30 PM on Thursday, May 15th, and
      lasting until the eclipse is over or everyone leaves. The party will be
      held right in front of the SCC Planetarium on the Main Campus of
      Seminole Community College. feel free to bring food and drinks, but
      remember alcohol is not permitted on campus.

      This event is free and open to the public and the press. So please
      join us for this beautiful sight.



      Laurent A. Pellerin, Jr.
      Operations & Production Manager
      Seminole Community College Planetarium
      100 Weldon Blvd
      Sanford, Florida 32773-6199
      407 328 2409 (Office)
      407 417 6176 (cell)
      PelleriL@...
      http://www.scc-fl.edu/planet/
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