Astronomy magazine podcast: Lunar eclipse and Scorpius’ novae

Senior Editor Michael Bakich tells you how to prepare for the March 3 lunar eclipse and the surprise novae discovered in Scorpius.
By | Published: February 22, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
totally eclipsed Moon
A totally eclipsed Moon takes on different shades depending on conditions in Earth’s atmosphere. Colors range from coppery orange to dull brown.
Martin Berner
February 22, 2007
The first total lunar eclipse in more than 2 years will thrill North American observers March 3. This eclipse will provide a perfect astronomy-club or family event because it occurs on a Saturday.

Click here to read more about the lunar eclipse.

Until the lunar eclipse, other sky shows surprise you. This week, Japanese observers identified a nova in Scorpius that brightened to a naked-eye object. Days later, another nova was identified in the Scorpion — although not as bright.

Click here to view a sky chart that will help you find the novae.

In this week’s podcast, Michael Bakich will discuss both the lunar eclipse and the Scorpius’ novae.

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