The moon like a red ball, 1907.

THE LUNAR ECLIPSE ON MONDAY NIGHT.

On the night of this past Monday a lunar eclipse was seen; the beginning of the eclipse began at two in the morning, and eventually almost the entire circle of the moon was covered in darkness.

This Monday night was a nice and clear, and it was possible to see perfectly the start of the eclipse from one side of the moon all the way until the entire moon was covered. When you saw the moon then, it looked like a red ball. The moon stood directly above at the time of the eclipse.

[This Monday night once again (4/14/2014), there will be a lunar eclipse viewable from Hawaii! Hopefully it will be a po kalae maikai like it was back a hundred and seven years ago! For more information on the phenomena, see here for a nice description from KHON2. And make reservations for ringside seats at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum!!]

(Kuokoa, 2/1/1907, p. 8)

HE POULI KO KA MAHINA I KA PO POAKAHI NEI.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLII, Helu 5, Aoao 8. Feberuari 1, 1907.

About these ads

One thought on “The moon like a red ball, 1907.

  1. […] clipping from Ka Nupepa Kuokoa on Feb. 1, 1907 reports on a lunar eclipse that was seen in Hawaii over a century […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s