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Friday January 18th Meeting

LUNAR

ECLIPSES

TO KNOW THEM

IS TO LOVE/FEAR THEM


Presented by Roger Joyner


woe-is-me… all is lost… all is

lost. It’s the end of the world.

This used to be the reaction on

seeing a lunar eclipse. Many ancient

cultures feared them as an evil omen

or sign of disaster. However, even

the ancient Greeks knew the true

cause of such a darkening of the

Moon.

This month GAC member

Roger Joyner will review for us the

cause of a lunar eclipse and, in

particular, give a preview of what to

expect with the upcoming total lunar

eclipse on January 20-21. Roger will

also illustrate a couple of past

eclipses of historical interest. This is

the last lunar eclipse visible from

Greensboro until May of 2021, you

don’t want to miss it, so come see

where and when to look for it.


As always, GAC members are

invited to gather for dinner prior to

the meeting at the Golden Corral on

Lawndale Dr. at 6:00.