Thursday, June 26 2003 @ 03:45 pm EDT
Contributed by: bobmoody
|Photo © 2003 Rick Day
From: The Cosmic Citizen Official newsletter of the AOAS - Volume XVIII, Number 3, June / July 2003
The most horrific month for tornadoes in history broke its reign just long enough for some diehard amateur astronomers and our guests to view a very dark Total Lunar Eclipse on May 15that the Ft Smith Art Center at 423 N. 6th Street downtown.
I must admit, it did not look like we'd be able to see anything as the afternoon of the 15th wore on. The clouds kept building and moving in from the west and the Weather Channel only showed more to come all the way back to western Oklahoma. But at7:45 PM, a glint of sunlight crept out from under a break in the clouds, and I decided to make the trip over, even if it meant a wasted trip.