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Lunar Eclipse

Discussion in 'General' started by charlesbeams, 20 Feb 2008.

  1. charlesbeams

    charlesbeams TRANCEFORMer

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    hmm ive read there will be a lunar eclipse tonight/tomorrow

    i guess ill keep a lookout at 3am
     
  2. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Yes, I'd like to see another one, but I simply can't stay up that early. Damnit.
     
  3. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Eastern Time here.
    Guess I will go out and have a look.
     
  4. charlesbeams

    charlesbeams TRANCEFORMer

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    crap, just looked outside, its really cloudy, i MIGHT get to see it still.
     
  5. Guest-16

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    Ahh FFS I'm so tired I just can't watch this. Plus it's been cloudy all day :(
     
  6. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    Bah it would be on the foggiest day ever!
     
  7. Clocked

    Clocked Yar! It be drivin' me nuts...

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    too cloudy for me in glasgow :(
     
  8. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    too many clouds to see jack all in ipswich which is a pity I've only every seen one lunar eclipse.
     
  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    no clouds here, its about halfway right now. I took a pic of it. not that good though, you can tell what you are looking at but my little fuji finepix wasn't really ment for taking pics of the sky. i'll think about snapping a few more, but really, once the eclipse is complete, i'm just taking a picture of blackness.
     
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    Was just watching it, but the telescope we have was missing the lens I needed for it :wallbash:

    Guess I'll have to wait for the next one...
     
  11. kempez

    kempez modding again!

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    I'm up and I bloody missed it!
     
  12. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    some bad news for every one This is the last total lunar eclipse until December 21, 2010,

    however heres the good news a lunar eclipse doesn't have to be full. heres a list of all the lunar eclipses and types leading up o the next FULL lunar eclipse.



    2008 Aug 16 Partial 0.813 03h09m S. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Aus.
    2009 Feb 09 Penumbral -0.083 - e Europe, Asia, Aus., Pacific, w N.A.
    2009 Jul 07 Penumbral -0.909 - Aus., Pacific, Americas
    2009 Aug 06 Penumbral -0.661 - Americas, Europe, Africa, w Asia
    2009 Dec 31 Partial 0.082 01h02m Europe, Africa, Asia, Aus.
    2010 Jun 26 Partial 0.542 02h44m e Asia, Aus., Pacific, w Americas\

    and heres where I got the Info

    http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/LEprimer.html
     
  13. Computer Gremlin

    Computer Gremlin New Member

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    Spent a couple hours staring at the lunar eclipse with binoculars. A trailing transparent edge was on the shadow as it slowly started to cover the surface. The Moon turned a peach color and as the light came back changed to a rust brown. The cold air numbed my hands but it was worth it.
     
  14. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    I was lucky enought to get home from work and it actually was going on as I stepped out of the car. Isnt that like, so cool?! :nerd:

    Perhaps the galaxy is trying to tell me that I am a god or something! :winksateveryonewhoisreadinghissillypost:
     
  15. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    it wasnt too exciting. watched for a few minutes and tried to take a pic but didnt want to get the tripod so it didnt work well. sky was perfectly clear here.
     
  16. Hex

    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    The sky was a really pretty red colour and I could just about make out the moon getting smaller through all the cloud and fog. Boo for rubbish weather :(
     
  17. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    It was nice here. I was surprised how dark it was a t totality as the other ones I've seen in the last few years were much redder. I never thought I would reach the point where I'm kind of "meh" on lunal eclipses, but I think i'm there.
     
  18. airchie

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    I was intending to stay up but I fell asleep.

    Pity, never seen one I don't think and its like 3 years til the next one. :(
     
  19. charlesbeams

    charlesbeams TRANCEFORMer

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    typical, the day after, the sky was clear and i could see the moon perfectly :(
     
  20. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    it started at ~8pm in Wisconsin and the moon was gone at ~9pm
     

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