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Blood moon Total Eclipse tonight!

  1. Apr 14, 2014 #1

    Evo

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    http://www.space.com/25487-total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-brightness.html
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2014 #2

    George Jones

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    For me, partial eclipse starts at 10:59 pm, totality at 12:08 am.

    It was sunny when I walked my grade 2 daughter to school this morning, so I demonstrated what is going to happen. I told her that I was the Earth and that she was the Moon, and I stood so that my shadow fell on her. She wants me to get her up to see it. She said "If I won't get up, tickle me until I do!"
     
  4. Apr 14, 2014 #3

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    Aw, how sweet!! You've got a little scientist there. I can't believe how fast she's growing up!
     
  5. Apr 14, 2014 #4

    Evo

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    I forgot to say this is mostly in North America.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2014 #5

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    :frown:
     
  7. Apr 14, 2014 #6

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    It will also be the first of four, a 'tetrad', to occur about every six months in 2014 and 2015. Interesting factoid, there were no blood moon tetrads between the years 1600 and 1900. :bugeye:
     
  8. Apr 14, 2014 #7

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    People who say that omit to say that there several during the 1900s and there will be several more this century and in the next.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2014 #8

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    I guess I shouldn't mind being characterized as "people who say that." :wink:

    You're right, of course. I think that's a part of what makes the three-century gap so significant.
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2014 #10

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    Lunar Eclipse Time!!

    Lunar Eclipse, starting now!!!

    Go outside and gaze at as I pull a magic trick and make the Moon disappear right before your eyes!
     
  12. Apr 15, 2014 #11
    First time seeing one... I've got visual on it right now... and it looks awesome!! :!!)

    I hope to see the so called "red" in a few more minutes. :biggrin:
     
  13. Apr 15, 2014 #12

    cjl

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    It'll probably be more like half an hour until that happens...
     
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  14. Apr 15, 2014 #13

    Matterwave

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    OMG Give me back my moon! ._.
     
  15. Apr 15, 2014 #14

    wukunlin

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    yuck, clouds are way too thick in Auckland
     
  16. Apr 15, 2014 #15

    collinsmark

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    Nice here. Totality is over now.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2014 #16

    Ben Niehoff

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    I got these (pretty crappy) photos from my rooftop in the middle of Hollywood:

    attachment.php?attachmentid=68669&stc=1&d=1397552441.png

    It was impossible to see the color with my eyes, due to the light pollution, but the camera picked it up. These shots were done with DSLR + 180mm lens + 2x teleconverter + nice tripod. I wish I had a telescope, I could probably get much nicer shots that way.
     

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  18. Apr 15, 2014 #17

    collinsmark

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    That was nice. Clear sky where I am. Totality finished a little while ago. Still celebrating, however.

    [Edit: Awesome shots Ben!]
     
  19. Apr 15, 2014 #18

    Borg

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    Nothing but clouds here. I'm glad that there will be other opportunities.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2014 #19

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    Well, I didn't manage to see the whole thing, as I have work today and had to sleep, but I managed to catch the beginning of the eclipse and some of the totality. My first lunar eclipse ever!!
     
  21. Apr 15, 2014 #20

    davenn

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    totally rained out in Sydney :frown:

    well done Drak :smile:

    lost count of how many I have seen and photo'ed over the years

    Dave
     
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