Blood moon Total Eclipse tonight!

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This will be the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. Unlike a total eclipse of the sun, which often requires a long journey to the path of totality, an eclipse of the moon can usually be observed from one's own backyard. The passage of the moon through the Earth's shadow is equally visible from all places within the hemisphere where the moon is above the horizon.
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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!"
 
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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!"
Aw, how sweet!! You've got a little scientist there. I can't believe how fast she's growing up!
 
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I forgot to say this is mostly in North America.
 
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I forgot to say this is mostly in North America.
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I forgot to say this is mostly in North America.
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:
 
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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.
 
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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.
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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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!
 
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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:
 
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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:
It'll probably be more like half an hour until that happens...
 
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OMG Give me back my moon! ._.
 
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yuck, clouds are way too thick in Auckland
 
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Nice here. Totality is over now.
 
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I got these (pretty crappy) photos from my rooftop in the middle of Hollywood:

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

[Edit: Awesome shots Ben!]
 
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Nothing but clouds here. I'm glad that there will be other opportunities.
 
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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!!
 
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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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Great shots Ben! Thank you!
 
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Unfortunately it was overcast with showers here last night, so I didn't try to wake up to see the eclipse. Maybe I'll have better luck with the next one.
 
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I was able to get up and snap this with my little point-and-shoot. Not even comparable to Ben's photo though.

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It was impossible to see the color with my eyes, due to the light pollution, but the camera picked it up.
You may have given up waiting too soon. You don't see the full effect with the naked eye until you completely lose the bright crescent in your last picture. A camera can deal with the huge range of brightness better than your eyes can.
 
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Nice Pics Ben. But just think, you have three more possible do over dates in the next two years.
 

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