Lunar Eclipse

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George Jones
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I hope lots of folks here get a good view.

Unfortunately, I won't, as 3 a.m. PT is 7 a.m AT. :frown::grumpy::mad:
 
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I saw a total eclipse of the moon a few years ago. Awesome. The moon turned a dark umber color.
 
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* rimshot *
 
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Civil twilight here was at 6:26 AM (ET) this morning. So I should get about a half hour of viewing time, if, as forecast, the clouds stay away.
 
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I saw a total eclipse of the moon a few years ago. Awesome. The moon turned a dark umber color.

I saw a good one in Portland back in '97 or '98. The moon looked blood-red for a time.
 
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we're headed out to go find a dark spot out of the city now. I wish I had a camera...
 
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That's it over here...I had a smoky, brown moon. Total eclipse began at about 0552(ET) with the moon at an elevation of about 20o above the horizon.
 
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I was prepared. I set out the lawn chair, can of brew and bag of chips and the smoked glass and just waited. But I didn't see a thing.
 
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smoked glass and just waited. But I didn't see a thing.

All the letters correct here?
 
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All the letters correct here?
Naughty George! Nice pic, zoob. That's redder than it ever got, here in the midwest.

jimmy, how exactly do you mean "missed"?
 
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Naughty George! Nice pic, zoob. That's redder than it ever got, here in the midwest.

jimmy, how exactly do you mean "missed"?

Here's my interpretation, which may be completelly wrong.

Jimmy was making a joke about confusing lunar and solar eclipses. When you try and observe a lunar eclipse throught stuff you use for a solar eclipse, you don't see very much.

Since Jimmy's post was in jest, I decided to run with it.
 
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Since Jimmy's post was in jest, I decided to run with it.
So he wasn't trying on his new Oriental accent?
 
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So he wasn't trying on his new Oriental accent?

As usual, I was slow on the uptake. I now see the light with respect to your post (#13).
 
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Yes, it was all in jest, I don't really smoke glass, or anyway, I don't inhale. The reason I didn't see anything is because I live on the oriental coast of the US which may explain the accent.
 
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I had a very nice view from my back porch this morning.

Now, if I could just take a short nap at my desk..... I got home around 11:30 last night, so that makes for a short sleep.
 

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