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Stargazing Lunar Eclipse

  1. Aug 27, 2007 #1

    Gokul43201

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  3. Aug 27, 2007 #2

    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:
     
  4. Aug 27, 2007 #3

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    I saw a total eclipse of the moon a few years ago. Awesome. The moon turned a dark umber color.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2007 #4

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    * rimshot *
     
  6. Aug 27, 2007 #5

    Gokul43201

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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.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2007 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    I saw a good one in Portland back in '97 or '98. The moon looked blood-red for a time.
     
  8. Aug 28, 2007 #7
    we're headed out to go find a dark spot out of the city now. I wish I had a camera...
     
  9. Aug 28, 2007 #8

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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.
     
  10. Aug 28, 2007 #9
    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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    George Jones

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    All the letters correct here?
     
  13. Aug 28, 2007 #12

    George Jones

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    Very nice.
     
  14. Aug 28, 2007 #13

    Gokul43201

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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"?
     
  15. Aug 28, 2007 #14

    George Jones

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    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.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2007 #15

    Gokul43201

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    So he wasn't trying on his new Oriental accent?
     
  17. Aug 28, 2007 #16

    George Jones

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    As usual, I was slow on the uptake. I now see the light with respect to your post (#13).
     
  18. Aug 28, 2007 #17
    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.
     
  19. Aug 28, 2007 #18

    BobG

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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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