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Total Lunar Eclipse 8th Oct 2014

  1. Oct 6, 2014 #1

    davenn

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    hi guys and gals

    a total lunar eclipse will be visible for all Pacific and parts of it for most of USA parts of South America, Central Asia

    CC_Oct14_EclipseMap2_crop1-630x294.png

    cheers
    Dave
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2014 #2

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    Thanks, Davenn! I didn't know there was an eclipse tonight!
     
  4. Oct 7, 2014 #3

    davenn

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    :) no probs, do you (your location) fall within the totality area ?

    after 3 cloudless days, its totally cloudy and showery here today, not looking good for tonite :(

    Dave
     
  5. Oct 7, 2014 #4

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    Yes, but it will be pretty early in the morning by the time it hits totality, so we'll see.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2014 #5

    Vanadium 50

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    Doggone. Should have gone to Hawaii.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2014 #6

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    One of the nice things about following professional photographers on Facebook, is that one of them invariably shares the works of their fellows:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/q89/s720x720/10641090_10153270778519478_1114441611559454376_n.jpg?oh=409bd9446197c5c08f4c132e794d1a22&oe=54C711A4&__gda__=1420712535_ccadd1641213f97b0e502ecdc9cefe2c
    Lake Selmac, Oregon
    April 15th, of 2014
    Heres an image i made on the last blood moon we had
    It pretty much changed my life. Figured I would share it here to help hype everyone up for tomorrow!!
    Where will you guys be? Happy Clear Skies everyone!!

    --- Jasman Lion Mander
    posted yesterday
     
  8. Oct 8, 2014 #7

    davenn

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    that's a nice one :)

    sky has partly cleared here ... still hoping it will improve more ~ 4 hrs till eclipse start time

    Dave
     
  9. Oct 8, 2014 #8

    Drakkith

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    It's raining here. :L
     
  10. Oct 8, 2014 #9

    davenn

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    was looking good here right up till 30 mins before the start just a few scattered clouds
    then it pretty much totally clouded over ....
    got a couple of the partial phase .. max totality is still 30 mins away so praying for a couple more gaps

    so freakin' frustrating :(

    Dave

    PS totality starts in 2 minutes here
     
  11. Oct 8, 2014 #10

    Drakkith

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    And I'm about to have to go to bed too.... :s
     
  12. Oct 8, 2014 #11

    davenn

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    I will post a couple of totality pics if I get them ... even if a bit cloud covered

    good nite :)
     
  13. Oct 8, 2014 #12

    dlgoff

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    From my little point-and-shoot.
    moon_2.jpg moon_3.jpg moon_5.jpg moon_6.jpg moon_7.jpg
     
  14. Oct 8, 2014 #13

    davenn

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    cool well done!!, Don :)
     
  15. Oct 8, 2014 #14

    dlgoff

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    Thanks. But they're not Andy Resnick quality. :D
     
  16. Oct 8, 2014 #15

    davenn

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    well they are better than what I have seen tonite
    where in the world are you Don ?
     
  17. Oct 8, 2014 #16

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    I'm in California and set the alarm so I could watch this. I also watched some live video feeds, but they were "upside down", since the live feeds I saw were from Australia. Also got to see two meteors during the times I was outside.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2014 #17

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  19. Oct 8, 2014 #18

    OmCheeto

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    I had a nightmare last night that was so horrible, it woke me up.
    I dreamt that I had just woken up, and it was 6:30 in the morning.
    Fortunately, the nightmare occurred at 3:36 am, and I got to watch much of it.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2014 #19
    Thank you very much for this heads up. I was worried that clouds and scattered showers would continue here but by 4 AM they had cleared and the night sky was very clear. The full moon was so bright that here, given East Coast US conditions, that only perhaps 50 stars were visible due to the "wash out". As the shadow creeped across the Moon, more and more stars became visible and it was wonderful celestial theater.

    Then I got an unexpected treat! Just as Totality was occurring the Sun began to "rise", opposite the Moon. This was occurring here just as the Moon was nearing the Horizon. It truly was a "Blood Moon" to behold. I'm hoping for some local photos better than mine.
     
  21. Oct 8, 2014 #20

    davenn

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    well the weather totally crapped out here :(
    saw a few glimpses of the partial phase then nothing of totality
    and of course I wake to a stunning sunny spring morning today
    the mind boggles, that's 2 total lunar eclipses I have missed this year due to clouds on the nite :(

    not a happy camper
     
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