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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9367 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

How neat.

Anybody else up watching this thing?


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Yeah..I'm up watching the eclipse...really cool. I still like a solar eclipse though.


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User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1177 times:

Yep.

Watching it myself, with binoculars and a camera.

I missed the last one.

Wanted to see this one.

Alex



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

One of my employees just mentioned it. How long is it supposed to last?

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):

90 minutes or so from when it started.

Alex



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2407 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

I dont think we can see it from Europe  Sad

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

I just went out and looked at it, kind of cool. I happened to have my camera in the car but don't have my tripod.  Sad I tried to balance my camera on my car but no luck. I guess I don't have the steady hand for a 5 second shutter speed.

User currently offlineGoodbye From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 913 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Looking lovely here. Currently very orange!

User currently offlineQFFlyer From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1147 times:





User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13602 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
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Nice and orange/brown from here in Arizona.  Smile


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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Quoting QFFlyer (Reply 8):

Shit...they weren't kidding! Australia was the place to be tonight!

Watched it up until now here in Olympia...gotta love that 3D effect you get from the moon during a lunar eclipse. Awesome!



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9367 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

It's pretty much almost a dark spot in the sky in the midwest. If anyone has a good camera, get out there, quick.


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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

I watched from the beginning of the eclipse (about 1:50 PDT). Totality was reached around 2:45 PDT, but I didn't stick around outside to watch the whole thing, so I came inside about 3:30 or so. For some reason, the moon was a dull orange with the naked eye, but more gray in the binoculars. Anyway, it was certainly more impressive than the last one I saw. We have perfectly clear skies here (SJC) tonight, but for the one earlier this year I was in Boston and it was mostly cloudy.


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User currently offlineHowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
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Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 10):
Watched it up until now here in Olympia...

Looks nice here in Tacoma as well.  Wink



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User currently offlineTorquewrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Saw it at IAH tonight while working. I've seen them before, but still neat to watch


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1042 times:

How often do they happen. I remember seeing one when I was around 18

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1020 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 15):

They average twice a year, every 6 months, again on Average.

Last one happened in March, so 5 months later, now August, closer to Sep, making it near 6 months.

We should be done with them for 2007.

Alex



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User currently offlineLgbga From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 999 times:

Thanks for the pics QFFlyer, they're awesome. I could kick myself because I was up and didn't even know this was going on. I would have loved to see it in person.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 975 times:

Was up at 0300 Alaska time. Didn't actually realize exactly what was up until I head it on CNN . . . very cool.

We had no clouds up here last night - well, in this part of Alaska anyway - so it was a great view.


User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 957 times:

i was walkin to my bus stop this morning when i looked up and saw the moon (which was huge) and the bottom half of it was covered, well the bottom right half...it was before the soon rose too....how often are the lunar eclipses?


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