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Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:32 pm

How neat.

Anybody else up watching this thing?
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:37 pm

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

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:38 pm

Yep.

Watching it myself, with binoculars and a camera.

I missed the last one.

Wanted to see this one.

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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:40 pm

One of my employees just mentioned it. How long is it supposed to last?
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:42 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 3):

90 minutes or so from when it started.

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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:58 pm

I dont think we can see it from Europe  Sad
 
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:01 pm

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.
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:09 pm

Looking lovely here. Currently very orange!
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Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:18 pm



 
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:22 pm

Nice and orange/brown from here in Arizona.  Smile
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:24 pm

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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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:33 pm

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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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:53 pm

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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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:56 pm

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 10):
Watched it up until now here in Olympia...

Looks nice here in Tacoma as well.  Wink
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:04 pm

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

Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:09 am

How often do they happen. I remember seeing one when I was around 18
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:23 am

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.

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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:08 am

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.
 
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:55 am

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.
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RE: Lunar Eclipse

Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:01 am

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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