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total Lunar eclipse...IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!

by jonah jones / February 20, 2008 10:52 AM PST
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Is that the same one I'm looking at?
by JP Bill / February 20, 2008 11:06 AM PST

The moon was bright the area was well lit and now it's like the inside of a cows belly.

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1 moon
by jimandjerry / February 20, 2008 11:17 AM PST

unless you count the satilites

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(NT) Actually, I think that was Saturn to the lower left.
by grimgraphix / February 20, 2008 1:50 PM PST
In reply to: 1 moon
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same cow *but kosher :-)*
by jonah jones / February 20, 2008 12:04 PM PST

strange what we take for granted.... sunset, moon, eclipse and now it's almost sunrise time again, and all that in 12 hours....


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you guys stop peeping at my moon
by WOODS-HICK / February 20, 2008 11:21 AM PST

right now breaking out. SE 80 degrees above horizon 2020 EST

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couldn't ask for a better night
by WOODS-HICK / February 20, 2008 11:55 AM PST

crisp 20 (USA) wispy breeze, moody tangerine/pumpkin moon framed perfectly by three stars and my big oak silhouette , plenty of winter-spring constellations. I want a space ship

impressive is almost an understatement but I couldn't say it better

wonder how it looks from space station

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It was freaking cold out there !!!!
by grimgraphix / February 20, 2008 1:46 PM PST

It was 11

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Missed it. My
by drpruner / February 21, 2008 7:54 AM PST

back porch faces the wrong way. Happy

Chamber of Commerce: 'NM has just a handful of obscured days each year.'
One of them last night. Sad

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hey you are lucky
by WOODS-HICK / February 21, 2008 8:20 AM PST
In reply to: Missed it. My

we let JW have sunshine, don't push it.

for us free-spirit-pagans it lasted 3 days in case we had other things to do plus two daytime shows for the truly unfaithful.


on the darker side, it was a pretty sight, and the first one I have seen in years because of unfavorable weather. hope we are around for the next one even if we don't see it.

knock til you drop (from friendly r & r phrase)

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Ratio of earth to sun distance, to
by drpruner / February 21, 2008 7:58 AM PST

ratio of earth to sun diameter = 1. Therefore perfect eclipses.

Coincidence? Evolution? Or free entertainment ... ?

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HEY!! dr and others that missed eclipse
by WOODS-HICK / February 21, 2008 8:49 PM PST

this is how it look to me. that sounds like I belong to a private club. so me and a few billion unshackled folks that it belongs to:

grim gets bonus points for knowing saturn was nearby in the sky.

the following from the link:

Moon watchers blessed with clear skies over the Americas, Europe, Africa and western Asia enjoyed a total lunar eclipse this week. Catching eclipsed moonlight, astroimager Jerry Lodriguss offers this view of the inspiring celestial event with the shadowed Moon accompanied by wandering planet Saturn at the left, and bright Regulus, alpha star of the constellation Leo, above. The engaging composite picture was made by combining a filtered, telephoto image of the Moon and surrounding starfield with a telescopic exposure. The combination dramatizes the reddened moonlight while clearly showing the variation of brightness and color in Earth's not-so-dark shadow across the lunar surface.

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(NT) Neato!
by drpruner / February 21, 2008 8:54 PM PST
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....Twelve Lunar Eclipses...
by WOODS-HICK / February 28, 2008 9:12 PM PST

text for above:

" Explanation: Welcome to the extra day in the Gregorian Calendar's leap year 2008! To celebrate, consider this grid of lunar eclipse pictures - starting in leap year 1996 and ending with February's eclipse - with the date in numerical year/month/day format beneath each image. Mostly based on visibility from a site in Turkey, the 3x4 matrix includes 11 of the 13 total lunar eclipses during that period, and fills out the grid with the partial lunar eclipse of September 2006. Still, as the pictures are at the same scale, they illustrate a noticeable variation in the apparent size of the eclipsed Moon caused by the real change in Earth-Moon distance around the Moon's elliptical orbit. The total phases are also seen to differ in color and darkness. Those effects are due to changes in cloud cover and dust content in the atmosphere reddening and refracting sunlight into Earth's shadow. Of course, the next chance to add a total lunar eclipse to this grid will come at the very end of the decade."
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Beautiful photos... thanks for posting them.
by grimgraphix / February 28, 2008 11:01 PM PST

I may have to make a new wall paper for my desktop out of this one.

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URL for "Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive"
by grimgraphix / February 28, 2008 11:14 PM PST
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(NT) I go to APOD everyday.. some amazing stuff in & out there
by WOODS-HICK / February 28, 2008 11:52 PM PST
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it might be one of those
by WOODS-HICK / February 28, 2008 11:57 PM PST

that if you stare at it for a sufficient period they will start to 'wobble in their randomness'.

a past-time for 'cabin feverites'?

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