Solstice Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by JiNX-01, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. JiNX-01

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    It will be visible after midnight EST. It's the first soltice total eclipse since 1638 and only the second since the beginning of the Common Era.
     
  2. tomalak301

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    I wish I can see it but it's been cloudy and gray for the last 2 weeks. I doubt that is going to change tonight. :(
     
  3. RoJoHen

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    Methinks the big snowstorm is going to hamper visibility.
     
  4. JiNX-01

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    I'll be crossing my fingers because I live in upstate New York's snow belt. I think we've had one day in the last 10 when it hasn't snowed. I can hardly wait for Lake Ontario to freeze over.
     
  5. IndyJones

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    I wish I were able to see it, but we seem to be as cloudy in the middle of the country as you guys on the coasts are.
     
  6. Ar-Pharazon

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    Yes it is....
     
  7. WeAreTheBorg

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    I have a beautiful view. Full moon at the zenith not a cloud in sight
     
  8. the skullcowboy

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    yeah the view is nearly perfect here from nyc, I read that the very best moments of this eclipse will be starting at 317am est. couple of clouds floating by but they are not yet hampering my veiwing
     
  9. tomalak301

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    It's actually clear tonight here. I'm shocked and excited at the same time.
     
  10. mimic

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    Hehe, I tried to take a picture and my crappy camera was like 'what moon? there is no moon!'

    Here in VA there are some very thin clouds that are obscuring most of the stars, but I can make out where the moon is supposed to be.
     
  11. ALF

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    I am watching the shit out of this eclipse. Great show!
     
  12. tomalak301

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    Anyone see any shooting stars? That makes the show even better.
     
  13. mimic

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    I can only see 5-6 stars thanks to the cloud/haze thing we have going on here.
     
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    I took this picture about 30 minutes ago.

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    A couple days out the year, I wish I had a telescope. Alas, just a 200mm zoom lens.
     
  16. Cm. Kora'Tor

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    I can see it very clearly here. I am in Central Northern Ontario (Canada). Not a cloud in site and meteor shower is pretty cool too.
    Unfortunately, my camera don't work very good for taking pics of the moon. Also, the eclipsed moon was a orangy colour too. Weird!

    Happy Winter Solstice everybody. :)
     
  17. mimic

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    Clouds cleared for a bit, so I did get a good look.
     
  18. the skullcowboy

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    yeah I wish I had been in a darker area to better see it fully but it was nice and a bit eerie at the same time, now for some hot chocolate to warm me up, neighbor had her stupid motion light on so instead of enjoying it from my yard i walked down to the park which was darker than my street, however it was also windy and a bit chilly,but that is what they make brandy for isn't it lol( and before everyone jumps on that yes I have seen that mythbusters episode disproving that )
     
  19. ALF

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    Very nice snapshot, Mr.B and thanks for sharing!!