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Lunar Eclipse! 9pm-12am tonight! Go see! Next one's not until 2007

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Selta, Oct 27, 2004.


  1. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Just figure I'd give all the astro (and non astro) TBers out there the notice that a full lunar eclipse is tonight, 9pm-12am EST. I suggest you all check it out, next one isnt until 2007. Gonna rock! :D


    Ray
     
  2. Hmm, pretty clear sky but I see nothing. I'll check it out a bit later.
     
  3. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    awesome view of it here in Texarse. Nearing totality right now... :bassist:
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Same in NY. Some clouds though..
     
  5. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Looks great! :)

    Marshall
     
  6. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Supposed to be a Lunar Eclipse tonight. Think we should look up?
     
  7. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Lunar you can look at, solar you shouldn't. It's safe, now peel your eyes off the screen, it's 1/2 over!


    Ray
     
  8. invisiman

    invisiman

    Feb 22, 2004
    It's very foggy here, and I can't see it!!! :mad: :rollno: :bawl:
     
  9. JTbass

    JTbass

    Jul 2, 2004
    Asutin TX
    lunar eclipses are the dopest.
     
  10. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    eclipses arent that interesting. i try to be amazed... but i cant be.
     
  11. Dude. Dude, the whole point as I see it is staring at the moon and try to grasp the fact that it's about 238,857 miles away from the Earth. I mean, look at it as if it was that far away. It's hard to do.

    For me, eclipses are cool. Luckily it's a cloudless night.
     
  12. RyanHelms

    RyanHelms

    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    Dig it. I was just going to post about this. Caught it peaking, uh, the eclipse I mean, not me............................................................
     
  13. :cool:

    Yup, wifey got a buncha pictures of it.
     
  14. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I've just one thing to say, if you don't get the point, and or are going to be rude about it to those of us whom it interests, don't post here please. Being an avid amature astronomer, I can give you a hundred reasons as to why it should amaze you, but if looking at it isnt a start, then you wont appreciate any of them.

    This eclipse was kind-of a let down, at least here in light-pollution-central, Daytona Beach. I remember the last one, where the moon turned blood red, but this time a slight whiteness reamined about it the entire time. Still an interesting thing to watch through a dobsonian telescope as the terminator grew closer and closer to the edge of the moon, then the moon being completly dark. What a sight to see, even with filters for glare and brightness on my telescopes I can never hope to see that again. Overall I was very pleased with the 3 hour process :D.


    Ray
     
  15. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    The "next one" that is in 2007 is tonight. I'm amazed nobody has brought it up yet. If it's not dark where you're at, I've been watching it out my window in real life and on an updated website in close up. You can watch here:

    http://www.corriere.it/speciali/gallerie/uai/dirette.html
     
  16. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    if the next one is sometime this year, i think I can wait:p

    that aside, I've been looking forward to some pics of this.......:)
     
  17. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earth's shadow. This can Occur only when the Moon is full, and when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so.

    The next lunar eclipse will occur on 28 August 2007.

    Unlike a solar eclipse, which can only be viewed at a certain relatively small area of the world, a lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth.

    Lunar eclipses are also fairly common, occurring about twice a year. Solar eclipses, on the other hand, only happen about once every 370 years in a given area, and only once every 18 months somewhere on Earth.
     
  18. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    What time is this happening??
     
  19. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    It is happening right now here in Europe. If you hang on, I'll try to find a map of the times it's happening for you. It's through out the night for different locations. The link I gave is an updated sighting from here in Italy.
     
  20. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings