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Eclipse of the moon - right now!

otter
February 20th, 2008, 09:15 PM
Hi folks,
For a neat sight go and take a look at the moon tonight (Feb 20th). A total eclipse has begun. Should be at its best in about an hour 10pm EST (full eclipse, makes it look red). Any talented photographers out there??

Way too cold here to go out and watch (-30C) but I'm so lucky to have a nice view of the moon from my living room picture window, right beside my computer, how nice :thumbs up

If you're not so lucky to have a ring side view, grab your winter woolies and a cup of hot something and wander out for a look... don't forget to take your puppers with you :D (they make good foot warmers :laughing:) or kitties (good hand warmers :laughing:)

Next one isn't till Dec 2010.

Frenchy
February 20th, 2008, 09:17 PM
I just went out to look , it has started :crazy:

jiorji
February 20th, 2008, 09:18 PM
holy :censored: that's amazing!!!

this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO trippy!!

Frenchy
February 20th, 2008, 09:24 PM
holy :censored: that's amazing!!!

this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO trippy!!

hummm, did you get the kind of seed that I want ? :rolleyes:

jiorji
February 20th, 2008, 09:30 PM
hehehehh maaaaaaaaaaaaaybe :cool:

hahha no...it's just reallly really cool! it's like....DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN ECLIPSE!!! watch out!!
there's some mystical beliefs associated with the moon and eclipses i'm sure...just trippy man!!!:crazy::laughing:

otter
February 20th, 2008, 09:32 PM
If you REALLY aren't into going outside or even looking out the window, there are a couple of web pages that broadcast things like this live.... www.spaceweather.com is one of them, though I can't get the page to load right now, probably too much traffic.

Don't forget to keep checking on that ol' moon of ours, it just gets better and better! :thumbs up

I soooooooo wish I had a telescope... I'm fascinated by the "shadowy" part of the moon during an eclipse, but it's hard to see without a tele :shrug:

Frenchy
February 20th, 2008, 09:33 PM
there's some mystical beliefs associated with the moon and eclipses i'm sure...just trippy man!!!:crazy::laughing:

ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? :pray: 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance. :rolleyes:

otter
February 20th, 2008, 09:34 PM
ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? :pray: 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance. :rolleyes:

just don't be "tripping" into any snowbanks :laughing:

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2008, 09:36 PM
ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? :pray: 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance. :rolleyes:

I think the phrase you are thinking of is full body frostbite!
:laughing:

Or are you suddenly loads warmer than we are? :eek:

otter
February 20th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Are any of your doggies going haywire? :crazy: Molly gets all crazy when the moon is full. Wonder what she's gonna think of the moon going from full to gone then back again:eek: What about kitties?? Mine couldn't care less - their mysticism is of some different kind :confused: :shrug:

BusterBoo
February 20th, 2008, 09:38 PM
ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? :pray: 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance. :rolleyes:

Damn, I was about to go outside and look at the eclipse fully clothed for no money!

I have a photo that I took at 7:00 pm and am trying to catch the moon as it changes....they won't be fantastic pictures but I will be able to say I saw it!!!!

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Have you guys really never seen a full lunar eclipse before? :confused: Please don't tell me that I've only seen so many because I'm getting really old! :laughing: :crazy:

Frenchy
February 20th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Or are you suddenly loads warmer than we are? :eek:
It's about -10*C , I'll wait for Busterboo to try the naked thing before I do :laughing:
Are any of your doggies going haywire? :crazy:
All the fuzzbutts are sleeping here :shrug:
Damn, I was about to go outside and look at the eclipse fully clothed for no money!



It's your call , clothed : no money , naked : .......... don't know yet :laughing:

Frenchy
February 20th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Have you guys really never seen a full lunar eclipse before? :confused: Please don't tell me that I've only seen so many because I'm getting really old! :laughing: :crazy:

:laughing: yes I did see one , for a few seconds than got bored :laughing:

otter
February 20th, 2008, 09:46 PM
I went I saw I froze, you couldn't give me enough money to bare any skin out there tonight...

It's almost in full eclipse...:D

I'm watching from inside now :cloud9:

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2008, 09:50 PM
It's about -10*C , I'll wait for Busterboo to try the naked thing before I do :laughing:

It's your call , clothed : no money , naked : .......... don't know yet :laughing:

Yes. Well. :o You two keep us posted on that! :thumbs up

:laugh:

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2008, 09:52 PM
:laughing: yes I did see one , for a few seconds than got bored :laughing:

I've always found them to be utterly fascinating. :o I even watch the partials. :shrug:

otter
February 20th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Yup, seen a few others but rarely on such a CLEAR night! Guess cold is good for something, clears up all that junk in the air.:cool:
Even seen a few solar eclipses in my day (those are the scary ones:eek:)

Byrd
February 20th, 2008, 09:57 PM
I went and had a peek... silly moon doing these things in winter.

Here's a pic that we took a few years back, through a telescopic lens, for those of you who haven't seen a lunar eclipse before.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6527/35610375en4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2008, 10:01 PM
Now that's pretty cool, Byrd! :thumbs up

otter
February 20th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Byrd, that is soooooooooooooo coool :cool:
I'm incredibly jealous!

I've tried a couple of pics tonight but i'm hopeless without a tripod and some talent :shrug:

Hmmmm, the darkness came pretty fast but where's the return of the light... taking it's sweet time now :confused: (OK, I worry too much :shrug:)

Byrd
February 20th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Yeah, that ex of mine was at least good for something. :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
February 20th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Hmmmm, the darkness came pretty fast but where's the return of the light... taking it's sweet time now :confused: (OK, I worry too much :shrug:)

I think I heard it was going to be total for almost an hour, otter, so don't panic! :D

Kristin7
February 20th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Very cool pic! I watched the eclipse become full and it is definitely red right now, seems more dark red on one side than the other. I've seen them before, but it has been a few years, because often the clouds cover them. But tonight, a cloudless sky and very cold night. Hopefully the red moon is not a bad omen. While standing outside, in this neighborhood full of dogs, we did hear a bunch of them barking and howling, so yeah, the dogs are going crazy tonight. Could be they are just picking up on us humans, but I dont' know...

LavenderRott
February 20th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Here is a picture I took of it tonight (on my branny new camera). Not near as good as the one previously posted. But then I didn't have a telescope - just 4x optical zoom.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j250/LilacDragon/Picture197.jpg

Byrd
February 20th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Lunar eclipses hold a lot of energy, they're probably picking up on that.

Definitely not a bad omen... perfectly wonderfully good omen.

wdawson
February 20th, 2008, 10:21 PM
i caught the total eclipse on film:thumbs up enjoy.

otter
February 20th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Red can definitely be good! and such a beautiful night for such a neat event, must be a very good sign :goodvibes:

LavenderRott, very nice pic! :thumbs up Captures the "essence" of the event with less focus on the "details" :D:D

See, now the moon is dark... Molly is fast asleep, kinda cool :cool:

otter
February 20th, 2008, 10:23 PM
nice one wd :rolleyes:

Luba
February 20th, 2008, 10:25 PM
I've been watching it too is lovely and took pictures as well i dont' know if they showed up but will try an dpost if they did.
Sadie can't care less. :crazy:

Frenchy
February 20th, 2008, 10:31 PM
i caught the total eclipse on film:thumbs up enjoy.

Do you have it on video ? :pray:

:laugh:

Luba
February 20th, 2008, 10:35 PM
From my dinky little 2mega pixel fuji

otter
February 20th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Hey Luba, not bad for a dinky camera :highfive:
Guess all the excitement is over now :sad:.. the light is returning :thumbs up.
Thanks everyone for sharing this with me. I'll have to remember to revive this thread for the next one in December 2010 :D

Luba
February 20th, 2008, 11:49 PM
Just for you I ran out and took more....

The second phase is nearly over

rainbow
February 21st, 2008, 05:05 AM
I watched the eclipse earlier tonight too. :thumbs up Well not all of it as I've seen many of them too. :o I like the "just before" and "just after" the total eclipse the best. Great pics you guys got. :thumbs up

jesse's mommy
February 23rd, 2008, 05:19 PM
A few days late, but here are my pictures...

jesse's mommy
February 23rd, 2008, 05:19 PM
The last "good" picture I have...