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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Cool Eclipse of the moon - right now!

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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

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 (they make good foot warmers ) or kitties (good hand warmers )

Next one isn't till Dec 2010.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:17 PM
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I just went out to look , it has started
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:18 PM
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holy that's amazing!!!

this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO trippy!!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:24 PM
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holy that's amazing!!!

this is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO trippy!!
hummm, did you get the kind of seed that I want ?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:30 PM
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hehehehh maaaaaaaaaaaaaybe

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!!!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:32 PM
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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!

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
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:33 PM
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there's some mystical beliefs associated with the moon and eclipses i'm sure...just trippy man!!!
ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance.
just don't be "tripping" into any snowbanks
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ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance.
I think the phrase you are thinking of is full body frostbite!


Or are you suddenly loads warmer than we are?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Are any of your doggies going haywire? 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 What about kitties?? Mine couldn't care less - their mysticism is of some different kind
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:38 PM
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ok so do you think if I go out on my patio and dance naked under the moon , this would bring me money ? 6/49 draw is tonight and I'm SURE nobody will think about getting naked outside and dance.
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!!!!
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Have you guys really never seen a full lunar eclipse before? Please don't tell me that I've only seen so many because I'm getting really old!
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Or are you suddenly loads warmer than we are?
It's about -10*C , I'll wait for Busterboo to try the naked thing before I do
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Are any of your doggies going haywire?
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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
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Have you guys really never seen a full lunar eclipse before? Please don't tell me that I've only seen so many because I'm getting really old!
yes I did see one , for a few seconds than got bored
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:46 PM
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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...

I'm watching from inside now
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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It's about -10*C , I'll wait for Busterboo to try the naked thing before I do

It's your call , clothed : no money , naked : .......... don't know yet
Yes. Well. You two keep us posted on that!

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yes I did see one , for a few seconds than got bored
I've always found them to be utterly fascinating. I even watch the partials.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:56 PM
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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.
Even seen a few solar eclipses in my day (those are the scary ones)
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Old February 20th, 2008, 08:57 PM
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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.

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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:01 PM
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Now that's pretty cool, Byrd!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:06 PM
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Byrd, that is soooooooooooooo coool
I'm incredibly jealous!

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

Hmmmm, the darkness came pretty fast but where's the return of the light... taking it's sweet time now (OK, I worry too much )
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:06 PM
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Yeah, that ex of mine was at least good for something.
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Hmmmm, the darkness came pretty fast but where's the return of the light... taking it's sweet time now (OK, I worry too much )
I think I heard it was going to be total for almost an hour, otter, so don't panic!
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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...
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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.

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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:18 PM
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Lunar eclipses hold a lot of energy, they're probably picking up on that.

Definitely not a bad omen... perfectly wonderfully good omen.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 09:21 PM
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i caught the total eclipse on film enjoy.
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Red can definitely be good! and such a beautiful night for such a neat event, must be a very good sign

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

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