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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2006, 01:45:18 pm »
Hey man, do you know if the lunar eclipse will be visible from this side of the pond?
I feel so lonely here ... without solar eclipses :bawling:
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2006, 01:49:53 pm »
There, there, Aluqak. *hands some hankies* You'll survive. NTSMS is with you.  :w00t:

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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2006, 01:53:24 pm »
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Hey man, do you know if the lunar eclipse will be visible from this side of the pond?
I feel so lonely here ... without solar eclipses :bawling:
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« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2006, 02:28:58 pm »
I'm sure he can get some other hankies by himself anythime  :nanana:

Thanks Tequila!

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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2006, 03:24:45 pm »
Yeap, food is not a problem for a Cheif Anglerfish B)
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2006, 05:57:09 pm »
Hey Aluqak,

you didn't look at the map, did you? The moon rises in eclipse over most of America. Unless you live on the Western edge you might be able to view the event, although it will be more difficult for you due to the low altitude.

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2006, 06:06:12 pm »
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you didn't look at the map, did you? The moon rises in eclipse over most of America. Unless you live on the Western edge you might be able to view the event, although it will be more difficult for you due to the low altitude.
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Map?... was there a map? ... :c0857do:
Anyway, It's nice to see that I could see the lunar eclipse buuuut... it's not the altitude that concerns me but the clouds. It has been raining here since yesterday night, and in theory it won't stop until tomorrow :mad3:
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2006, 06:13:23 pm »
Well, I didn't speak of a map, I just said Fred knew everything else you need to know. :D

BTW - outside the moon has risen in a mainly clear sky. Now I hope it'll stay that way. If the weather is fine I'll try to take a few pics.

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« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2006, 10:48:41 pm »
I can't see the moon from home, and it's too cold and dark and I'm too tired to go out to street now  :unsure:

btw... I've seen the moon this evening, and it's pretty cool. Very big and round. I've had to stare to it for long time!  :blush:
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« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2006, 10:55:57 pm »
And you dare to say that?!  :mad3:

Make yourself a hot drink now, put on a warm pullover and have a nice evening walk! Otherwise... :ph34r:

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« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2006, 10:58:03 pm »
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And you dare to say that?!  :mad3:

Make yourself a hot drink now, put on a warm pullover and have a nice evening walk! Otherwise... :ph34r:

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B... b... but... I am on pijamas...  :unsure:
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« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2006, 11:20:49 pm »
Cute... take two pullovers, then!
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« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2006, 11:24:46 pm »
And I'm going to sleep... I'm really tired to walk down 5 floors and then, walk them up... all in pijamas and 2 pullovers  :bawling:
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2006, 02:07:39 am »
Full success: Very distinct changes on the moon and in the terrestrial surroundings as well. More details tomorrow... If the pics turn out nice, I'll show you some of mine; otherwise I'll find you some on the web.

Good night! :sleep_1:

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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2006, 11:00:38 am »
Hi folks,

as promised some more details on my observations last night. And what a lucky one I've been! After greatest eclipse, as I packed my things and went home, the first thin clouds appeared. This morning saw a dull grey sky, dropping small shapeless snowflakes.

I was surprised how clearly the eclipse was visible and how distinctly it affected even the surroundings. Before the eclipse I saw a glaring full moon that made the snow on the ground glitter and was difficult to look at - you could hardly see the maria, the dark regions on the lunar surface in all that brightness. At 22.40 UT - more than one hour before greatest eclipse - the Southwestern part of the moon seemed slightly darker than the rest. I saw that with the naked eye, but it was even better to see with binoculars. And the glare was gone! It was easy now to look at the moon and to see its surface features.

20 minutes later I noticed that the moonshine around me was subdued. The landscape was still brightly lit, but not as brightly as before, and the snow glittered less. The moon looked much darker than a usual full moon and seemed slightly too yellow for its high altitude - it had a colour that you usually see when it's closer to the horizon.

These effects were very clearly visible for about an hour around maximum eclipse, and they were more intense than I had expected. I have seen a number of total lunar eclipses already, and with each total you get a penumbral eclipse like the one last night for free. But I have never seen these things so clearly! Often I just haven't looked because everyone told me you couldn't see the penumbral eclipse, anyway. Later, even as I watched out for the penumbral eclipse I didn't see the changes in the surrounding landscape. And seeing a show of nature that most people overlook is always impressive!

Cheers!

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P.S.: Pics to follow tonight.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2006, 11:02:33 am by Markus »
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« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2006, 01:37:31 pm »
Thanks for the details man!.. the clouds over here were beautiful too :unsure:
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« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2006, 05:26:30 pm »
Hi there,

I promised you pics, you get some pics. :D

[attachmentid=50] (The uneclipsed full moon, just before the event)
[attachmentid=51] (The moon around mid-eclipse)

Too bad you didn´t see anything, Aluqak! Clouds are stupid. Important as they may be, let them bring rain only when there´s no special event above them!Enjoy!

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2006, 01:43:25 pm »
Hey man! Those pics are great!!! :iconmi77kl:
How did you took them? did you use a telescope or something... because the resolution is amaizing B)
I think that I'll learn to invoke the Higest Wind for the next eclipse... to blow out all those clouds. :pop:
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2006, 05:03:33 pm »
Thanks for the comment, Aluqak! :)

Well, for those interested in the technical details: I used an ISO 100 film in the primary focus of a refractor with f=2250 mm and d=150 mm - you can see the telescope here. In other words: I had a tele-lens with 2.25 m focal length at f/15. It's embarrassingly simple to take pics of the sun or the moon with that set-up. :lol3:

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« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2006, 05:11:16 pm »
Nice pics, Markus (useless to say), and... woooow, what a telescope  :w00t:

I prefer not talking about my equipment if I have to take any pic of the moon... or whatever  :blush:
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