The Lunar Eclipse you probably missed

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The Lunar Eclipse you probably missed

I noticed something odd about the moon on one of my morning smoke breaks, almost as if it were being eclipsed by some spherical body. Yes; it would seem that the moon and sun in their orbit around the earth had in fact created a situation whereby the sun's light was blocked by our earth!

 

Okay enough of that. I snapped a ton of pictures:

 



And, thanks to the magic of compositing, got this:

 


It looks eerily like Mars, doesn't it? In fact, I wouldn't be suprised if some astronomer pointed a scope at it, nudged his buddy, and said "Look dude, Mars is big as the moon today!"


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Here are pictures on of the

Here are pictures of the eclipse I took last night.

http://www.flickr.com/gp/7900345@N03/07JH4J

 

 

(This is just a sample, I took about 40 pictures) 


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These are great - thank you

These are great - thank you both for posting them. 

FYI - if you go into BGH's pictures be sure to select 'view as slideshow'. 


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I saw it.  I had to

I saw it.  I had to sacrifice three chickens, a goat, and a bull before it would come back.


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Thanks for the pics . 

Thanks for the pics Laughing out loud .  Where I live we had clouds covering everything in the sky last night Sad.


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Nero wrote: I saw it. I

Nero wrote:

I saw it. I had to sacrifice three chickens, a goat, and a bull before it would come back.

What really helps it to have the whole neighborhood bang on their pots and pans to scare away the witches. That could've saved you a chicken or two.


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BGH wrote:     Wow,

BGH wrote:

 

 

Wow, yours are way better. Of course, my camera is from the turn of the century.


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Wow, yours are way better. Of course, my camera is from the turn of the century.

Thanks, I love getting out there for that kind of thing and it was perfect weather in my area. The problem came with keeping the shutter open long enough to get ample light and the moon moving at the rate it does. Some of them were a little blurry. 


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When I saw it, it was

When I saw it, it was closer to inspectormustard's pictures than BGH's.  Great photos though, I must say.  I liked the timing of it too, just as I was out doing my weekly grocery shopping so it looked awesome as I got home. Smiling

 There was a lot of talk in the papers about how it would be dissapointing and much of nothing for those in the city.  To get a decent view we were told, we would have to head west out to the blue mountains away from all of Sydney's light polution. I still thought it was pretty damned impressive from my street, very glad I didn't miss it. 

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thingy wrote: When I saw

thingy wrote:

When I saw it, it was closer to inspectormustard's pictures than BGH's.

 

Visually it was pretty dark and you could barely make out the moon but with the camera on a tripod and a longer exposure I was able to get the color that I did.

 


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I completely missed it

I completely missed it cause my city (Wanganui, New Zealand) clouded over just as it was starting. I tried to get a better view of it with a couple of friends by driving out of town but it was a waste of time.

Its good to see some decent pics of it (especially BGH's slideshow).


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I saw it, I stood outside

I saw it, I stood outside on the lawn at 2 in the morning to see it. but I saw it.

 

Watched it for about an hour. 

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I tried to stay up for it.

I tried to stay up for it. But ultimately fell asleep. I was pretty dissapointed. :/


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Wonder what it would be like

Wonder what it would be like to be on the moon at that moment....