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Offline Don_P

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Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 07:38:18 AM »
Didnt know there was another sky watcher on CP.  Used to help run the planetarium at a local community college years ago, and spent my summer vacations at star parties.  Too bad the eclipse wont be fully visible from NA.
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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 08:44:27 AM »
Ah, lunar eclipses aren't all that amazing... I'm looking forward to the solar eclipse in August 2017. ;D

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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 09:39:04 AM »
You don't think the sun will burn up in a supernova or something in 2012, Andrew?
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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 06:57:55 PM »
Hey... Now that would be even more exciting than a solar eclipse! And I wouldn't have to wait as long, too....

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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 01:04:12 AM »
Oh well, it would have taken a supernovaSS to blast through that cloud cover. Welcome to winter  :D
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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 07:11:03 AM »
Have the Mayan's lost their imagination?
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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 07:27:47 AM »
I did catch the end of the eclipse very early this morning as the light was coming back onto the moon. There was a short break in the clouds.

This eclipse apparently has some interesting astrological characteristics. This from a friend who follows such things:

"This is an exceedingly rare eclipse of the Moon. The last time it happened on the longest, darkest night of the year was at least 400 years ago.  Making it even more rare is that the Earth, Moon and Sun will all be clearly aligned with the Galactic Core of our Milky Way."

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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 12:10:47 PM »
We had overcast skies here in TN.  [waiting]

Just watched a few Youtube videos of it. Just not the same.  :-\

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Re: Lunar Eclipse Dec 20-21
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 07:19:30 PM »
Ditto.  Nothing but gray in Houston.
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