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BigVE
08-27-2007, 03:36 PM
Here is the schedule for those who care to see it...I will be up heading for work anyways. http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmono/TLE2007Aug28/image/TLE2007Aug28-CDT.GIF

Another link: http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_6729353

BIG_DADDY
08-27-2007, 03:38 PM
I have got to get a telescope one of these days

FAX
08-27-2007, 03:39 PM
I'm excited about this and I'm reminded of an old nautical saying.

Red moon at night, sailors delight.
Red moon at noon, sailors dead soon.

FAX

HonestChieffan
08-27-2007, 03:48 PM
All things moon are not positive.

Hydrae
08-27-2007, 04:01 PM
I have got to get a telescope one of these days


Telescope for the moon is difficult. You need to be able to screen out a lot of the light coming through the scope, it can be pretty intense.

Hydrae
08-27-2007, 04:03 PM
I'm excited about this and I'm reminded of an old nautical saying.

Red moon at night, sailors delight.
Red moon at noon, sailors dead soon.

FAX


Red sky at night, sailors delight
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning

:shrug:

FAX
08-27-2007, 04:05 PM
Red sky at night, sailors delight
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning

:shrug:

That's it, Mr. Hydrae. Thanks for the assist. I knew it was something like that. Then it goes ...

Red sky all day, sailors turn gay.

FAX

Mr. Flopnuts
08-27-2007, 04:07 PM
All of those midgets living below the earth have been working night and day for this. Their day of reckoning is soon upon us, ALL TAKE HEED!!!!!!!!!!!

BIG_DADDY
08-27-2007, 04:07 PM
Telescope for the moon is difficult. You need to be able to screen out a lot of the light coming through the scope, it can be pretty intense.

It's a lot better when you can get up in the mountains

penguinz
08-27-2007, 04:09 PM
It's a lot better when you can get up in the mountains
He meant the amount of light reflecting off of the moon. There are filters you can get to tone it down so you can see more detail.

BigVE
08-27-2007, 04:33 PM
Sounds like you wont really NEED a telescope, it should be pretty clear and easy to see unless you got some cloud cover. Last 2 times we have clouds or fog. Not everyone shares an appreciation for natural wonders/beauty. Do I have to give up my man-card for saying that???

HonestChieffan
08-27-2007, 04:43 PM
Telescopes only help when you can see the moon. Looking at the moon when the eclipse is complete will be a disappointment.

BIG_DADDY
08-27-2007, 04:48 PM
He meant the amount of light reflecting off of the moon. There are filters you can get to tone it down so you can see more detail.
Ahhh They were doing up on a mountain a few years back and I thought it was pretty cool but I never really checked out their set up.

chasedude
08-27-2007, 05:05 PM
It's great we don't live in Medieval times. The Masses might think this is some sign from "God" and start molesting virgins...

Damn, that's not a bad idea :hmmm:

BIG_DADDY
08-27-2007, 05:09 PM
It's great we don't live in Medieval times. The Masses might think this is some sign from "God" and start molesting virgins...

Damn, that's not a bad idea :hmmm:

Hey it was an act of god. :shrug: :hump:

chasedude
08-27-2007, 05:11 PM
Hey it was an act of god. :shrug: :hump:

Go forth and be fruitful.... ROFL

FAX
08-27-2007, 05:11 PM
Red sky at one thirty, sailors bang virgins 'cause they're purty.

FAX

ExtremeChief
08-27-2007, 05:12 PM
http://www.stephenking.ru/movies/images/thumbnails/stand/tom.jpg


M-O-O-N!!!!! That spells moon!

luv
08-28-2007, 01:36 AM
http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LUNAR_ECLIPSE?SITE=MOSPL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2007-08-26-10-47-41

Anyone staying up for this?

FAX
08-28-2007, 03:42 AM
Red sky at lunch, sailors f*ck a bunch.

FAX

tk13
08-28-2007, 04:11 AM
It has begun. Our moon is disappearing.

Guru
08-28-2007, 04:50 AM
99% gone here.

tk13
08-28-2007, 05:00 AM
This is actually one of the better ones I've seen, very nice red glow.

chiefsfan987
08-28-2007, 05:02 AM
Pretty cool.

Guru
08-28-2007, 05:23 AM
By far the best lunar eclipse I have witnessed. It doesn't beat a solar eclipse but at least you don't need special tools to view it.

KC Kings
08-28-2007, 06:37 AM
By far the best lunar eclipse I have witnessed. It doesn't beat a solar eclipse but at least you don't need special tools to view it.
I don't think it was that impressive. There was one a few months back that only stayed dark for 4 or 5 minutes and that was pretty cool to see, but I lose interest in astronomy after 10 minutes.

Fish
08-28-2007, 08:39 AM
This was the one in March... haven't found any pics of last nights yet.... I'll post them if I do.

http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/2007-0213eclipse.jpg

http://astrosurf.com/re/tle_20070303_2246_8images_medianw.jpg

http://astrosurf.com/re/tle_20070303_fs102_mosaicw.jpg

http://astrosurf.com/re/tle_20070303.gif