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DaFace
12-20-2010, 10:45 AM
In case any of you night owls are in the mood to catch it, there's a full lunar eclipse happening tonight. I don't honestly know why we care, but the astronomy buffs are also going crazy about the fact that it's the first time a lunar eclipse has happened on the winter solstice in nearly 400 years.

It doesn't start until around 11:30pm CST, and won't be total until around 1:30am CST, but it should be a pretty good show. Wikipedia has a pretty summary of the whole thing here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_December_2010_lunar_eclipse

Donger
12-20-2010, 10:49 AM
My goat-skin leggings are clean and ready.

Fairplay
12-20-2010, 10:50 AM
Yes, i plan on checking it out.

Maybe post on here to give the play by play.

Donger
12-20-2010, 10:50 AM
I wonder how many people actually know what the Winter Solstice is (or care)?

Fairplay
12-20-2010, 10:51 AM
I wonder how many people actually know what the Winter Solstice is (or care)?



I know what it is, but don't really care.

loochy
12-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A lunar eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A lunar eclipse of the heart

cdirty
12-20-2010, 10:51 AM
should be pretty cool. hope the clouds stay away.

DMAC
12-20-2010, 10:52 AM
I wonder how many people actually know what the Winter Solstice is (or care)?

http://www.drinkhacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/anderson-valley-winter-solstice-ale.jpg

Dunit35
12-20-2010, 10:52 AM
I'm working overnight tonight. Us non astronomy people want to know, what should I be looking for?

Donger
12-20-2010, 10:52 AM
I know what it is, but don't really care.

LMAO

booger
12-20-2010, 10:55 AM
thanks for the notice!

i'll lay out the nipple clamps!!

Fairplay
12-20-2010, 10:58 AM
Plus luv might be on this forum then, i will have someone to pester.

beach tribe
12-20-2010, 10:58 AM
Once upon a time I was falling in love
But now I'm only falling apart
There's nothing I can do
A lunar eclipse of the heart
Once upon a time there was light in my life
But now there's only love in the dark
Nothing I can say
A lunar eclipse of the heart

"I fukin need you tonight!!"
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh90/bbeal29/dan.jpg

Guru
12-20-2010, 11:00 AM
Guess I will sneak outside at work tonight.

Dave Lane
12-20-2010, 11:02 AM
I'm going try for some good photos. I've been on an epic fail quest getting started in astrophotography. I wasn't really aware it would make the math and difficulty of Differential Equations seem rather mundane.

Dave Lane
12-20-2010, 11:04 AM
I'm working overnight tonight. Us non astronomy people want to know, what should I be looking for?

Look for the moon, then the moon disappearing, then coming back over about an hour or twos time.

Dunit35
12-20-2010, 11:07 AM
Look for the moon, then the moon disappearing, then coming back over about an hour or twos time.

So, the moon will be there, hide than comeback and you see can see it start to hide? Forgive me, I'm retarted.

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:10 AM
So, the moon will be there, hide than comeback and you see can see it start to hide? Forgive me, I'm retarted.

The shadow that the Earth always casts will move across the Moon's surface.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Geometry_of_a_Lunar_Eclipse.svg/712px-Geometry_of_a_Lunar_Eclipse.svg.png

Pushead2
12-20-2010, 11:15 AM
I'm going to be watching....

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:17 AM
So, the moon will be there, hide than comeback and you see can see it start to hide? Forgive me, I'm retarted.

Not a very good one, but here's what will happen:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/LunarEclipse.gif

DaFace
12-20-2010, 11:18 AM
So, the moon will be there, hide than comeback and you see can see it start to hide? Forgive me, I'm retarted.

It won't really "disappear" so much as look bizarrely dimmed. When it starts, it will look somewhat like it does when it's a partial moon, but eventually take on an orange tint when it's totally eclipsed. Here's a time-lapse series a guy took back in 2004.

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/443/3b4b7rblunareclipsephas.jpg (http://img811.imageshack.us/i/3b4b7rblunareclipsephas.jpg/)

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:19 AM
Oh, and it turns red because we are wicked (or God is a Chiefs' fan).

loochy
12-20-2010, 11:20 AM
Oh, and it turns red because... ( God is a Chiefs fan).

THIS

Pushead2
12-20-2010, 11:21 AM
Oh, and it turns red because we are wicked (or God is a Chiefs' fan).

Rep....

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:21 AM
THIS

It's actually more orange. * ducks and runs away *

loochy
12-20-2010, 11:22 AM
It's actually more orange. * ducks and runs away *

God is a Chiefs fan, but hes an even bigger Jesus (Tebow) fan.

Rain Man
12-20-2010, 11:25 AM
Not a very good one, but here's what will happen:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/LunarEclipse.gif


The gods are eating the moon! We're all going to die!

chiefsnorth
12-20-2010, 11:28 AM
I knew I would be too late for the Bonnie Tyler joke.

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:32 AM
The gods are eating the moon! We're all going to die!

Speaking of that, let's have some examples of "What if we had no Moon?"

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Norman Einstein
12-20-2010, 11:37 AM
I wonder how many people actually know what the Winter Solstice is (or care)?

Anything like the Summer Solstice? Or either one of the Equinox's?

Norman Einstein
12-20-2010, 11:39 AM
Speaking of that, let's have some examples of "What if we had no Moon?"

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Rumor has it there would have been no life the could have been sustained on the earth, but it's just a rumor.

MOhillbilly
12-20-2010, 11:43 AM
itll be big and bright early and then nothin. cant wait.

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:43 AM
Basically, if you hate it getting dark at 4:30pm, you should like the Winter Solstice. The days will start getting longer (and of course the nights will start getting shorter).

Norman Einstein
12-20-2010, 11:45 AM
Basically, if you hate it getting dark at 4:30pm, you should like the Winter Solstice. The days will start getting longer (and of course the nights will start getting shorter).

Are you sure you really had to tell people that? I would think even the uneducated would have noticed that through the years, that and it's marked on most calendars.

In a couple of months we will again be able to get out and walk the Danes around the 3 mile loop. Getting dark early kind of hampers that activity.

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:45 AM
Rumor has it there would have been no life the could have been sustained on the earth, but it's just a rumor.

What?

Norman Einstein
12-20-2010, 11:47 AM
What?Imitating a light bulb?
Haven't heard that one? That was one of the Freshman Science topics of discussion.

Dave Lane
12-20-2010, 11:52 AM
The big gun is coming out tonite!

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:56 AM
Imitating a light bulb?
Haven't heard that one? That was one of the Freshman Science topics of discussion.

Yes, I know.

MOhillbilly
12-20-2010, 11:56 AM
The big gun is coming out tonite!


friggin sweet.:thumb:

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:56 AM
Are you sure you really had to tell people that? I would think even the uneducated would have noticed that through the years, that and it's marked on most calendars.

In a couple of months we will again be able to get out and walk the Danes around the 3 mile loop. Getting dark early kind of hampers that activity.

Did I have to? No.

Donger
12-20-2010, 11:58 AM
The big gun is coming out tonite!

Very nice!

mlyonsd
12-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Going to be cloudy here. That sucks. A red eclipsed moon is awesome.

MIAdragon
12-20-2010, 01:07 PM
I wonder how many people actually know what the Winter Solstice is (or care)?

not many.

loochy
12-20-2010, 01:48 PM
Is this what you mean by "winter solstice?"


http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab222/bmcdougall_photo/Solstice%20shots/WinterSolstice1.jpg

TIED5573
12-20-2010, 02:00 PM
A one-a and a two-a
the nite is midnite blue-a
CP to the rescue-a
to educate a you-a
Winter Solstice!

Frosty
12-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Cool - the clouds will get darker for a while. :rolleyes:

Dave Lane
12-20-2010, 02:02 PM
An extraordinary total lunar eclipse will be visible from the United States in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Weather permitting, sky gazers in North and Central America and a tiny sliver of South America will have the best seats to 2010's only total eclipse of the moon.

The eclipse will start Monday night on the West Coast of the US and during the early hours Tuesday on the East Coast. Western Europe will only see the start of the spectacle while western Asia will catch the tail end.

The subtle beginning of the eclipse will take place about a half hour before midnight on Dec. 20, with the real spectacle beginning at about 12:32 a.m. on Dec. 21 and the moon becoming fully immersed in the shadow of the Earth by 1:40 a.m., according to University of Wisconsin - Madison Space Place Director Jim Lattis.

The eclipse, Lattis notes, occurs on the same day as the winter solstice, making it the most northern lunar eclipse that can possibly be seen from the Earth.

The moon is normally illuminated by the sun. During a total lunar eclipse, the full moon passes through the shadow created by the Earth blocking the sun's light. Some indirect sunlight will still manage to pierce through and give the moon a ghostly color.

Since the eclipse coincides with winter solstice, the moon will appear high in the sky — a boon for skywatchers. With recent volcanic eruptions around the globe dumping tons of dust into the atmosphere, scientists predict the moon may appear darker than usual during the eclipse, glowing an eerie red or brown instead of the usual orange-yellow tinge.

North and Central America should be able to view the entire show, which is expected to last 3 1/2 hours if skies are clear. Total eclipse begins at 11:41 p.m. PST Monday or 2:41 a.m. EST Tuesday. The totality phase — when the moon is entirely inside Earth's shadow — will last a little over an hour.

"It's perfectly placed so that all of North America can see it," said eclipse expert Fred Espenak of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

NASA, which has a camera mounted at its Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. will stream live video of the eclipse over the Internet.

Unlike solar eclipses which require protective glasses, lunar eclipses are safe to watch with the naked eye.

U.S. Naval Observatory spokesman Geoff Chester finds solar eclipses more exciting than the lunar counterpart. But solar eclipses tend to occur in remote parts of the world while lunar eclipses are usually visible from an entire hemisphere.

"If you get skunked by bad weather, all you have to do is wait a few years for the next one to come around," Chester said.

There are two total lunar eclipses in 2011 — in June and December. North America will miss the June show and witness only a part of next December eclipse.

alnorth
12-20-2010, 03:06 PM
normally during a lunar eclipse it just turns a weird dark orange. However, because of the recent volcanic eruptions, they are saying that less light will be reflected off earth, so the moon could get extremely dark this time.

4th and Long
12-20-2010, 03:52 PM
The shadow that the Earth always casts will move across the Moon's surface.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Geometry_of_a_Lunar_Eclipse.svg/712px-Geometry_of_a_Lunar_Eclipse.svg.png
http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/eclipse.jpg

Donger
12-20-2010, 03:55 PM
http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/eclipse.jpg

Now, that really is Broncos' country! We tried to land there once, but it was too slippery.

4th and Long
12-20-2010, 03:58 PM
LMAONow, that really is Broncos' country! We tried to land there once, but it was too slippery.
LMAO

headsnap
12-20-2010, 04:14 PM
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Rain Man
12-20-2010, 04:20 PM
normally during a lunar eclipse it just turns a weird dark orange. However, because of the recent volcanic eruptions, they are saying that less light will be reflected off earth, so the moon could get extremely dark this time.

We had a massive forest fire southwest of Denver a few years back, large enough that ash was falling in the Denver metro area. One night I was out on our deck and looked up at the moon, and it was as red as Mars. Kind of freaky.

MOhillbilly
12-20-2010, 04:46 PM
gonna have to clear of to see it in the ozarks.

Hog Farmer
12-20-2010, 05:00 PM
I was plannin on goin Coyote huntin tonight with the full moon so I'll be way out in the country and get the full show.

Zebedee DuBois
12-20-2010, 06:53 PM
All Right!! Eclipse Sex!!

Frazod
12-20-2010, 06:55 PM
Fucking weather. It's snowing like hell up here, not supposed to let up until tomorrow morning. 4321

Donger
12-20-2010, 06:57 PM
****ing weather. It's snowing like hell up here, not supposed to let up until tomorrow morning. 4321

Clear, black sky here in Colorado!

:thumb:

BossChief
12-20-2010, 07:59 PM
I wonder if it's really hollow

gman1220
12-20-2010, 09:33 PM
better check it out tonight fellors wont happen again tell approximately lik 2090 ya thats right 2090 y a so may not ever see it again so ya better check it out if ya arnt passed out lik i will be so just a heads up

pr_capone
12-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Cloudy as shit out here. Hope it clears up soon.

gman1220
12-20-2010, 09:41 PM
clear as black here a know so lets do this drinks on me my house so just call me let me know and i get that ready now im ready so lets do this drink on to the eclipse u know so lets do this u know it ganna be good

alnorth
12-20-2010, 10:04 PM
Cloudy as hell now, but looking at the satellite I'm optimistic itll clear up in central Iowa sometime after midnight.

alnorth
12-20-2010, 11:02 PM
Looks like any of yall in MO, KS, or CO will be completely screwed tonight, but we might get a window in Iowa.

DaFace
12-20-2010, 11:36 PM
It begins...

pr_capone
12-20-2010, 11:36 PM
Finally the skies cleared up too. w00t!

pr_capone
12-21-2010, 12:16 AM
I keep checking but I haven't seen the moon do dick yet. Still bright as ever.

Gadzooks
12-21-2010, 12:25 AM
Whoa! Double Rainbow.... What does it mean?!?

Fairplay
12-21-2010, 12:31 AM
I think it is just starting to eclipse.

The clouds move around enough to see it clearly from time to time.

Fairplay
12-21-2010, 12:32 AM
Whoa! Double Rainbow.... What does it mean?!?



That means there are two rainbows.

KevB
12-21-2010, 12:33 AM
I think it is just starting to eclipse.

The clouds move around enough to see it clearly from time to time.

I still see the entire moon and it's white still.

Fairplay
12-21-2010, 12:37 AM
I still see the entire moon and it's white still.



Dude, the east side of the moon is starting to fade, no b.s.

dmahurin
12-21-2010, 12:37 AM
The edge is starting to get dark. 1233 CST is when you should start seeing it begin to change.

JOhn
12-21-2010, 12:38 AM
****ing weather. It's snowing like hell up here, not supposed to let up until tomorrow morning. 4321

Nice & clear in NW Wyoming :thumb:

Gadzooks
12-21-2010, 12:44 AM
I'm at 2/3 moon. This is taking a long time...

pr_capone
12-21-2010, 12:46 AM
I'm at 2/3 moon. This is taking a long time...

This lunar eclipse needs to hurry the fuck up.

It should be more human friendly and accommodate our schedules. Shit... some of us have to be at work in the morning.

Fairplay
12-21-2010, 12:51 AM
Slowly disappearing, kind of like your savings account.

Gadzooks
12-21-2010, 12:51 AM
This lunar eclipse needs to hurry the **** up.

It should be more human friendly and accommodate our schedules. Shit... some of us have to be at work in the morning.

Almost half moon now. :cuss:'kin moon! Hurry up!

KevB
12-21-2010, 12:51 AM
This lunar eclipse needs to hurry the **** up.

It should be more human friendly and accommodate our schedules. Shit... some of us have to be at work in the morning.

Maybe if we bitch enough, the Man in the Moon will get crackin'.

Fairplay
12-21-2010, 12:54 AM
You would think Dave Lane would check in on this thread with having that telescope he posted on this thread.

I was jealous.

Gadzooks
12-21-2010, 12:55 AM
Maybe if we bitch enough, the Man in the Moon will get crackin'.

If the moon cracked it might effect my wife’s menstrual cycle. I’m not willing to take that risk.

dmahurin
12-21-2010, 12:57 AM
My girlfriend just sent me this in reference to the moon
"No sign of red. I'm going to masturbate and go to bed. Sweet dreams to me!"

BillSelfsTrophycase
12-21-2010, 12:59 AM
Clouds finally cleared here

Shaid
12-21-2010, 01:10 AM
Live video feed if you have clouds in your area.

http://ustre.am/tGU

Buck
12-21-2010, 01:12 AM
I was wondering why it was so dark when I was just driving home.

Guru
12-21-2010, 01:26 AM
Live video feed if you have clouds in your area.

http://ustre.am/tGUwish they would get the damn words off the screen

DA_T_84
12-21-2010, 01:28 AM
SO BRIGHT

SO BIVID

Buck
12-21-2010, 01:30 AM
wish they would get the damn words off the screen

This is just a little more fun that watching paint dry.

Guru
12-21-2010, 01:30 AM
This is just a little more fun that watching paint dry.Don't knock it till you try it.

pr_capone
12-21-2010, 01:37 AM
This is just a little more fun that watching paint dry.

It's way less fun than watching paint dry... when you have the door closed and have been enjoying the fumes for a while.

Buck
12-21-2010, 01:39 AM
TROLLED!

Buck
12-21-2010, 01:42 AM
That was so gay. It was so close to being completely black and BAM the camera changes.

Gadzooks
12-21-2010, 01:46 AM
Lookin' pretty fuckin' cool from my point of view.
Whoa, Red, Black and Blue. What does it mean?!?

Guru
12-21-2010, 02:21 AM
It's way less fun than watching paint dry... when you have the door closed and have been enjoying the fumes for a while.BINGO

BillSelfsTrophycase
12-21-2010, 02:26 AM
Fucking clouds, can't see shit

:cuss:

teedubya
12-21-2010, 02:36 AM
Lunar Eclipse needs more carries.

DaFace
12-21-2010, 02:44 AM
It's orange. ORANGE!! :)

Norman Einstein
12-21-2010, 07:33 AM
It's orange. ORANGE!! :)

I didn't watch the whole transition, but I watched some of the phases. It was high and bright, almost looked like the middle of the U.S. got a partial. I could see what seemed to be a crescent that moved from the Northern edge to the Western edge and then to the Southern edge.

The results of the eclipse was that the stars were viewed better than I've seen for a very long time. The city lights were the only thing that dimmed them down. Once on a cruise I saw them as bright as they were last night.

Awesome is the only definition I'd put with it.

Hydrae
12-21-2010, 08:01 AM
I set the alarm and was able to watch the moon go into the shadow between clouds passing by. Pretty cool, it has been many years since I watched a lunar eclipse. Well worth losing an hour of sleep in the middle of the night!

mlyonsd
12-21-2010, 08:03 AM
I woke up at midnight and looked outside but it's cloudy just like they forecasted. So I go back to bed.

Laying there sleeping when almost exactly at 2:00am something slams into the side/roof of the house with two loud thumps followed by a crunching sliding noise like something is sliding off the roof or down the side of the house.

It wakes both of us up, my wife says "Santa", I say "Aliens" and I get out of bed, throw my clothes and coat on, and head outside to the back of the house where our bedroom is. I shine a flashlight up on the roof but nothing. I walk around the side of the house shining the light on the roof and still nothing. When the security light on that side of the house went on I see about 30 feathers blowing around in the light breeze. At least now I know it's not an alien.

I walk to the front of the house and shine the light on our covered porch. There's a hen pheasant sitting on the front step like she's a dog waiting to be let in the front door.

So then I notice it is perfectly clear and the moon is almost in total eclipse. I'd call it some shade between orange and red. Awesome.

I went back inside with one of the feathers and told my wife the story and that the moon is just about perfect. So she gets dressed and follows me back outside. It's then that I noticed the huge pile of feathers sitting up against the back side of the house next to our bedroom. Poor thing wacked the house and ran all the way around it to find a warm place out of the wind. You'll be glad to know this morning when I went to take out the garbage I opened the door to the garage and she bolted out of there flying like she wasn't hurt at all.

So I'm thankful to whomever it was that sent me the signal to wake up and go look at the moon. I think using a pheasant being slammed into the side of the house a bit over dramatic though.

Norman Einstein
12-21-2010, 08:13 AM
I woke up at midnight and looked outside but it's cloudy just like they forecasted. So I go back to bed.

Laying there sleeping when almost exactly at 2:00am something slams into the side/roof of the house with two loud thumps followed by a crunching sliding noise like something is sliding off the roof or down the side of the house.

It wakes both of us up, my wife says "Santa", I say "Aliens" and I get out of bed, throw my clothes and coat on, and head outside to the back of the house where our bedroom is. I shine a flashlight up on the roof but nothing. I walk around the side of the house shining the light on the roof and still nothing. When the security light on that side of the house went on I see about 30 feathers blowing around in the light breeze. At least now I know it's not an alien.

I walk to the front of the house and shine the light on our covered porch. There's a hen pheasant sitting on the front step like she's a dog waiting to be let in the front door.

So then I notice it is perfectly clear and the moon is almost in total eclipse. I'd call it some shade between orange and red. Awesome.

I went back inside with one of the feathers and told my wife the story and that the moon is just about perfect. So she gets dressed and follows me back outside. It's then that I noticed the huge pile of feathers sitting up against the back side of the house next to our bedroom. Poor thing wacked the house and ran all the way around it to find a warm place out of the wind. You'll be glad to know this morning when I went to take out the garbage I opened the door to the garage and she bolted out of there flying like she wasn't hurt at all.

So I'm thankful to whomever it was that sent me the signal to wake up and go look at the moon. I think using a pheasant being slammed into the side of the house a bit over dramatic though.

My wake up call wasn't so dramatic. I had to piss, and you are right. The moon and stars were fantastic.

Hog Farmer
12-21-2010, 08:56 AM
Damn, I would have ate that sucka

burt
12-21-2010, 09:23 AM
My son is 15, and troubled, as some of you know. My daughter is 12, and acts like a godamn 12 year old girl. Obvously we haven't been getting along with the new "house Dad". They resent being sent to bed because they are on Christmas break, so we used the eclipse as an event. The 3 of us stayed up til 3:30 to watch it. WAY better than watching paint dry.

Hydrae
12-21-2010, 10:25 AM
My son is 15, and troubled, as some of you know. My daughter is 12, and acts like a godamn 12 year old girl. Obvously we haven't been getting along with the new "house Dad". They resent being sent to bed because they are on Christmas break, so we used the eclipse as an event. The 3 of us stayed up til 3:30 to watch it. WAY better than watching paint dry.

And something they will always remember as a special thing they got to share with Dad! :thumb:

DaFace
12-21-2010, 10:41 AM
I didn't get to see much of it, but I set my alarm for 1:30am and got up to check it out when it was in totality. Pretty cool.

Donger
12-21-2010, 10:47 AM
I woke my kids up to see the totality. My daughter was amazed. The boy just said, "So, is something going to happen or what?"

Fish
12-21-2010, 10:54 AM
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18046748" width="400" frameborder="0" height="225"></iframe>Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse (http://vimeo.com/18046748) from William Castleman (http://vimeo.com/user1706723) on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com).

burt
12-21-2010, 11:06 AM
And something they will always remember as a special thing they got to share with Dad! :thumb:

They are 12 and 15, I am 50. I figure that no matter what, my time with them has a limited shelf life, so I constantly try to add to their memory banks. I sincerely hope that when I do "kick the bucket" they will remember watching their Dad play soccer and softball well into his 40's(two games dad played then had to go get stitches, but dad finished the games), going to the beaches, riding "the big shot" with mom and dad in Vegas, watching dad mind his temper when confronted by a jerk with road rage(when they both knew dad wanted to kick the guys ass, but didn't and talked they guy into leaving peacefully), taking the airboats out to see "gators", etc.

I also hope they always remember the PDA dad and mom often shared, the fact that dad quit a job because he wanted to spend mre time with the family. As a family we have been to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Reno, taken day trips to Neb. and Ia., been to Cancun, Mexican Riviera, camped by the beach at the Gulf Shores and Padre Island(The last day we forgot sun screen and were so burnt that we elected NOT to visit Six Flags San Antonio, on the way home). We have also taken a few canoe trips in southern Mo.

Once, in Cancun, I walked by a shapely young woman that was topless. As I walked by, my son chased another young boy by her. She covered up.

"Ya know" I said, "With internet and HBO, he's seen them before. I am kinda glad he likes to see them."

She laughed and responded, "The taller boy has ran by me 4 times so far." I was slightly proud that my son was the "taller boy".

Another time we went to the side of Cancun that had the rough surf. My daughter was about 9. I was 15 feet out from her and she was about 6 feet into the ocean. A gargantuan wave knocked her totally off her feet. She came up screaming. Dad got to her just as the next wave submerged her. I hope she will always remember being pulled out of that wave by Dads vise like grip and carried to her beach towel. And no, Dad generally does NOT have a vise like grip! Oh, and Dad has NEVER swam so fast as that time.

Times are hare and we don't have lots of money. Dad has to attempt to mold and shape them so sometimes there is anger and shouting, especially with my 15 year old son having ADHD, but we constantly add to the memory banks.

Molitoth
12-21-2010, 12:47 PM
My wifes water broke right as the lunar eclipse started we showed up at the hospital and got to watch it for awhile. =)

new baby girl

Fish
12-21-2010, 12:50 PM
My wifes water broke right as the lunar eclipse started we showed up at the hospital and got to watch it for awhile. =)

new baby girl

In ancient times, that would be one crazy omen to bear a child at that moment.....

Congrats on the offspring!

LaChapelle
12-21-2010, 12:53 PM
Starting a thread after ijt's over is rather cruel

morphius
12-21-2010, 12:55 PM
I woke my son up to see it last night, my wife saw him walk in the door before me and said he walked in the door with a huge smile on his face.

Sofa King
12-21-2010, 01:10 PM
<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18046748" width="400" frameborder="0" height="225"></iframe>Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse (http://vimeo.com/18046748) from William Castleman (http://vimeo.com/user1706723) on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com).



thanks, you just saved me 2 hours from last night. good thing i slept instead.

wheeler08
12-21-2010, 01:27 PM
anyone take any pics or anything? It was snowing all night in Indiana

pr_capone
12-21-2010, 01:29 PM
anyone take any pics or anything? It was snowing all night in Indiana

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs739.ash1/163187_10150141648233082_738783081_8179136_1909334_n.jpg

http://l24.sphotos.l3.fbcdn.net/hphotos-l3-ash2/hs356.ash2/63617_10150141648273082_738783081_8179138_6532446_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs004.snc6/165472_10150141648308082_738783081_8179141_6702947_n.jpg

wheeler08
12-21-2010, 02:01 PM
cool!

mlyonsd
12-21-2010, 02:04 PM
My wifes water broke right as the lunar eclipse started we showed up at the hospital and got to watch it for awhile. =)

new baby girl

I think in honor of the occasion you should name her 'Luny'.

pr_capone
12-21-2010, 02:06 PM
I think in honor of the occasion you should name her 'Luny'.

Luna - Spanish for moon.

vailpass
12-21-2010, 02:10 PM
German: Mond (MONT)
Russian: luna(loo-NA)
French: la lune (Luene--u is umlauted u)
Swahili: mwezi (mw eh zee)- also means "month"
Hebrew: l'vanah(l'van-AH) or yaraiakh(ya RAY akh)-
kh like ch in loch.
Finnish: kuu(coo)
Hawaiian: Mahina(ma HE na)

Norman Einstein
12-21-2010, 02:39 PM
Luna - Spanish for moon.

I got Luna'd once, but it was at a basketball game at Lawrence.

ChiefsNow
12-21-2010, 02:46 PM
My wifes water broke right as the lunar eclipse started we showed up at the hospital and got to watch it for awhile. =)

new baby girl

Cool. You should name her Amber eclipse.

vailpass
12-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Cool. You should name her Amber eclipse.

And doom her to become a stripper?

ChiefsNow
12-21-2010, 02:50 PM
And doom her to become a stripper?

I wasn't thinking that. LOL

vailpass
12-21-2010, 02:51 PM
I wasn't thinking that. LOL

:D Okay maybe my mind isn't where it should be today.

Molitoth
12-21-2010, 03:37 PM
And doom her to become a stripper?

LMAO


<3 you guys.

Halfcan
12-21-2010, 05:30 PM
Happy International Rush Day!!! 21 12

Donger
12-21-2010, 05:45 PM
And it is now winter.

mlyonsd
12-21-2010, 07:57 PM
And it is now winter.

Really? The wind chill is only -16 here. Quite balmly, almost September like.

Norman Einstein
12-22-2010, 09:48 AM
And it is now winter.

**** you for bringing that up.

Is it Spring yet?

Hydrae
12-22-2010, 09:52 AM
And it is now winter.

With a high of 80 or so yesterday here in Austin.

It should be down to a high in the mid 50's by Christmas though! Maybe it will feel like winter by then. :D