Eclipse of the Moon

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  1. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    How many saw the eclipse tonight. Still going on here as I type this.Moon is almost covered over.Suppose to last till about 11. Rather neat to see but too darn cold to stand out very long. Wish I had a better camera.:sad2:
    Next one will be in Sept of 2010 so they say.
     
  2. dafin

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    We have cloud cover now I can't see the moon I took a pic of the full moon before it got cloudy . was all ready to get some good pics now none :sad2:
     

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  3. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    I saw part of it. Very cool. The moon tonight was bigger than I think I've ever seen it. Then bout half was darken out. It was cool. I came in, now its cloudy and I cant see any of the moon. I going back out in a few.
    I wish I had took a pic of the part I saw.
     
  4. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Thanks for that pic. I never think about pics.
    it was big tonight.
    I wonder if the catfish was biting
     
  5. lawnman61

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    Yep, went out and seen it, it was kind of cloudy but I got to see it. I didn't get pics though, I forgot that it was tonight, otherwise I would have pulled out the telescope with camera on it. Now I have to wait till 2010.
     
  6. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    If ya think the moon is neat try the sun when it has an eclipse. I was living in Washington State the last one I encountered. Where I lived it was total and it was very spooky. It was a beautiful day and inside of 10 min. It was so dark black it just made chills go up my spine.:crazy::eek:oooh:
     
  7. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    I too remember a eclipse of the sun .It does get dark.Wonder how many years there is between eclipses of the sun.Does anyone know?
     
  8. bwhupp

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    Off the top of my head.. I thought when I was younger I heard the next one wouldn't be like for another 30 years. Could definetely be wrong though.
     
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  10. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

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    hey Brian, you know we will never see that eclipse. Nostradamus said we are all gonna die on 21 Dec 2012. and we all know that guy was never wrong. :wink:
     
  11. bwhupp

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    That's cool... Look at all those years then we don't have to pay increasing taxes. Always a silver lining! :cool2:
     
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    he is nuts:crazy:
     
  14. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    We saw it here in Va. my son broke out his telescope. Hes a real star gazer!!
     
  15. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    I tried to check it out last night but there was an over cast here.
     
  16. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    I went to bed !!!!! :big_smile:
     
  17. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I saw it... only for a moment...then the moment was gone..too cloudy.:smile2:
     
  18. Dano

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    I think it was 1969 or 70, when I lived in Virginia Beach VA. it was a total E. of the sun. Bout 1 pm, bright clear sunny day. it first became a weird kind of hazy look then total darkness like it was 1am. it was something I'll never forget. Reminded me of a Nuke war going on. When moon covered sun, I could see what looked like flames burning around the moon. I looked at it with bare eyes
    . I remember the news saying some went blind over looking at it with bare eyes. guess I was lucky at the time.
    I have never seen anything like it since.
     
  19. JERMSQUIRM

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    thought it was the myans or something. but the sun and star have doomsday articles everydaylol.

    i was it last eve. my wife noticed it or i wouldnt have seen a thing. she went out for wood. and when i was in grade school we had a solar eclipse. and ya. dark at mid day. cool. i thought nostrils was coming after me then.:smile2:
     
  20. JERMSQUIRM

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