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Old 20-12-2010, 14:49   #1
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Lunar Eclipse

Tonight’s lunar eclipse (actually early morning of Dec. 21) falls on the same date as the northern winter solstice. The total eclipse lasts more than an hour from 02:41 am to 03:53 am EST on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st.

In a Lunar Eclipse, the sun, earth and moon line up so that the so that the moon seems to disappear, due to the shadow that's cast by the earth.

And by the way, this cosmic event is also technically a Full Moon, so get ready to howl!

For other time zones, see ➥ Shadow & Substance Home Page

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http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfi...2010-Fig04.pdf
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Old 20-12-2010, 15:28   #2
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we are in storm, so we dont get to see anything until after tue--and parts of gulf coast may get snow for christmas with this one.....cold and wet for 4 days .....all is same color here-- GREY yuk
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I am just finishing my megalith-moving....Gee I hope I have the alignment correct.....2 years til 2012
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We'll be getting up to watch the event. Clear skies in the Keys.
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Old 20-12-2010, 18:39   #5
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we are in storm, so we dont get to see anything until after tue--and parts of gulf coast may get snow for christmas with this one.....cold and wet for 4 days .....all is same color here-- GREY yuk
No doubt. This weather sucks!
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Old 20-12-2010, 18:45   #6
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I am just finishing my megalith-moving....Gee I hope I have the alignment correct.....2 years til 2012
Chief I set mine up last year, I am certain it will work correctly. No need to do it again.
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Watching it over Mexico City and yes I will be howling as "El" who I would like to watch it with is in Buenos Aires . Will try to photograph it as well .
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Does anyone else think the moon looks like someone put a big orange in the sky during a total lunar eclipse?
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No doubt. This weather sucks!
good to know i am not the only one thinking that at this time lol--where is your haven from this bs??i am without haven-inda middle of moorings at coronado for the moment.....until mar 1..is your boat is a sheltered area?? we arent sheltered here.except from nw winds--these are from souf...will be from souf until front passes--i hope it does that soon....i think that part is for tomorrow, tho..........too bad we dont get to see the sky before then..
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NASA - Total Lunar Eclipse: 'Up All Night' With NASA!
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Of course this year's winter storms are extensive, precluding observing the universe now. But that's OK because I'm tired of the many years of drought. If this is a trend, I welcome global warming, especially since last Summer was comparatively cool.
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To much cloud cover to view anything in Portugal... at least up this end..
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Global Warming hell...... its early Earth Tilt...
http://www.nasca.org.uk/Asian_disaster/2012/2012.html
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That's poppycock. The Mayans were way off (as in wrong). Their civilization ended hundreds of years ago, well before 2012.
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Great view here in the Tampa area. At 36 degrees not spending much time outside looking at it.
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