Total Lunar Eclipse

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  1. DaveyR

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    Saturday's total lunar eclipse could be the "best in years". The eclipse begins at 2018, our time (GMT) with the Moon totally immersed in the shadow of the Earth between around 2244 and 2358.

    During the total eclipse, only light that has been filtered through the Earth's atmosphere reaches the Moon's surface, which will make it appear a reddish colour.

    The eclipse will be visible from the whole of Europe, Africa, South America, and eastern parts of the US and Canada.

    I have just been out looking and the moon is huge and very very bright. The sky is the clearest I have seen it in a long while. It should be very interesting later on tonight.

    I believe the East coast of the US is 5 hours behind us here in Tenerife so I have attached a link with info on timings elsewhere.

    SPACE.com -- Last Chance Until 2007: Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight!
     
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    Thank you for the reminder, DR. I read about it earlier this week and forgot. I wouldn't want to miss it. I'll bet it's lovely looming over Tenerife. :smile:
     
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    Oogah boogah. The world is coming to an end, all the computers are going to run backwards, planes will fall from the sky, dryers are going to spit out your lost socks, and dogs will be seen fucking cats.

    I'm hiding under the bed.
     
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    oo just looked outside, that is gonna keep me entertained for the next couple of hours lol
     
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    We have about 1/3 coverage right now and the sky is still very clear.

    It's a lovely balmy 70 degree night. Perfect for sitting out watching the events.
     
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    yea about the same here its amazing
     
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    I see nothing on the sky... well it IS an eclipse so not seeing anything is not that weird, but I got the feeling im missing it...
    Are there websites where you can look at it?
     
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    you should still see something though. the moon doesn't totally disappear, it turns rusty colored because of bent sunlight through the earth's atmosphere. Just love above your horizon where the moon should be in the east and you will see it.
     
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    That is the eclipse just gone total here and the moon has turned orangey red. It looks really weird through the binoculars.
     
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    pretty much gone total here now too, looks amazing, dont have binoculars to see it in detail but it has gone a slight orange hue colour
     
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    Is the eclipse on its way west?
     
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    I don't know sorry if you look at the website I gave a link for in the OP then you might find out there.
     
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    It should be headbang, Im in New Jersey and I can't see it yet, although any minute it should be coming over the horizon. I'm going to higher ground to get a better vantage point. See you guys after.

    It's over by 7 pm here though so start looking for the moon.
     
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    Completely clear sky, I can't even find the moon. That's reason to be sad enough on any night, nevermind missing this :mad:
     
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    If you have clear skies in the UK then you should not be able to miss it. It should be almost overhead you now. At the moment it looks more like Mars than the moon.
     
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    You mean, we have to share?
     
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    Indeed, my mistake, cursed chimney! Didn't realise it would be so small, looks likes like a standard moon for me though, grey/blueish, guess I missed it :frown1:
     
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    It should be starting to re- appear from the bottom right now.
     
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    Of course. Sharing can be fun you know!:rolleyes:
     
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