Total Lunar Eclipse Tonight, Dec 20/21

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  1. Paradox

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    if anyone is intrested, there is an eclipse tomorrow night. it will start about 11:30 central and last up until about 5am. if youre only interested in seeing it in totality, take a look around 1:30am.

    it will be best visible from north america, but you guys in europe can probably see some of it at moonset, and you aussies and new zealanders can check it out at moonrise. local times of course.

    if anyone has awesome photography skills and plans to watch, please share with the rest of the class.

    click below for more details of eclipse stages and eta's on when they will occur.
    http://www.space.com/spacewatch/total-lunar-eclipse-12-stages-101219.html
     
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  2. Longo_2_guns

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    It's tonight? I thought it was tomorrow night.

    Also, it's raining here. Hard.
     
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  3. Bretimus_v2

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    I wish. We even have a good camera too. But it's been 100% overcast all day.
     
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  4. Paradox

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    Tomorrow night it is! Ive been a day ahead all day. Sorry for the misinformation.
     
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  5. FrozenBacon

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    The time matches up perfectly here as I will be on land during full coverage, and will be in flight when the eclipse starts to end. Hopefully I'll be able to catch some sweet pictures of it while in flight.

    I don't have a window seat but hopefully I'll be sitting next to someone nice enough to allow me to observe the eclipse.
     
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  6. De-Ting

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    Lunar birthday present FTW!
     
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    So, is that tomorrow night for us aussies?
     
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  8. WickedLiquid

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    It's never a good idea to say "tomorrow' or "today" on GR, since threads can last weeks and even months.

    The Lunar eclipse will occur December 21st beginning at roughly 1:30 am EST. Which is....tonight, lol.
     
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  9. LinksOcarina

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    So it will be tonight, awesome!

    Will watch for it.
     
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  10. The_Big_Cheese

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    Too bad it will probably be raining for me and logos
     
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  11. FrozenBacon

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    Same here, apparently. Forecasted rain till the 28th.

    I guess I won't see the eclipse, unless I am lucky enough to see it by airplane.
     
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  12. WickedLiquid

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    You guys are still getting rain? It's a winter wonderland up here. Snowing off and on for the past 2 weeks.
     
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    Man... still raining here in the bay area... i think it's a no go this time... :(
     
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  14. used44

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    Not sure I can see the moon from any of my windows. May have to go outside. Brrr
     
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  15. Green_Lantern

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    Well the sky is overcast right now...At least I can still see the moon for the most part...
     
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  16. Longo_2_guns

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    Fuckin' rain
     
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  17. LinksOcarina

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    It is fairly clear right now in New York. bitter cold, but clear. So I am going to try for it, and if possible take some pics for you guys.
     
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  18. Green_Lantern

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    FYI...This the first total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice in 372 years.
     
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  19. madster111

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    Is this a bad thing?
     
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  20. keepithowitis

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    Its clear here in whistler.
     
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