We are having a Lunar eclipse right now.

Discussion in 'Community' started by jethroted, May 15, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    jethroted

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Cyberspace
    #1
    It's Thursday night, and we are having a Lunar eclipse right now. I'm recording it to my computer, and will do a time laps of it and post it on the weekend. who else gets to see it?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    mactastic

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Location:
    Colly-fornia
    #2
    I'm lookin at it right now, sittin on my deck with the old tibook. Ain't nature great?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Location:
    Memphis, TN
    #3
    we got it in MN, as well. prime time was about 10:10 or so. very pretty. can't wait to see what you captured for us.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    janey

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Location:
    sunny los angeles
    #4
    saw it, it was great :)
    however my pictures were distorted, i'd love to see what you did :)
    i'm still outside, still looking at the moon...
     
  5. Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #5
    Here's one of my better shots.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Location:
    Slidell, LA (just north of New Orleans)
    #6
    I saw it tonight also. Although here it was partly cloudy, so you'd see it for a couple of minutes, then a few clouds would roll by. It was pretty cool though. A time lapse would be awesome to see, jethroted! :D
     
  7. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2003
    Location:
    Connecticut
    #7
    It's cloudy over here in Tokyo, but that's not the only problem. There seems to be a planet in the way...
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    voicegy

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Location:
    Sandy Eggo - MacRumors Member since 1-1-2002
    #8
    San Diego here. Perfect, clear evening. Saw it wane from full coverage to full brightness. A VERY interesting and beautiful sight. Through binoculars, during the height of the eclipse, you could see stars that were close to the moon that you would have otherwise missed.

    For nightime sky gazers, these past few decades or so have been a total bonanza. Comets of all sorts. Great meteor showers. Nice full moon eclipses. And not to mention rocks captured on film crashing into Jupiter and the amazing Hubble images that boggle the imagination.

    Makes things like "Coke or Pepsi?" seem rather...insignificant, wouldn't you say?:)
     
  9. macrumors 604

    MacBandit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    #9
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jethroted

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Cyberspace
    #10
    Well the footage I got was less than optimal. I will compress it into an mpeg4 and throw up a link when I get home from work tonight. I time compressed it too, so you can see it happen in 20 seconds.
     
  11. Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Metairie, LA
    #11
    wow! nice shot rower! ;)

    I unfortunately missed it...was busy and forgot. :(
     
  12. macrumors P6

    wdlove

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2002
    #12
    Very nice pictures eyelikeart and Rower_CPU, thanks for posting. Will be nice to see more! Here in Boston it was cloudy! :( Our local ABC station WCVB showed up a live picture during the news broadcast. But there is nothing like seeing it live. We all will have another chance in November!
     
  13. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Location:
    wouldn't you like to know?
    #13
    Nice shot Rower! Unfortunately, there are too many lights in our area but my roommate and I sat on the porch and watched it for a bit and then hit one of the jazz clubs to watch it with a few glasses of wine. T'was a nice show.
     
  14. Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2001
    Location:
    Metairie, LA
    #14
    he he...I didn't post anything...I was busy drinking wine uptown ;)

    MacBandit...on the other hand...did post some...
     
  15. macrumors P6

    wdlove

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2002
    #15
    I'm sorry MacBandit that I didn't give you credit! I'll plead :confused:
     
  16. macrumors 68000

    MacFan25

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2003
    Location:
    USA
    #16
    I forgot about it too. Well, maybe I won't forget about it in December.
     
  17. macrumors 604

    MacBandit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    #17
    Guess the confusion probably came in because you probably though I was just a babe watcher.;)

    I do have other interests besides babes and computers you know.:rolleyes:
     
  18. macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    #18
    Once again, there is a spectacular display of the Earth's shadow on the Moon, and, once again, inclement weather has prevented live views in our area. This is no surprise for us, since this has been happening for at least 5 years.

    Rower, let me know when the following lunar eclipse takes place. Also, reserve me a hotel room in San Diego.

    :)
     
  19. macrumors 604

    MacBandit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    #19
    I'm not Rower but here is a link to a list of all the eclipses from now through 2004.

    http://skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/eclipses/article_80_1.asp
     
  20. Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #20
    Depends on how close you are to the coast. The deserts just east of here are great for skywatching. It would be quite a change from Maine. ;)
     
  21. macrumors 604

    MacBandit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    #21
  22. Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #22
    It's amazing how detailed and "rough" the shadows are on the surface when you can see them up close.
     
  23. macrumors 604

    MacBandit

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2002
    Location:
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    #23
    Yeah, as soon as I get the camera mount I'll try to get you some at 500x. That's were the shocking detail comes in. You see tiny craters within craters within craters and little tiny rivulets off of the edges of the crater walls. The moon is great for detail for one it's close for two it has great contrast which really accentuates the relief.

    Also have you looked at my original photos I host on my computer? I have a 3.2MP camera so they are about 4x larger then the ones on the .mac homepage.
     
  24. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Location:
    VA
    #24
    That's a nice collection of images - very cool. I'm really hoping I'll be able to see the next eclipse in November....

    D
     
  25. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Kepler-452b
    #25
    I could see the eclipse very nicely from my front steps here in Los Angeles. But it wasn't as cool as the moon halo effect I saw while walking in the neighborhood one evening a couple months ago.
     

Share This Page