Lunar Eclipse Tonight

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Just a heads up, saw it on Yahoo... should be interesting, I've never seen a Lunar Eclipse. 10:26 PM EST is the app. time.
     
  2. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I can see the eclipse beginning to occur. The moon is nicely shining outside my window from my desk.
     
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    A little cloudy here too. Apparently the moon is supposed to appear red!
     
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    like the day the red sox broke the 'curse'.
     
  7. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah here too- but I been watchin' it between the clouds- slowly amazing!
     
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    Clear here...


    It's very cool, and indeed reddish.
     
  11. xlii macrumors 68000

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    This is the moon that saved Columbus over 400 years ago. He was in Jamaica with his men and the natives had refused to give them any more food & supplies. He had a German alamac which called for a lunar eclipse that very night. He told the natives that he was very upset with them and that he would make the moon disappear. When the moon did disappear the natives were very scared and asked Columbus to make it come back, which of course he did... He got his supplies & food after that.
     
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    Outside my house at 10:06 pm. I believe thats Saturn bottom left.
     
  13. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What other moon is there?
    That story sounds like a tall tale.

    Yup that's what it's lookin like.
     
  14. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    That type of story is the heart of the movie Apocalypto.
     
  15. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Am I the only one who wasn't really astonished by this eclipse? I don't know why but it seemed more "meh" than usual.
     
  16. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I haven't seen any other one so I can't compare, but based on this alone, I was expecting anything crazy. Maybe if I was drunk and it wasn't 20 degrees outside, it'd be a bit more eventful.
     
  17. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Other eclipses were pretty much the same: pretty boring (at least to my astrology untrained eye, mind you). However, for all you astrologists out there, I'm sure they have something special (something I can't particularly appreciate).

    Oh yah, but then what wouldn't be eventful that way? :p
     
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    was really nice. but pretty cold and i had no tripod.
     

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    Same here. Couldn't see the totality, but got to see it as it was ending through the clouds.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Excellent photo! And yes that is Saturn. I once had a chance to view the rings of Saturn through a telescope and it is an amazing sight.
     
  21. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    same here. i remember when the moon went blood red when the red sox won. that was a great eclipse.
     
  22. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I never actually left the TV to go see that eclipse, but they showed it on the broadcast several times.

    It's pretty freaky too, the final out occurred during totality, finally lifting the curse. :D
     
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    I think that was called hell freezing over.
     
  24. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I once stood in line a observatory to see Saturn. Its almost surreal.
    To see that live instead of in a photograph makes an impact.
     
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    Same here.
     

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