Lunar eclipse

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  1. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    Will the lunar element of the astronomy face show tonight's lunar eclipse? Does anyone know?

    Here's hoping, major cloud cover in my region.
     
  2. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    You would be much better off looking at the real thing on the live NASA feed.
     
  3. Four oF NINE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No live feed due to excessive cloud cover
     
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    Apple missed a great opportunity to wow users here.
     
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    Yeah, totally agree! would have been pretty neat if they could have shown the eclipse and the red moon. Guess we can always wait for another 30 years....
     
  7. Four oF NINE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It would have been really cool if they had. I was really halfway expecting it, they've been so spot on with the rest of the app.

    well, only 17 years and some change, (2033) .. who knows what sort of tech we'll have by then. I bet the eclipse will be covered by then.
     
  8. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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    Lunar eclipses happen pretty regularly. The next one is in 2018. I think it's the combination of a supermoon with an eclipse that won't happen for years. The whole supermoon thing is really hyped up by the media - most people wouldn't notice unless you told them.
     
  9. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it also does depend on where you live.

    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/lunar.html
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    All the more reason to improve on the Astronomy face to reflect this.
     
  11. Four oF NINE thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Next supermoon lunar eclipse doesn't happen until 2033
     
  12. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    So, what if you're in a place where the eclipse wasn't visible?

    You seriously expect apple to do the programming needed to -A: figure out where and when the eclipse would happen (load an ephemeris) and -B: dynamically shade the complication- which may or may not even be in use- for a tiny percentage of watch users, and for essentially a one-time two hour event?

    I guarantee more people would think something had broken than would be delighted by the complication behaving in such a manner.

    No thank you, I would prefer the people doing the work to be killing bugs in the system rather than focus on such frivolity.
     
  13. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Or.... both?

    It'd be a neat easter egg.
     

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