The First Blood Super Moon Eclipse in 33 Years

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    In actual non-iPhone 6S news, the first blood supermoon eclipse in 33 years occurs this weekend, on Sunday.

    http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article36272142.html

    All times are GMT-5, so check your weather forecasts, as this should be large, and red.

    BL.
     
  2. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the detailed info; won't want to miss this and I'll be out there watching.....
     
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    Yes, I spotted that, and have been reading about it. Needless to say, I'll be looking forward to seeing this - assuming that the cloud cover allows for it. Should be spectacular. Thanks for starting the tread and for posting this, @bradl.
     
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    Eclipses are Highly Inauspicious. Traditionally, in more spiritually advanced cultures, all windows, curtains and doors would be shut and people kept themselves indoors to avoid the negative effects during an eclipse. Of course, nobody bothers to know about these things any more.
     
  5. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Rightly so, because they're nonsense superstitions. I'll definitely be outside watching, and the weather looks like it should be perfect.

    --Eric
     
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    Do you believe that they - eclipses - are 'highly inauspicious' or are you merely reporting that, traditionally, some cultures regarded eclipses as a cause for grave concern and much unease?
     
  7. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I suppose my desire to observe eclipses suggests that I'm still in the spiritual stone age.:rolleyes:
     
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    As am I.

    I find them unaccountably thrilling, and yes, time to call upon that American adjective - absolutely awesome. And I sincerely hope that it will not be obscured by dense cloud cover…..
     
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    You and me both! It would be nice to get a few good pictures.
     
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    Predicted visibility for much of the Eastern U.S. isn't looking very good right now....

    [​IMG]
     
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    The clouds broke up in my area, north of Detroit, just in time for the eclipse to begin. :)

    I was able to get this shot by holding my iPhone 6s up to my 10x50 binoculars.

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  14. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    0% cloud cover here, so basically perfect. The moon was stupidly bright to start out with, is mostly a reddish rim now, starting to exit the eclipse. Spectacular view of stars too. (And at least half a dozen shooting stars.) Pretty amazing overall.

    --Eric
     
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    Got this in between cloud cover from my 6 Plus. ....through my Celestron telescope. ;)


    SuperBloodMoon.jpg
     
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    It cleared up for me. The Lions game was sucking anyway.

    [​IMG]

    I used my iPhone 6s to prop up the camera.
     
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    Canon 7D Mk II with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 lens. Don't have 200/300 mm+ lenses since I don't need them for the stuff I normally shoot.

    _G9A8729 as Smart Object-1_klein.jpg _G9A8730 as Smart Object-1_klein.jpg
     
  18. juanm macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't take any pictures, but it was a sight to behold. Unusually clear sky in London, too. I look forward to seeing it again in eighteen years.
     
  19. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Go Broncos!

    The viewing was great in Colorado!
     
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    Well, I got up to take a look at it, too. Spectacular and awesome, and an extraordinary experience to have been able to see it.
     
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    Well, @aaronvan - from what I can see, the iPhone while undoubtedly a versatile and extraordinarily convenient device - sucks for photography generally.
     
  23. hallux macrumors 68020

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    I was able to get some pics of the moon before the "blood" phase of the eclipse. Used a Canon EOS-M with a Canon EF-S 55-250 fully zoomed. No tripod used which is why I couldn't get the red phase (needed a 1 second shutter to capture it, not shooting THAT handheld).
     

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