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Like Graemes Good News Thread, I'm not sure if this going to be a flop or a door to wonders galore. Often, each of us, sees or hears of something that we feel might be of interest to others.

 

As an Intro - I submit the following:

 

Super  Harvest Blood Moon Eclipse

 

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-scientist-sheds-light-on-rare-sept-27-supermoon-eclipse

 

This will be my third, with luck I'll be around for my fourth (2033).

For some of you, your first.

There are a few still around from the 1910 eclipse

 

UN census said as of 2012  that there were approximately 316,600 people in the world 100 or more years old, alive.

http://populationpyramid.net/world/2015/

 

Point of interest, there are today, 5 people left who were born in the 1800s.

http://www.earthporm.com/5-women-represent-last-living-people-born-1800s/

 

I was surprised that no one else had brought tonights eclipse up.

 

Sandrewn

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It's supposed to be cloudy here tonight, so I doubt I'll be able to see it.  :(

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It's supposed to be cloudy here tonight, so I doubt I'll be able to see it.  :(

 

With an eclipse of the sun, you are not supposed to look directly without proper protection.

 

With an eclipse of the moon, I agree, overcast is a pain in the butt.

 

Good news

 

You/We can watch it live, on a few sites.

This one looks to be promising.

 

http://www.space.com/30662-supermoon-total-lunar-eclipse-webcast.html

 

I will try to see and photograph it. For sure I will watch it live on line if it goes down to 5 degrees celsius again tonight.

 

Happy viewing

Sandrewn

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With an eclipse of the sun, you are not supposed to look directly without proper protection.

 

With an eclipse of the moon, I agree, overcast is a pain in the butt.

 

Good news

 

You/We can watch it live, on a few sites.

This one looks to be promising.

 

http://www.space.com/30662-supermoon-total-lunar-eclipse-webcast.html

 

I will try to see and photograph it. For sure I will watch it live on line if it goes down to 5 degrees celsius again tonight.

 

Happy viewing

Sandrewn

 

I had full blue skies earlier, but the clouds are rolling in. I hope it clears as I have a perfect view of the moon on clear nights.

If you could take a photo that would be great. :)

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It's supposed to be clear here tonight, so I promised I'd make sure we could see it and then wake up my daughter so she could see it and take pictures. :)

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Great blog :2thumbs:

 

Clear skies forecast for tonight in good ole' England :)
...but to see the "fullest" eclipse I'm gonna have to get up at 3.47am :o :o

 

"Fullest" is when the moon is in the deepest part of the Earth's shadow and when, hopefully, it'll be blood.jpgred :P

What makes astronomical events like this so special is they remind us that we're not in a car, we're not at home, or watching a game - we're on a ball of rock hurtling around a sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's supposed to be clear here tonight, so I promised I'd make sure we could see it and then wake up my daughter so she could see it and take pictures. :)

 

It is the memory that will be engraved into your daughters' mind tonight, what she will use to compare with the next one she sees in 2033. Hopefully with you there watching too. With luck me too, the Lord willing and the creek don't rise ( I was and always will be a John Wayne fan).

 

Speaking of taking pictures, it must be frustrating to both Palintir and Graeme (you guys take great pics) to be in the wrong place at the right time ( watch that NASA live feed ).

 

To The_Jordanator, you should watch it, the next one for you will be in double your time of existance (to date) plus three or so years.

 

 

Great blog :2thumbs:

 

Clear skies forecast for tonight in good ole' England :)

...but to see the "fullest" eclipse I'm gonna have to get up at 3.47am :o :o

 

"Fullest" is when the moon is in the deepest part of the Earth's shadow and when, hopefully, it'll be blood.jpgred :P

What makes astronomical events like this so special is they remind us that we're not in a car, we're not at home, or watching a game - we're on a ball of rock hurtling around a sun

 

 

http://www.space.com/19878-halleys-comet.html

 

More humbling still is that our lives are not even a blink on the cosmic screen. Of the billions who saw this same eclipse in 1910, possibly 250 thousand are still alive.

Halley's Comet passed by in 1986, with  75 yrs between each pass, it will be 2061 when next seen. I would be 110 years young at that point (not good odds).

Some of you reading this WILL here to see it. Am I jealous, not really. Do I envy you, yes. So, barring a Big Super Volcano (extinction), a Bloody big Asteriod (more extinction) or some damn idiot with an itchy trigger finger on some blasted Great Big Red Button (damned followed shortly by extinction). Please think back to this time, this day, this minute and my wishing well to you.

 

 

Locheim

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OK, this is quite amazing. It's just gone 12.30am and the Moon is so bright that you can see objects, grass, clothes etc in full colour and - get this - I can read normal print in the Daily Telegraph newspaper. Not just the headlines, the actual news items :)

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Sounds amazing.

 

All I can see is a hazy pink sliver of the moon due to cloud cover. Ah well, there's still time, maybe they will move away...

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It's getting more cloudy by the hour here (Los Angeles area).  I'm hoping for a gap in the clouds.  

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Sounds amazing.

 

All I can see is a hazy pink sliver of the moon due to cloud cover. Ah well, there's still time, maybe they will move away...

 

 

 

It's getting more cloudy by the hour here (Los Angeles area).  I'm hoping for a gap in the clouds.  

 

 

Reader1810 and jfalkon, sorry that Mother Nature is not cooperating for you.

 

To  you two and any others out there, the best site I have found so far seems to be the following one:

 

 

http://heavy.com/news/2015/09/supermoon-super-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-live-stream-video-online-nasa-free-youtube-ustream/

 

From my location (Montreal), the moon is almost half eclipsed, still some time till full eclipse. Once the bright white is covered, the dark shadow will start to progressively turn (appear) reddish, devilishly so, I hope.

 

Strange, I seem to have an urge to howl, go figure.

 

Sandrewn

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Reader1810 and jfalkon, sorry that Mother Nature is not cooperating for you.

 

To  you two and any others out there, the best site I have found so far seems to be the following one:

 

 

http://heavy.com/news/2015/09/supermoon-super-blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-live-stream-video-online-nasa-free-youtube-ustream/

 

From my location (Montreal), the moon is almost half eclipsed, still some time till full eclipse. Once the bright white is covered, the dark shadow will start to progressively turn (appear) reddish, devilishly so, I hope.

 

Strange, I seem to have an urge to howl, go figure.

 

Sandrewn

 

Thanks for the link 

:)

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Wow it's spectacular - alarm clock went off and I've just seen it. Sky's now very dark, stars are very bright and the Moon is almost gone - dark dirty orange. never seen an eclipse like it.

So sorry if you're clouded in :(

 

Just looked at it through binoculars. It looks like Mars seen through the Hubble Telescope! If you were standing on the Moon right now, looking around everything would be a weird dark orangey glow. Looking at Earth all you'd see is a bright fiery ring as the Sun's light is bent through the atmosphere. Maybe one day some of us will be able to see that :)

 

Now I'm off back to bed :yawn:

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Reminds me of 2004, when we made history here in my hometown and beat a certain curse :D

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Reminds me of 2004, when we made history here in my hometown and beat a certain curse :D

 

Oh, you can't just leave our members hanging like that, take pity.

 

http://www.baberuthcentral.com/babesimpact/legends/the-curse-of-the-bambino/

 

 

 

A personal anecdote from tonight. Everyone else thought I was on my computer. I was in fact on the roof getting shots of the last minutes of the eclipse (0015 hrs). My camera battery died, so no last shots.. When I got down, I found the back door locked. I had locked the front door earlier. To make a long story short. Got into the garage (keypad), got the twelve foot ladder. Climbed up onto the front balcony, T.G. the patio doors weren't locked. Put everything away and now I am in front of the computer clicked away to you.

 

Good night

 

Sandrewn

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Oh, you can't just leave our members hanging like that, take pity.

 

http://www.baberuthcentral.com/babesimpact/legends/the-curse-of-the-bambino/

 

 

 

A personal anecdote from tonight. Everyone else thought I was on my computer. I was in fact on the roof getting shots of the last minutes of the eclipse (0015 hrs). My camera battery died, so no last shots.. When I got down, I found the back door locked. I had locked the front door earlier. To make a long story short. Got into the garage (keypad), got the twelve foot ladder. Climbed up onto the front balcony, T.G. the patio doors weren't locked. Put everything away and now I am in front of the computer clicked away to you.

 

Good night

 

Sandrewn

 

 

Same Red Moon, we're just missing a bloody red sock to recapture the moment :P

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I saw these pictures a few months ago. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I especially liked the last one, its' creator is truly an  artisan extraordinaire in working with glass.

 

http://www.viralnova.com/unseen-pictures/?np=10

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I saw these pictures a few months ago. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I especially liked the last one, its' creator is truly an  artisan extraordinaire in working with glass.

 

http://www.viralnova.com/unseen-pictures/?np=10

Thanks Sabdrewn :)

 

Personally, I like 8, 9, 16, 24, and 28 :thumbup:

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I think the Big moon or Blood moon, whatever you call, is not going be seen from the place where I live. So sad I wanted to watch it but its limited to some continents themselves... :(

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Cute and pretty.

Cute and Pretty!!! yeah, though its 'Alien' most...

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This morning I awoke  with Geckos (?????) stuck in  my mind. A quick search and I found two items, one of interest, the other fascinating yet scary.

 

 

If a Gecko can do this, why not peo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXbV3x4PgXc

 

If Gulliver had been captured by (very, very small) cannibals...

 

 

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