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JRouche
04-15-2014, 03:14 AM
So Im watching it now. Its pretty fast how much of the full moon is getting covered. Kinda cool. And Ill be honest. I dont get the whole thing?

I always thought when we saw a slice of the moon it was because the earth was in the way. This looks much diff.

It looks like an eclipse of the moon. Just like an eclipse of the sun. Its an obvious blanking of the suns light caused by the earth.

I thought about taking some pics but would need to pull out the tripod and do some work. Not happening.

The moon is getting shadowed fast. Just in this post its at almost a 3rd. JR

aostling
04-15-2014, 03:28 AM
I always thought when we saw a slice of the moon it was because the earth was in the way.

So you thought there was a total lunar eclipse every month?

JRouche
04-15-2014, 03:30 AM
Its fully eaten into just about to the center of the moon's center now. 11:26 my time on the Pac zone. I think it will be a three hour process. I wont stay up for it all.

There will be some others this year. JR

JRouche
04-15-2014, 03:33 AM
So you thought there was a total lunar eclipse every month?

LOL.. NO. I just am not up on the way the earth, sun and moon work. Im a simpleton :( JR

JRouche
04-15-2014, 04:54 AM
full on orange right now. really cool. JR

Old Hat
04-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Pardon my enthusiasm, I came inside so Geiked I didn't see you allready made a thread.:o

A.K. Boomer
04-15-2014, 10:03 AM
LOL.. NO. I just am not up on the way the earth, sun and moon work. Im a simpleton :( JR


Don't feel bad so am I when it comes to stuff like that, most of it's intentional because I like to keep certain things a mystery.

I think it's the sun hitting the moon from the side though - so it lights up a sliver instead of the entire thing...

I did see the moon last night and it did look different - and it's color was a little reddish for sure...

sch
04-15-2014, 10:13 AM
We missed it completely, total cloud cover for the past 24 hours and likely for the rest of today. Still raining now, as it has been for the past 13 hours. Maybe next eclipse....

macona
04-15-2014, 12:45 PM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/13873209615_850d25a3a4_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n8VPTe)IMG_8403 (https://flic.kr/p/n8VPTe) by macona (https://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/13873252463_f7a4d71d6a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n8W3BZ)IMG_8405 (https://flic.kr/p/n8W3BZ) by macona (https://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/13873249793_7034f4b764_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n8W2PX)IMG_8412 (https://flic.kr/p/n8W2PX) by macona (https://www.flickr.com/people/67292116@N00/), on Flickr

JRouche
04-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Wow Macona. You have one hellava reach with them optics. Very nice. JR

macona
04-15-2014, 01:58 PM
That was just using a little old astroscan with my slr body near the eyepiece exit. I had to use my hand to couple it to the scope. It was a bit hazy last night which softened up the pics too.

http://www.scientificsonline.com/astroscan-plus-telescope.html

Alistair Hosie
04-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Isn't this a sign that werewolves are roaming America? LOL Alistair