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Lunar Eclipse 2/20/08
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Next week, there's a total Lunar eclipse starting at 8:23 EST, a bit after the moon rises in most locales.

A lunar eclipse is when the Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, and blocks the light to the latter. Obviously, this doesn't require any special filters as does a Solar eclipse (where the Moon blocks the sun).

The whole evolution takes several hours from first contact to last contact.


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Hey Rusty, did you get a good view? We had intermittent cloud cover and just about the time it started, it was gone, clouds the entire time. Oh Well, 2010?


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Clouds rolled away at the last minute; I got about 50 shots, but due to a brain pfart, took a scope that barely allowed the moon to fit into the camera's frame. Some of the shots are decent, and I'll post here after I've processed a few.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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We had somewhat clear skys after about 10:10, so we got to see a good view of the "Ring". Not the best ever but pretty cool just the same.


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In the Pittsburgh area it was clear. I went out about 9:30 and it was just starting. Beautiful! You could see the orange glow then watch the moon come out again about 10.30.God can sure put an some shows!
 
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