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Old 09-26-2015, 06:04 PM   #21
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And while I am ranting … did anybody see this past summer's conjunction of Venus and Jupiter? Remember, it was in June? It was just 2 dots of light in the sky if you went out and looked. The media did a real disservice to these planets by only making folks look once. The real treat was looking every night and seeing the spacing between Venus and Jupiter change quite a bit and their relationship to nearby stars change, too. No wonder the ancients named them for the Greek for Wanderers.


Indeed! I was traveling through the mountains and the desert at the time and made a point to watch them every night. It was an interesting week in the sky.

Looking forward to tomorrow's eclipse as I always like living through the end of times events.



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Old 09-26-2015, 06:50 PM   #22
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It's probably named "blood moon" because "rusty lunar eclipse" just doesn't have the same zing.

Disappointment, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. As long as there's no cloud cover I'll enjoy it. But then again, I'm easy to please.
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We saw the 3rd one in this series, October 7 last year while we were in Tasmania. Very impressive.
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Blood Moon
Super Moon
Blood Super Moon
No!

Super Blood Moon!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/26/sc...ntil-2033.html

Infectious Super Blood Flesheating Moon! <-- I like that one.
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Nada. 100% overcast, can't see diddly squat.
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Lol sure rare but if you go out and look at this month's super duper full moon and next month's and the following month's poor piddly regular full moons you won't be able to see a difference at all. And lunar eclipses are seen over most of the night side of the earth twice a year with total lunar eclipses about once a year. Astronomically speaking these are a dime a dozen. Even in the context of a human life span not 'rare'.

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Old 09-27-2015, 07:49 AM   #26
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Nada. 100% overcast, can't see diddly squat.
Try again tonight.

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It’s a combination of curiosities that hasn’t happened since 1982, and won’t happen again until 2033. A so-called supermoon, which occurs when the moon is closest to earth in its orbit, will coincide with a lunar eclipse, leaving the moon in Earth’s shadow. Individually, the two phenomena are not uncommon, but they do not align often.
In case I forget, I set my alarm for 9:45 eastern time. DW and I will step outside and hope to see the 14% larger barely noticeable orange tinged rusty colored lunar eclipse.
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Oops! I thought it was last night. I'll try again, but it's pretty overcast again. We'll see.
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Suppose to see on the West coast around 7:10 pm. Hope it is dark by then. Just 30 minutes to go.
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Try again tonight.

From the NYT article linked by LOL

In case I forget, I set my alarm for 9:45 eastern time. DW and I will step outside and hope to see the 14% larger barely noticeable orange tinged rusty colored lunar eclipse.
Here in N IL, we went from patches of clouds, to patches of clear, to pretty much totally obscured. Still about an hour left to the show, there's a chance we will clear up in that time, but I'm not counting on it.

Big clear patch of sky south of us though - maybe someone there can see the show?

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How cool! Thanks for the "heads up". I hope that clouds don't obscure it here. I have never heard of this phenomenon and would love to see it.
Heavy clouds here, tonight. It has been drizzling or raining most of the day.
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Totally cool!
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Blood Moon
Super Moon
Blood Super Moon
No!

Super Blood Moon!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/26/sc...ntil-2033.html

Infectious Super Blood Flesheating Moon! <-- I like that one.
Doo-do-doo-do, doo-do-doo-do, doo-do-doo-do.

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The moon is almost totally dim orange. The stars and the Milky Way are out in force. And listening to the Broncos on the radio. What a perfect night!
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Very eery/beautiful.


Still evening, heavy scent of the canyon brush, full moon at first with a red tinge but then obscured. I can see the distinct outline of what would be a full moon, but dimmened and darkened.
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Clouded out here. Saw a bit of the partial phase about 8:45 ET
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Sadly, it is cloudy tonight, although I have managed to catch a glimpse of the moon in the gaps between the clouds. As always, I am in awe of the cosmos.
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I'm looking at it right now. It has just entered my field of view from my home. The sky is clear. The moon does look large and reddish and is partly in shadow, exactly as advertised. My home faces south east and I expect to be able to follow it over the next several hours. Very cool!
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Here in N IL, we went from patches of clouds, to patches of clear, to pretty much totally obscured. Still about an hour left to the show, there's a chance we will clear up in that time, but I'm not counting on it.

Big clear patch of sky south of us though - maybe someone there can see the show?

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It cleared up ~ 10:10 central time here. Definitely a muddy, reddish-orange, with a little brightness on the lower left. Should be able to see that progress over the next few minutes. Pretty cool!

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Heavy cloud, no rain.


No moon either.
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First there was Blood Money... then Blood Diamonds... and now a Super Blood Moon... I think it's all a Hemorrhaging Nuisance.

Very thin clouds here, that thickened some over time. I've seen better lunar eclipses before.

So when is the next "Super Blood Moon" supposed to be? In 2033? The same year that the shoe box tied with string with the slot cut in the top, labelled ------ -------- Trust Fund and stuffed with IOUs "runs out?" A coincidence? Can we get an internet conspiracy going on that one?
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