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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-07-2003, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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We'll only get a partial, but based on our current weather we should be able to see something instead of being clouded out.

http://skyandtelescope.com/observing...cle_1072_1.asp

And the local link http://www.hrmacmillanspacecentre.co...t/curr-mth.htm

Also - November 19 is the best viewing for the Leonid Meteor Shower.

http://www.fi.edu/tfi/info/current/leonid.html
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Thanks for the tip Nancy. Looks like I'll have to get up early (or stay up real late [}] to see it from here. Who knows, maybe I will have a shot of it for you.
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I was just about to post this as well...hopefully the weather will co-operate!

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Here's the forcast for tonight
Tripod (check) , 400mm lens (check), film (check),Bailys (ooops)[)]

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Foggy/smoggy here this morning so now moon view. Looked promising last night at moon rise:



Yes that is a KFC outlet and yes that white stuff is snow. We had a major snow storm on Friday and although the snow has been cleaned up or evaporated, it has been below freezing every since.
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From http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclips...l#LE2003Nov09T

Total Lunar Eclipse of November 09

Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 22:15:00 UT 2:15pm PST
..Partial Eclipse Begins: 23:32:21 UT 3:32pm
....Total Eclipse Begins: 01:06:07 UT 5:06pm
........Greatest Eclipse: 01:18:23 UT 5:18pm
......Total Eclipse Ends: 01:30:38 UT 5:30pm
....Partial Eclipse Ends: 03:04:24 UT 7:04pm
..Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 04:21:48 UT 8:21pm

Looks like we will only catch the tail end!
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Sounds cool! Thanks for letting us know.

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Had to take a picture of it!



It looked cooler about 45 mins ago when just a small sliver of the bottom was visible, but you could still see the whole moon surface lit up by the refracted light from the earth! Very cool!
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Nice shot Martin... I was watching it for a while, periodically checking on it. Pretty cool. Thought about taking photos, but didn't this round. It really was cool when only a sliver was lit and the rest of the moon was somewhat visible. I'm glad I saw this thread. If I had been out seeing it tonight, I would have wondered what the heck was going on. LOL



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We got a great view of it from here too. My wife, kids, and I stood out on the deck, admiring it for a couple of minutes. Thankfully it's warmer today than it has been lately!

Although these lunar eclipses happen twice a year on average, it seems pretty seldom that the weather cooperates enough to let us see it.

I'd rather be hiking!
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Yes, it was great. Sadly I realized that 3MP camera isn't exactly what you want for taking picture of it... [V]
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I watched it for a while while I was on the bus on my way to Surrey earlier; pretty cool. I've actually never seen one from the beginning, I've always just heard about it or seen it at the end or through clouds! It was great too, but I wish I would've been at home from the beginning.

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http://www.cybersalt.org/cleanlaugh/eclipseseat.htm

Go to this link to see better ways to view the Eclipse

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hahaha!! I probably wouldn't either!

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I'd rather be hiking!
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