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Posted: 10/27/2004 4:25:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:14:37 PM EST by Winston_Wolf]
... go outside and look if it's not cloudy there!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:29:58 PM EST
ooh ohh i have a perfect view of it.. i need to take some pictures


J
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:29:59 PM EST
There's a good view of it here in Georgia.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Scott

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:31:32 PM EST
Stinking rain!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:31:56 PM EST
Complete cloud coverage. =[
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:32:27 PM EST
Its been cloudy/foggy here all week, and not supposed to break until Fri or sat.
Post picts please.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:33:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... go outside and look if it's not cloudy there!



Completely cloudy here in Phoenix near Glendale.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:33:49 PM EST
getting some action here in CO
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:34:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tras:
Complete cloud coverage. =[



Yep.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:35:07 PM EST
Crystal Clear skies here, watching it and the Red Sox at the same time.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:35:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 4:36:35 PM EST by SPECTRE]

Originally Posted By Tras:
Complete cloud coverage. =[



Those aren't clouds, thats the foul stench of socialism shrouding the entire state of Illinois.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:35:22 PM EST
Crappy camera. Anyone have a good setup for taking pictures of the moon. I remember seeing some photos from a member here awhile back of hte moon that were amazing.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:36:43 PM EST
Cloudy in CT, but I'm getting a glimpse here and there. Looks like it's got a bit out of it...


"The Moon"
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:36:48 PM EST
It cleared up here in central Ohio just in time. It looks awesome.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:38:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:39:17 PM EST
I see it here. Clouds are moving in though I may miss the total eclipse of it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:50:59 PM EST
Hey Winston,

Thanks for the heads up. Here in central Orygun it was not quite halfway when I just came in to post. The moon is above the low clouds and we are getting a good show.

NMSight
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:52:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 4:53:59 PM EST by NightWatchman]
OH MY GOD A DRAGON IS EATING THE MOON! (runs outside banging pots and pans)



Originally Posted By Tras:
Complete cloud coverage. =[



Clear in N. Illinois
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:55:11 PM EST
Its looking great in Pittsburgh!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:55:20 PM EST
Complete cloud coverage here too.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 4:58:51 PM EST
I have a nice view of it, right out my bedroom window. About halfway in shadow right now.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:07:48 PM EST
Yup, the big cheese is slowly being consumed. Very pretty.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:07:49 PM EST
Took a couple pics




A longer exposure to show some of the shadow detail:
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:15:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Alien:

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... go outside and look if it's not cloudy there!



Completely cloudy here in Phoenix near Glendale.



Cloudy in Phoenix and clear as a bell in Washington
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:17:08 PM EST
its 10:16 abd almost gone just a sliver left
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:19:34 PM EST
I just looked at it with my binos. I like when things happen in the sky.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:21:42 PM EST
Ok, this is a really stupid question, but how are the phases of the moon different from the eclipse. I understand that the eclipse is due to earth's shadow on the moon, but why wouldn't the earth's shadow fall on the moon once a month?

This gif showing the moon's phase's just confused me even more. It looks like every full moon should be a lunar eclipse and every new moon should be a solar eclipse.
Help! I'm an idiot!
tony
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:22:49 PM EST
ok well those last two make mine look like shit...







J
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:27:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:30:11 PM EST by mjohn3006]
sweet!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:28:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:35:46 PM EST by Greenhorn]

Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Ok, this is a really stupid question, but how are the phases of the moon different from the eclipse. I understand that the eclipse is due to earth's shadow on the moon, but why wouldn't the earth's shadow fall on the moon once a month?
space.com/media/h_in_moon_phase_03b.gif
This gif showing the moon's phase's just confused me even more. It looks like every full moon should be a lunar eclipse and every new moon should be a solar eclipse.
Help! I'm an idiot!
tony



You have to think three-dimensionally. The moon's orbital plane is not identical to the Earth's. Usually the moon comes to the opposite side of the Earth as the sun where the planes to not cross, in which case the shadow will miss the moon. The shadow will only cover the moon when the moon is in the line at which the planes cross, and when that point is perpindicular to the Earth's orbital path around the sun.

The same is true for solar eclipses, except that the moon is much smaller and the darkest part of the shadow is only a few miles wide, so it is much easier for it to miss the Earth. That is why solar eclipses are more rare.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:29:20 PM EST
The moon remained visible (dimly lit) up here but was a rusty red color.
We were scared at first but then we heard GW Bush would make it reapear!
God bless GW! He da man!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:29:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Ok, this is a really stupid question, but how are the phases of the moon different from the eclipse. I understand that the eclipse is due to earth's shadow on the moon, but why wouldn't the earth's shadow fall on the moon once a month?
space.com/media/h_in_moon_phase_03b.gif
This gif showing the moon's phase's just confused me even more. It looks like every full moon should be a lunar eclipse and every new moon should be a solar eclipse.
Help! I'm an idiot!
tony



Because the moon is not traveling in a perfect circle around the equater of the Earth. Its cockeyed.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:33:42 PM EST

"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:33:48 PM EST
You know what's cool about the redness of the moon? The redness comes from the same thing as the redness of a sunset. If you were on the moon, you would see red sunset ring around the Earth. That red light, of course, illuminates the ground, which we see.

So the red color on the moon is coming from low-angle sunlight through our atmosphere.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:36:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:39:43 PM EST by Boom_Stick]

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"




Didn't feel an earthquake. I'll bet that means the WHOLE moon will be red as blood, and I mean dark dark red. Not like tonights sissy red.

Dont worry, it ain't that time just yet!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:37:34 PM EST


This isn't today's, but one from several years ago. I can't watch this one because it's cloudy here.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:39:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
www.users.muohio.edu/cliftojd/pics/lunareclipse.jpg

This isn't today's, but one from several years ago. I can't watch this one because it's cloudy here.



It looks just like that one...hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:41:24 PM EST
Here in Statesboro GA, I can see it great. It looks amazing.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:41:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"




Didn't feel an earthquake. I'll bet that means the WHOLE moon will be red as blood, and I mean dark dark red. Not like tonights sissy red.


Well the next passage reads:

"And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."

And in just the past 10 minutes of casual watching I've seen two falling stars right next to the moon.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:42:07 PM EST
In Illinois it is more red than covered, we must be closer to the edge of the shadow.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:42:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Ok, this is a really stupid question, but how are the phases of the moon different from the eclipse. I understand that the eclipse is due to earth's shadow on the moon, but why wouldn't the earth's shadow fall on the moon once a month?
space.com/media/h_in_moon_phase_03b.gif
This gif showing the moon's phase's just confused me even more. It looks like every full moon should be a lunar eclipse and every new moon should be a solar eclipse.
Help! I'm an idiot!
tony



You have to think three-dimensionally. The moon's orbital plane is not identical to the Earth's. Usually the moon comes to the opposite side of the Earth as the sun where the planes to not cross, in which case the shadow will miss the moon. The shadow will only cover the moon when the moon is in the line at which the planes cross, and when that point is perpindicular to the Earth's orbital path around the sun.

The same is true for solar eclipses, except that the moon is much smaller and the darkest part of the shadow is only a few miles wide, so it is much easier for it to miss the Earth. That is why solar eclipses are more rare.



Duh. Thanks, I needed that.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:44:39 PM EST
My camera is driving me nuts i can't turn off the auto focus and maually focus it .camera is a kodak dx6400 replacement for a fuji
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:45:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:

You have to think three-dimensionally. The moon's orbital plane is not identical to the Earth's.



Correct, it is about 5° off from the Earth's.





Had to crank up the ISO and slow down the shutter for this one, too bad the moon moves across the sky, or it would've been sharper.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:47:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:52:19 PM EST by Boom_Stick]

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"




Didn't feel an earthquake. I'll bet that means the WHOLE moon will be red as blood, and I mean dark dark red. Not like tonights sissy red.


Well the next passage reads:

"And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind."

And in just the past 10 minutes of casual watching I've seen two falling stars right next to the moon.


"Stars" in the Bible mean literal stars or angels (morning stars). "The stars" of heaven I believe are refering to the angels that will acompany Christ at his return.

No doubt a redish moon is a tell tale sign to all of us that believe. A blood red moon would means there'd be a lot of debris in our atmosphere from nukes, volcanoes, etc...
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:48:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;"




Didn't feel an earthquake...



... Wait until the Red Soxwin tonight!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:51:29 PM EST
raining in tulsa
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:53:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:
"Stars" in the Bible usually mean literal stars, or angels (morning stars). "The stars" of heaven I believe are refering to the angels that will acompany Christ at his return.

Well there'll be a lot of singing by angels when AFatRat is cast off the earth and into hell where he belongs - maybe even tonight.


Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:
No doubt a redish moon is a tell tale sign to all of us that believe. A blood red moon would means there'd be a lot of debris in our atmosphere from nukes, volcanoes, etc...


One terrorist strike away from that.


Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:55:22 PM EST
... Stop it now The_Macallan, you're scaring the children!
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:57:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 5:59:38 PM EST by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... Stop it now The_Macallan, you're scaring the children!


It's almost Halloween, and then........ Día de los Muertos.

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:59:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 6:07:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Hexagram13:
Ok, this is a really stupid question, but how are the phases of the moon different from the eclipse. I understand that the eclipse is due to earth's shadow on the moon, but why wouldn't the earth's shadow fall on the moon once a month?
space.com/media/h_in_moon_phase_03b.gif
This gif showing the moon's phase's just confused me even more. It looks like every full moon should be a lunar eclipse and every new moon should be a solar eclipse.
Help! I'm an idiot!
tony





Just kidding man!! I was thinking the same thing but then realized that it has to do with how all three line up and that they're not all in a level plane all the time to allow the eclipse to occur.
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