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TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON

 
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JohnD



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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Location: Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON Reply with quote

Absolutely brilliant experience
Total eclipse of the moon clearly visible in a cloudless sky When I woke up at 6.50 it was about a third gone, and I watched until totality, about 7.40, coincident with moon set so as the last sliver of the illuminated surface went so the orange disc was disappearing behind the evergreen tree behind the house opposite.At the same time the sky was lightening as dawn approached...it is the Solstice today so the best possible conditions for viewing a lunar eclipse...but sadly I shall not see the reappearance of the moon as it comes out of eclipse.
I remember as a child watching from the kitchen window and the excitement and sense of wonder that my mother managed to communicate to me then. This morning I wondered how many of those starting the day were aware of the spectacle above their heads.
The only downer was my picture attempts.I shall have to get a tripod....my hand held shots were all useless
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Kit



Joined: 25 Sep 2005
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Location: Nottingham

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, well done it was too cloudy here to see it! Sad

I remember the first time I saw one as a child, it was a wondrous experience.

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p200hal



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Location: North East Highlands

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was watching it all unfold Very Happy , freezing it was, albeit amazing show from the natural world. Applause
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