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Skywatchers await lunar eclipse

Details are included from the linked BBC News item... Skywatchers in Australia, Asia and North America are gearing up for a total lunar eclipse on Saturday

Should be interesting to see who posts what???
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Re: Skywatchers await lunar eclipse

A pretty good set of shots on the BBC so no pressure guys
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Re: Skywatchers await lunar eclipse

It's a shame we can't see it for the cloud. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/satellite/index.shtml
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Re: Skywatchers await lunar eclipse

Continuous cloud with snow flurries for the next day or so. It's snowing now and we had a couple of inches of snow overnight.
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It's a shame we can't see it for the cloud. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/satellite/index.shtml
I didn't know you also had the Moon on your side of the planet!

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I didn't know you also had the Moon on your side of the planet!

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I was surprised at that as well.. Makes sense though. If there was only one moon, everything would wobble.

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I was surprised at that as well.. Makes sense though. If there was only one moon, everything would wobble.

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Jim & Pete, I think you're both a little moon struck.

I had to get up early this morning to taxi my daughter somewhere, so didn't feel inclined to set up my camera at 1:00 am for any photographs, but I did get up to have a peak at the moon a couple of times during the night & the sky had cleared enough to see it quite well, so maybe another Aussie might have been crazy enough to have got some nice shots. At least it wasn't something that was over in a few seconds with plenty of time to try for the ideal photo.

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Re: Skywatchers await lunar eclipse

For years I've been blaming my staggering around on the premise of there only being one moon = equates to wobbling. Now, I've just been informed, there are in fact two moons (must be true/gospel) as it came to light on this forum which has a reputation for accuracy to uphold - means everything stays steady... Then I have a serious problem... On my way to the pub the staggering isn't there - under the influence of two moons, obviously. On my way home, however, I can hardly walk in a straight line. Here's the problem. Not only is there two moons, but everything else seems to be showing up in two's? Can someone please explain this anomaly? Some people say I have a drink problem, not true. I can get a drink anywhere and at any time without any problems. ;-)
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It's a well known fact that when the antipodean Moon was installed it was done in a hurry, and was put in upside down!

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For years I've been blaming my staggering around on the premise of there only being one moon = equates to wobbling. Now, I've just been informed, there are in fact two moons (must be true/gospel) as it came to light on this forum which has a reputation for accuracy to uphold - means everything stays steady... Then I have a serious problem... On my way to the pub the staggering isn't there - under the influence of two moons, obviously. On my way home, however, I can hardly walk in a straight line. Here's the problem. Not only is there two moons, but everything else seems to be showing up in two's? Can someone please explain this anomaly? Some people say I have a drink problem, not true. I can get a drink anywhere and at any time without any problems. ;-)
Hmm. This is a difficult one. I suspect you are under the influence of the planet Urinal. This planet is mostly white, very similar to the planet Uranus but far more convenient.
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Re: Skywatchers await lunar eclipse

This probably shouldn't be here as the images were taken with a Canon or Nikon but it's still a great image. These were taken by a friend of my daughters in Tokyo - I don't know how he processed them but the time lapse shows the stages of the eclipse.
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