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Total Lunar Eclipse Wed Evening 8th Oct 2014

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ssar, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    "A blood red moon will emblazon Australian skies on Wednesday night, during a rare total lunar eclipse.

    Those on the east coast (of Australia) will have the best views, being able to watch the Moon's entire transformation throughout the eclipse.

    The event will begin at 8:15pm AEDT, with the visible effects lasting for three hours and 20 minutes.
    The Moon will appear completely red during the phase of the total eclipse between 9:25pm and 10.25pm AEDT."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-06/lunar-eclipse-to-turn-skies-red-with-a-blood-moon/5794092

    http://earthsky.org/tonight/total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-hunters-moon-october-7-8-2014

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_2014_lunar_eclipse

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    Unfortunately, the weather forecast (for the NSW Hunter coastal region anyway) isn't good:

    "Wednesday 8 October - Newcastle area
    Summary Min 16 Max 20 Shower or two.
    Cloudy. Scattered showers, easing to isolated showers during the afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening."

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    This blood moon (or Hunter's moon) is the second in a series of four, the first taking place in April of this year (of this "Lunar Tetrad").

    Hopefully the eastern skies clear and give us a good view!
     
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  2. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I didn't see it.



    lol - see what I did there?????


    Love a good astronomical phenomenon.
     
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-12/first-hurdle-cleared-in-checks-for-comet-landing/5884804



    Final preparations for tonight's historic landing on a comet are on track after clearing a crucial systems check, the European Space Agency (ESA) has said.

    Philae is a 100-kilogram science lab that has been piggybacking on its mothership Rosetta since the pair were launched more than a decade ago.




    awesome stuff!
     
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The landing was successful! Brilliant!

    (unlike this thread...luddites! :p )
     
  5. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    New Horizons has finally made and photographed Pluto and Charon.

    The genius that went into this mission was extraordinary!

    Here's the nasa link with pics. :)

    https://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons/lorri-gallery

    Also...there's a blood moon approaching!
     
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    Melancholia is a haunting movie.
    That's about it for me and astronomy...
     
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