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Lunar eclipse right now

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that sort of thing freaks me out.

just went outside to look and its all eire. makes me thinking something bad is going to happen or someone was going to jump out on me.

its clear skies here

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that sort of thing freaks me out.

just went outside to look and its all eire. makes me thinking something bad is going to happen or someone was going to jump out on me.

its clear skies here

like a leprechaun perhaps

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It was such an anti-climax.

Yeah I was pretty dissapointed too. Just One light amoungst thousands going out in the City.

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um, not really...the entire moon was engulfed in the earth's shadow. how can you not be even a little impressed by that?

I was a little excited when it started. And by the time it fully engulfed the Moon I was hoping for a lunar ring around the planet that was covering it. but no. Just darkness. I can get the same excitment in a cupboard!

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I was a little excited when it started. And by the time it fully engulfed the Moon I was hoping for a lunar ring around the planet that was covering it. but no. Just darkness. I can get the same excitment in a cupboard!

Err, you are aware of which planet was "covering" it???

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Yes...we watched it for a while, but unfortunately there was a big cloud overhead, so the impact was lessened.

Yup, I'm just along the road from you so I guess I would have been viewing from about the same angle, couldn't see anything so went back inside to watch Match of the Day.

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I was a little excited when it started. And by the time it fully engulfed the Moon I was hoping for a lunar ring around the planet that was covering it. but no. Just darkness. I can get the same excitment in a cupboard!

You thought that another planet had moved between the earth and the moon?! Saturn maybe?

And it wasn't just darkness. it went an eerie Martian red.

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I missed this on the night due to be locked in a room with rowdy teenagers, got a text at 4am but couldn't be fooked getting up.

Didn't it turn red or something aswell?

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Did I read correctly that someone thought another planet was eclipsing the moon? As in a planet being BETWEEN the Earth and the moon? oh dear.....

So for ignorant people: during a total lunar eclispe - the moon's orbit bring it into the Earth's umbral shadow (as in the Earth blocks all direct sunlight from reaching the moon.

I say direct sunlight, because the Earth's atmosphere reFRACTS light from the sun towards the moon, but only light in the orange/red wavelength's is of a long enough wavelength for this refraction to occur (this is the reason the sky is blue, all the shorter wavelenghts are scattered in the atmosphere...).

So during totality the moon appears an orange or blood red colour and is quite spectacular to watch!

Now you know, the next one is 21st February next year i believe...

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