Did any one else watch the lunar eclipse?

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    Feb 21, 2008 6:07 AM GMT
    It was BEAUTIFUL! The weather was very clear, calm and COLD....but it was perfect to watch in.
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 21, 2008 6:11 AM GMT
    Yep, a slightly chilly -20C, but worth the cold. It was a beautiful sight, especially with Saturn and Regulus flanking it on either side. I wish I had my telescope here, it would have been a perfect oppourtunity to see the planets rings.

    There will be a total solar eclipse in August. Will be looking forward to that.
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    Feb 21, 2008 10:30 AM GMT
    icon_sad.gif The last time there was a lunar eclipse here, the sky decided to censor it.

    I did wake up to pee two nights ago, but just stopped in front of the toilet for a full minute coz the full moon outside the window was just so beautiful. LOL
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    Feb 21, 2008 12:31 PM GMT
    My friend text me around 10:130 to tell me it was happening. I looked out the window, wasn't impressed, then went to bed! sorry icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 21, 2008 1:21 PM GMT
    Being very interested in Astronomy, I hate to miss anything like this....and it was a great day here in Kansas yesterday (just cold)...until late in the day when the clouds moved in. That was it unfortunately.
    I think the next one will be in two years.
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 21, 2008 1:27 PM GMT
    The next lunar eclipse will occur on the Winter Solstice, 21 December 2010.
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    Feb 21, 2008 1:47 PM GMT
    Yea, I watched it... it was beautiful... just freakin awesome!
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    Feb 21, 2008 1:51 PM GMT
    I did... it was pretty freaking cool! I tried to take pics, but i dont have a camera designed to take photographs of astronomical events icon_cry.gif
  • DiverScience

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    Feb 21, 2008 2:06 PM GMT
    Saw the start at 8:30 as I was going back to work after dinner. Saw the end of the complete eclipse as I was getting home from work at 11:00

    It was pretty cool. Reminded me of being a little kid. Too bad we haven't had any volcanic eruptions though, to make the eclipse darker.
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    Feb 21, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    Yes; I had the scope out too. The sky was perfect. Saturn looked like a little jewel. I couldn't see much color on the moon, though. It looked red during the October 2004 eclipse.
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    Feb 21, 2008 2:38 PM GMT
    no, like Hndsm said, it was cloudy, a friend in Iowa texted me about it though.
  • art_smass

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    Feb 21, 2008 2:38 PM GMT
    It was quite red here, but I believe I'm further northwest than most of you. It was quite low in the sky when it started to happen here. You get more color when it's closer to the horizon.
  • BlackJock79

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    Feb 21, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    I peeked mu head outside a couple of times. It was pretty cool.
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    Feb 21, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    Yes, it was magnificent.
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    Feb 21, 2008 3:29 PM GMT
    Yeah, saw it at full swing. Kind of cool knowing that as I was looking down here in NM the rest of you were standing in your respective locales looking up at the same thing.....a line of connection. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 21, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    It was partially overcast in SE Iowa, but I was able to get a couple shots.

    Just beginning

    Near totality

    I was able to see totality through patches of thinner cloud cover as they passed by, but I was not able to get a pic.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Feb 21, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    I didn't stand outside to watch the whole thing like I did with the previous one, but I did head out 4 or 5 times over the course of the eclipse to take a look. It was cloudy early on, but the clouds cleared as we were just leaving totality, giving the dark moon a nice red glow.
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    Feb 21, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    I watched it um... twice! It turns out the cat gave my binoculars double vision when he knocked them down the stairs last week. Didn't stay outside for the whole thing though. It's more convenient when they schedule them in the summer.
  • klinci3

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    Feb 21, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    I watched for a little bit at the beginning and went back out for the peak it was quite beautiful
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    Feb 21, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    I watched it...it was cool, and it was about 58 degrees here so not too cold either. That's the only advantage being in so. AZ...except that I'm close to socal.
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    Feb 21, 2008 5:51 PM GMT
    Yeah, I watched it. It was spectacular...for the first ten seconds. Yawn.
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    Feb 21, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    I watched it for about 30 seconds
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    Feb 21, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    Yeah I watched here in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, I like the themes about Astronomy. There were some clouds, but a 11pm the eclipse was full and was an spectacular event.icon_surprised.gif
  • jarhead5536

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    Feb 21, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    Yup, we went outside and stood in the snow to watch it for about half an hour. Spectacular...
  • swlaman82

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    Feb 21, 2008 6:04 PM GMT
    I tried to but is was very cloudy here