Total Lunar Eclipse

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    Jun 15, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    The moon is still mostly pale amber, like a smoldering ember, but starting to crescent white.
    (OK, word jocks, amber/ember?!)

    More light pollution than I'd have liked, but at least I got to see it.
    Sorry, it wasn't visible to folks back in North America.

    (Since I'm gay, watching the eclipse is gay and this is the right RJ category.)
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    Jun 16, 2011 12:57 AM GMT
    Glad you got to see it! Amber would be the color; ember is the remain of a fire that's barely burning. The moon doesn't go completely black because of light refracted through Earth's atmosphere -- reddish orangey light still makes it there, hence the amber depending on what part of Earth's shadow you're in. Did you see Google's doodle?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 16, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    I don't know why, but I can't look at pictures of the solar system without falling asleep. It's a part of the universe and the scientific immensity is too much for my brain to comprehend, so it shuts down I guess.
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    Jun 16, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    Does this mean the sky is falling...again?
  • rafiki87

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    Jun 16, 2011 1:54 AM GMT
    Nah, it just means that some dragon is having the moon as a snack and you need to scare it off by making tons of noise... otherwise it would eat the moon
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    Jun 16, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    That explains it! When I went to sleep half the moon was still missing, but by morning the kids at the pool were makig an incredible racquet and I'm sure that dragon will stay away for a few months if not years.


    And yes, Paul, I guess the sky did fall. Next time you're up there, I suggest you use genuine Scotch tape to put it back in place, not some cheap knock-off.


    We were driving through the desert trying to reach our destination before sunset. Just as we were getting there, I noticed a beautiful moonrise over the mountains of Edom. When I saw the Google doodle, I knew to look for it.


    What a fortunate trip. Getting to Israel just in time for Tel Aviv pride, now catchig the eclipse a week later.