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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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I understand that tomorrow 14/6, there is to be a Total Lunar Eclipse, any chance you could bring us up to speed on this Snowcrash?.
Posted June 13, 2011, 21:16:44 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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It's about shadows and stuff.

And the moon goes dark orange.
Posted June 13, 2011, 21:40:35 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Right, so is this a Total Eclipse or some other anomaly?. What's the best time to observe this and where should we look?.
Posted June 13, 2011, 21:45:05 PM Logged
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It's about shadows and stuff.

And the moon goes dark orange.

It shouldn’t,,, but for some reason that answer seems very funny rofl
Posted June 13, 2011, 21:48:01 PM Logged

Offline Snowcrash
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This is the first I've heard of it.

My moon app says it a full Moon on the 15th called 'The Strawberry Moon' but it says nothing of an eclipse. Bl**d! useless app.

There are 3-4 a year (partial) eclipses a year.

I'm not going to google it 'cos you didn't answer your post 'Oh Wise One' or some such.
Posted June 13, 2011, 21:52:23 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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OK, I googled it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2011_lunar_eclipse

The best place to view it is East Africa, Middle East and India.

It will be at it's greatest at 21:12:37 BST. So look east at Moon rise.
It starts 20:22:11 to 22:03:22 BST for totality, approx 1 hr 40 mins. 
Posted June 13, 2011, 22:06:24 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Splendid, thank-you.
Posted June 13, 2011, 22:16:58 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Oh and it's June 15th or Wednesday.
Posted June 14, 2011, 16:33:11 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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As usual, the British weather left me underwhelmed.

I didn't even bother to go out as it was totally overcast.  Sad
Posted June 16, 2011, 21:22:44 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Yeah, I tried but it was all clouds, couldn't see a thing  Sad
Posted June 17, 2011, 08:26:17 AM Logged

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Only saw some of it on the TV, which isn’t the same, yeah the British weather Sad
Posted June 17, 2011, 10:22:31 AM Logged
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