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Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby oneh2obabe » Sep 22nd, 2015, 1:29 am

With the huge supermoon lunar eclipse just one week away, it's time to dust off your small telescopes and binoculars, track down an observatory event or webcast, or draft your invitations for a moon-cake party. Don't wait too long — if you miss it, the next one isn't until 2033.

The supermoon lunar eclipse of 2015 will occur Sunday, Sept. 27, and is a confluence of three events: a full moon; a lunar eclipse, in which the Earth blocks the sun's light from hitting the moon; and lunar perigee, when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth. The last time such a confluence happened was in 1982; there were just five instances of it in the 20th century. This time around, viewers looking from the Americas, Europe, Africa, western Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean will have a chance to see the show.

Video: Rare Super 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Coming, Last Until 2033
http://www.space.com/30420-rare-super-b ... video.html

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http://www.space.com/30592-supermoon-lu ... 7610706465
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby gman313 » Sep 22nd, 2015, 2:25 pm

Super cool!

So it's supposed to start at 9:07 Eastern I hope its not too light in the Okanagan.
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby JagXKR » Sep 24th, 2015, 12:14 pm

http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/canada/penticton

You can input your city instead of Penticton and see the animated video of what you will see and when. Basically the same for most of the Okanagan.
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby NotNorthAnymore » Sep 27th, 2015, 4:14 pm

About 2 hours away - Have my lens's cleaned and batteries charged and all set to head up to the golf course in Lumby.
Nice and high - minimal light pollution - and even benches to sit on...

Going to be a bit chilly - but doubt I will be alive for the next one....
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby Poindexter » Sep 28th, 2015, 10:45 am

NotNorthAnymore wrote:About 2 hours away - Have my lens's cleaned and batteries charged and all set to head up to the golf course in Lumby.
Nice and high - minimal light pollution - and even benches to sit on...

Going to be a bit chilly - but doubt I will be alive for the next one....


It was a chilly one, worth it though. We've had a reddish moon for much of the summer with all the fires but this was much clearer, could still make out the details of the moon.

Favorite part was when the sun started to light up the bottom left again, could see the shadows from features on the moon, really gave it a 3D effect through binoculars.
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby sobrohusfat » Jan 26th, 2018, 8:42 am

Super Blue Blood Moon

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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby Jlabute » Jan 26th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Hope for clear skies
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby gman313 » Jan 30th, 2018, 4:25 pm

camera is charged, on the tripod and ready, hope its clear tomorrow!

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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby Queen K » Jan 30th, 2018, 5:13 pm

What foreground do you plan to use? :D
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 31st, 2018, 5:08 am

Best I could do with my phone ...

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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby gman313 » Jan 31st, 2018, 10:20 am

Queen K wrote:What foreground do you plan to use? :D


my wife is the editor. We have a creepy looking tree that we can line up with our roof so essentially bottom 3rd is a v shaped roof with this creepy tree up the middle and the moon behind it.

pretty cool this morning it was clear about 5:10

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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby sobrohusfat » Jan 31st, 2018, 9:58 pm

Blue Blood Moon.jpg

Blue Blood Moon 2018 - Jerusalem
photo credit: Jonathan Goff
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby JagXKR » Feb 1st, 2018, 10:39 am

Fake photo! Eclipse was not visible in Jerusalem.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/israel/jerusalem
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby sobrohusfat » Feb 1st, 2018, 1:57 pm

Hey Jag - this is one of those times when you can be right and wrong at the same time

you're right - that's not a picture of the eclipse - only the blue blood part

you're wrong - it's not fake - here's the captions that went with his photos:

Super Blue Blood Moon in Jerusalem tonight...
We went to the top of the Tower of David museum for a spectacular view of the Super Blue Blood Moon in Jerusalem tonight.
...We don't get to see the eclipse from here, but the moon was still amazing!

Jonathan Goff
https://www.facebook.com/jonathangoff?h ... m1IibrtjwE


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always good to be skeptical though
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Re: Rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: One Week Away

Postby JagXKR » Feb 1st, 2018, 6:54 pm

Ok. The moon they saw was the super blue moon. The "blood" part is the eclipse. The orange colour in the pic is either caused by atmospheric particulates such as dust and smoke or it was "played with".

Super - moon at perigee
Blue - 2 full moons in one month
Blood - red colour caused by light refraction in the earth's atmosphere

2 out of 3 aint bad

What I saw at 5:30am. Not clear sky and could not keep camera still enough.
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