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Old 12-21-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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I went outside to the back yard about midnight. The moon wa full and very bright. I decided to sit and wait to see the eclipse. It started about an hour later and then at about 1:45 it got totaly dark and I couldn't see the moon any more. I didn't stay out untill the eclipse ended. I had to get my beauty sleep. I hope all of you that watched the show enjoyed it. We can now say we witnessed a historic event. That being the total eclipse of the moon on the same day as the winter soltice.
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Very cool...I forgot...Live in Charlotte NC, wonder if you could see it everywhere...Did you take any pics.
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Didn't take pics , sorry, my camera is on the blink. Maybe some others did and can share
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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I missed it, so I will wait for the next one to come around in 400 years!!!
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I went outside to the back yard about midnight. The moon wa full and very bright. I decided to sit and wait to see the eclipse. It started about an hour later and then at about 1:45 it got totaly dark and I couldn't see the moon any more.
In a total lunar eclipse the moon doesn't disappear in darkness - it turns from it's normal white color to a ruddy red, but it is still visible.
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Too cloudy to see in Quartzsite... shame, really wanted to see it happen.....
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:44 PM   #7
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Here's a time lapse video - Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice - The Good Stuff in the Seller
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:03 PM   #8
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I missed it, so I will wait for the next one to come around in 400 years!!!
Lunar eclipses occur fairly frequently. The "rare" thing about this total eclipse is that it occurred on the Winter Solstice. I think December 2011 will be the next total lunar eclipse we can see.

2011 Lunar Eclipses http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html
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http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/JLEX/JLEX-NA.html
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Me and Willa set the alarm for two oclock. Went outside and watched. really something to see. We are in Florida and the sky was absolutely clear. A jillion stars. I lasted about fourty minutes and Willa toughed it out off and on till four am. ... be safe guys over the holidays ..... NO DRINKIN AND DRIVIN..... NONE BY NO ONE. IF YOU GET YOURSELF KILLED I WILL BE VERY MAD AT YOU. I will call you a ''square head'' and not like you no more if you Drink and Drive....

Lets all say a prayer for our troops over Christmas .......
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I saw part of it and what I did see was much better than what I was able to get on camera.

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Freakin Cool Video....Thanx...
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In a total lunar eclipse the moon doesn't disappear in darkness - it turns from it's normal white color to a ruddy red, but it is still visible.
Yes, I knew that. What I meant and probably should have sad was, " I couldn't see the normal light comming from the Moon" It was still visible. I was trying to point out the exagerated difference between the bright reflected light from full Moon and the decreased amout of reflected light from the Moon in total eclipse.
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