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Old 28-08-2007, 08:57 PM
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Can anyone please answer my question a few posts down?
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Old 28-08-2007, 08:58 PM
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Spectacular in Kariong!
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:06 PM
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no luck in the hills here cloudy fom the meridian to the east . Next time maybee
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:20 PM
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Managed a brief visual for a few minutes, so we at least saw something.
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:22 PM
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It has been pretty clear in Wagga and we've had a mostly unobstructed view of the eclipse which was handy!
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:22 PM
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All clearing up here and an awesome view, getting some good shots too... well i think so, until i process them anyway.
Got to get back out there!!
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:25 PM
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Awesom now and very clear whoohoo!!
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:34 PM
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Did anyone else see the shooting star

Nice views now in Skye vic. At about 21:15 we saw a shooting star just below the moon, had a tail and everything, awesome. I hope someone got a shot of that. Coool.
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:35 PM
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Really great viewing here. The moon is just coming out now a sliver of silver some blue some still red. Was amozing to see the milky way and dark sky and full moon. Through the scopes many stars could be seen right next to tle moon. Had a friend visit who isn't into astronomy he was really into it, looking through the scopes etc. A top night couldn't have been better here. Got a small white crescent now.
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:35 PM
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Awsome views here

Nice an dark eclipse, the kids thought it was cool
My phone would not stop buzzing with txt's, Main ? whats up with the Moon being so red

I'm just happy to share the eclipse with my family.

Hope you all got share it with someone special in your lives.
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:43 PM
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My boy is a bit too young to appreciate it yet. (only 16mths old)
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Old 28-08-2007, 09:47 PM
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A great evening in suburban Sydney. People all over the street were out to observe the eclipse. It was a party atmosphere.

Already looking ahead to the next one in a few years time.

If you've taken some superb images, please send them in to me at Australian Sky & Telescope magazine (contributions@austskyandtel.com.au ). We'll be selecting a few to appear in the next issue (Nov/Dec).

Details for image submitting can be found here:
http://www.astmag.com.au/image_submit.htm
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wasn't looking too good for the Northern Rivers at first .. but we were very lucky that the skies cleared for most of totality ... it was absolutely beautiful :-)

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Old 28-08-2007, 10:07 PM
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We ended up eyeballing through the Vixen 30x125 giant binos and it was an awesome sight. Using both eyes enhanced an already 3-D looking Moon deep in totality whilst we watched stars suddenly appear at the limb, before they slowly drifted away - just fantastic!

No photos, but a lot of deep, memorable and lasting impressions of a spectacular event. My wife stayed outdoors for the entire session and we had a ball. I got the murmured seal of approval for all my previous astronomy purchases – “well worth the expense and effort dear, just to see the eclipse tonight”

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Old 28-08-2007, 10:08 PM
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ended up with a great view in geelong! the beggining was cloudy and we only saw through the gaps in the clouds, but it cleared just before totality. a friend came over to watch the eclipse. he described it as "what mars would look like close up" or even better "an orange getting peeled". after the height of the eclipse i moved the 'scope around to jupiter, then alpha centauri (but all he could see was a smudge). then we went back to the moon to watch the sunlight spread back across the surface.
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Old 28-08-2007, 10:11 PM
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i ended up getting a fair view. It was very nice when the white reemerged as the slightest of crescents from the copper moon
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Old 28-08-2007, 10:24 PM
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Awesome view here, clouded for partial, then the total hit and the clouds ran away, perfect!
Saw the shooting star as well, made the night!
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Old 28-08-2007, 10:32 PM
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Jarrod,
thats exactly what I thought. This is what it would be like if Mars were closer.
That white polar cap, and dark shadows on a ruddy landscape.
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Old 28-08-2007, 10:36 PM
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Tragedies,
The latest issue of Sky and Telescope has an article that can answer your question.
The moon only "looks" large. Its an optical illusion.
You'll notice that it only happens when the moon is close to the horizon.
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Old 28-08-2007, 10:46 PM
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what a night! Really thought all day we'd miss out. But thankfully it was clear enough to see it from start to finish and really clear from mid eclipse. The camera's still downloading but I can't wait to see what we've got. I took some film shots and hopefully I'll get a couple of nice ones too.

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