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Old 28-08-2007, 04:44 PM
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Cool Good viewing in Hawai`i

We are lucky in Puna on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Madame Pele is kicking up her heels with a fresh lava flow about 15 miles from us but trade winds are blowing the fumes away. Very thin clouds and the moon is bright and visible beyond. Jupiter is near the zenith and extremely bright in an unclouded section of our sky. Looks like a very good eclipse viewing tonight.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:03 PM
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Still pretty cloudy here in Adelaide. Forecast is for clouds to clear during the evening. Latest satellite imagery looks promising
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:07 PM
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set the 'scope up an hour a ago, a few clouds but nothing too bad. went outside 1/2 an hour ago to check on things and looked up: COMPLETLY CLOUDED!!!! not a blue patch of sky visible!

did someone in the geelong/melbourne area just buy a new and VERY expensive telescope?!?!
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:11 PM
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What's with all these clouds?!?!?
I've been looking forward to this for months!
*cries in the corner*
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:11 PM
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cloud loves to ruin every astronomical event for me
Yep you certainly are not alone. Nothing but complete cloud cover up here.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:15 PM
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The sky in Melbourne Eltham looks like the total Solar eclipse of 1976!
I am not even going to set up as there is a chance of rain.

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Old 28-08-2007, 05:16 PM
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17:13 EST, sun setting in west, not a cloud in the sky.
Temp in low-mid 20s C
Just about to light the bbq, beers in the fridge, got a 60mm Newt and 10" dobs set up ready to play!

How good is this? Let the games begin!
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:17 PM
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Looking reasonable here. What cloud there is, is breaking up and we only have about 2kph wind
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:23 PM
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As we are concerned about the weather for 28 August, I looked up Ken Ring's Almanac for 2007 and have attached his forecast for that date - looks good if he is correct.
Kens almanac...Snake oil
Does he use a crystal ball or entrails of chickens?

Ken says, "eclipse visable all along the east coast as no rain for anyone except sydney, which will be overcast, light showers.
"light showers on central tablelands nsW, ..blue mountains NSW"

Sydney the central tablelands and blue mountains are 100% clear today (hasnt rained since friday-ish). The other cities are mostly overcast r rainy.
SO besides being 100% out... he's pretty close.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:23 PM
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Just started to rain here, has been very overcast all day, with very few clear patches.

Going to be a stop start event here in Auckland.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:23 PM
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i am in Clayton.
the sky looks patchy to the east but not completely clouded over.
heading down to Ikea now. hopefully a few people will still be there from the ASV

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Old 28-08-2007, 05:26 PM
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469 people online right now. I reckon we might have a record breaker here tonight.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:28 PM
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494 online now, Record broken.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:29 PM
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few clouds rolling in. but pretty light stuff, sounds like a few clouds might be causing some problems down south. Missed out on Comet NcNaught cos of clouds but think tonight will be Ok. BBQ at Blue Mountains sounds the go.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:32 PM
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wow, 520 online
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:37 PM
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Any recommendations. I am gonna record with my High Definition Video camera and see how it turns out.

Thinking about taking snapshots for 10 sec every 2 minutes,

Cheers and enjoy
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:41 PM
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what was the last astronomical event to draw a record amount of members online?
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:47 PM
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575 Now. Well and truly smashed.
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:49 PM
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comet mcnaught? (i missed that one too lol)
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Old 28-08-2007, 05:52 PM
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Clouds are braking up quick here, breeze has stopped, moon is up now.
And for some unknown reason my scope thinks its the 27th..time to fix it quick and re-align.

654 online now.
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