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Old 21-12-2010, 08:50 PM
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Just a reminder to any West Australians wondering about observing this event - we don't get to see it, especially if you're in Perth. It's all over by the time the moon rises.

But don't despair - we get two full total lunar eclipses next year! Looking forward to that!
I'm thinking I might go to Kings Park for the December lunar eclipse, which has 'totality' at 10:30 pm. The one in July is in the early hours of the morning and with winter weather may be a no-show.
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Old 21-12-2010, 08:53 PM
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Cloud in Melbourne. NOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo
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Old 21-12-2010, 08:55 PM
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I had a beaut time showing local kids Jupiter while waiting for the Moon to clear clouds and trees.
Got some images to share later.
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Old 21-12-2010, 09:03 PM
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Quick image from tonight, showing the moon rising through a cloud deck.
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Old 21-12-2010, 09:14 PM
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Moon just rose here and the Eclipse is practically finished!

Bummer.

Nice looking Moon though. Nice to see a bit of sky for a change!
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Old 21-12-2010, 09:21 PM
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Nice moon here only caught the very edge but its huge anyways.
Sorry for the clouded out peeps who didnt get to witness it.

Cheers Kev.
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Old 21-12-2010, 10:59 PM
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Didn't expect to see anything but in for a bit of surprise. Saw the last bit of partial here right through my front door. Very clear here apart from some clouds near the horizon.
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Old 21-12-2010, 11:24 PM
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managed to get a few bad happy snaps - RB was with me - had a great evening - but bugger the cloud
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Old 22-12-2010, 12:45 AM
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Lunar Eclipse Photos

Just thought i'd share. As viewed from Brisbane.

Cheers!

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Old 22-12-2010, 12:50 AM
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It was nice and clear here, so I got to enjoy that beautiful sight once it reached 10 deg. and a little walk down the road. .

David, those pictures are amazing!
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Old 22-12-2010, 04:51 AM
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taken my oldest son up to the headland to see the eclipse..
slight cloud on horizon first sight was about 2 deg of horizon with a slither of moon light and some very light cloud running through it great sight at it rose there was a little reddness for a short time. all in all a lovely evening and good to see families out and about enjoying it....
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Old 22-12-2010, 07:21 AM
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There was a good crowd up at Crachneck Lookout.
Mainly general public but about 8 Central Coast IIS regulars with binos and scopes.

The SkyScout came in handy to be able to tell everyone where the moon will first appear. And it was pretty spot on (and a long way from where most were expecting).

The IIS guys had a great time sharing views with the public.
Many OOH!s and AHH!s.
And I think we made a few new recruits.

And if that wasn't enough, Rick then turned his scope to Jupiter and wowed 'em again.

Great night!
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Old 22-12-2010, 07:40 AM
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I was out at Avoca down on the beach near the rock pool, with a friend from Karate.

I had my two 40D's - one on the tripod for wider field stuff, and one on the EQ6/ED80. The EQ6/ED80 attracted a lot of attention and we had a lot of people come down to the beach to see what it was all about.

All in all a fairly good show for an eclipse that was more than half over by the time it rose.
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Old 22-12-2010, 07:40 AM
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Really nice shots h0ughy! They're great!
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Old 22-12-2010, 08:52 AM
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Glad all went well for you all!! Too cloudy here.
Great pics Chris and David.
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Old 22-12-2010, 09:26 AM
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Went up to Mt Coot-tha to view the eclipse despite cloud being around most of the day. I was clear above but in the east the cloud bank ensured that we would not see the totality. Here is one of the shots as it was rising above the bank.

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Old 22-12-2010, 09:43 AM
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One showing the non shadowed part. It was a good night despite the early cloud. I had about a dozen people take photos of the laptop .

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Old 22-12-2010, 09:51 AM
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Old 22-12-2010, 09:57 AM
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Really nice shots h0ughy! They're great!
Thanks Mike - i am disappointed in them, I expected to get better shots than I did. See was not good and well nearly everyone on the coast knows about the cloud…..however RB and I did manage to attract a Camera crew LOL. Paul Lobb who now fronts NBN news dropped by quite unexpected – I think the laptop screens and the camera setup attracted them. I was interviewed while RB munched on a cucumber not a pleasant experience answering questions off the cuff….

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Old 22-12-2010, 10:09 AM
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Thanks Mike - i am disappointed in them, I expected to get better shots than I did. See was not good and well nearly everyone on the cost knows about the cloud…..however RB and I did manage to attract a Camera crew LOL. Paul Lobb who now fronts NBN news dropped by quite unexpected – I think the laptop screens and the camera setup attracted them. I was interviewed while RB munched on a cucumber not a pleasant experience answering questions off the cuff….
2 moderators there.. I would've expected at least 5 mentions of IceInSpace during the interview?
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