View Full Version : Eclipse Anyone?
05-04-2004, 03:16 PM
Did anyone manage to see the Total Lunar Eclipse which has just ended (at 10.08 GMT)?
Around here it rained all day and it's still raining. So about par for all astronomical events in this neck of the woods.
05-04-2004, 03:27 PM
well, here it was nice and red. although a bit dim so i couldn't see anything through my telescope. my nightvision camera had a nice try though...
it's cool as the eclipse is "de-eclipsifying" :-D, gives a nice white, to green, to red gradient...
05-04-2004, 03:31 PM
Weather crap here too.
I never usually bother trying to see astronomical events, which amazes my friends, since I have had a lifelong fascination with the stars and did a degree in astrophysics.
I just now I won't see anything. Call me a cynic, but everyone else can battle light pollution, cloud and atmospheric seeing to observe something disappointing....
If I lived somewhere else, however, it'd be a different matter. I like the idea of jetting across the world to see and eclipse and then on to see another [this is when I win da lottery o' course]
05-04-2004, 06:03 PM
Yea, i caught it rising `out` of the North sea...
It had been raining all day, and stopped and cleared up just in time...
FAINT and VERY red i thought...
[Bad thing was i lost all my digital photos i took of it...somewhere in the USB/camera software i think...oh well...]
05-05-2004, 02:57 AM
It was clearly visible and dark gray here. :-)
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