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Lunar eclipse to occur Wednesday night - Last lunar eclipse in years (until 2010)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/20/08 | Alicia Chang - ap

Posted on 02/20/2008 3:36:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge

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It looks breathtaking from here in Indiana. Very red. we have bright, clear skies.

Isn't there a comet visible now as well?

101 posted on 02/20/2008 7:53:53 PM PST by Ignatz (I am so jealous of these female teacher sex scandals. Shoot, I didn't even get to bang the erasers!)
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To: Mad-Margaret

Errant satellite shot down. Link at post #91. BREAKING NEWS ALL OVER FR!


102 posted on 02/20/2008 7:54:06 PM PST by PGalt
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You might try usenet to get help with the Meade.

I'd start with sci.astro.amateur. That group seems to have enough normal helpful people with experience, in amongst the trolls.

103 posted on 02/20/2008 7:57:53 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: samiam1972

“Thank you for the link! What a wonderful visual explanation for the kids!”

Yep! My six year old son learned loved the site, and then loved watching it live.


104 posted on 02/20/2008 8:00:54 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: PGalt

Somebody beat me to the great line of the night.

“For the first time in the last hour, I am proud of my country.”


105 posted on 02/20/2008 8:02:03 PM PST by Mad-Margaret (Remember I'm a kook, scammer, or troll the next time you want money.)
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To: Mad-Margaret

Moon revealing itself now. What a sight!


106 posted on 02/20/2008 8:05:15 PM PST by PGalt
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Moon out of totality, a thin sliver now.

Do I have to start howling again?


107 posted on 02/20/2008 8:06:30 PM PST by djf (I think McCain deserves a chance. After all, he is on R side!)
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To: NormsRevenge

We stood outside in our driveway and watched the moon eclipse. The moon was just over the top of our house. Very cold.


108 posted on 02/20/2008 8:09:21 PM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; CrappieLuck; billhilly; george76; SJackson; proud_yank

Have been watching it — awesome.

Hope you all got to see it too.


109 posted on 02/20/2008 8:13:26 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: PGalt

Errant satellite shot down - great news!


110 posted on 02/20/2008 8:16:02 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: girlangler

excellent


111 posted on 02/20/2008 8:23:10 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: NormsRevenge

I got to see the whole thing; skies were clear as could be here in the Philly burbs.
It looks like a quarter moon now, except the light area is on the southeast side and I can’t figure out why.


112 posted on 02/20/2008 8:26:08 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: PGalt

Errant? Try defective.


113 posted on 02/20/2008 8:29:12 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Lancey Howard

Hmm. The light MUST originate with the sun, so I guess the earth has spun to a point where the sun has actually made it’s way around to the east side and is “coming up”. It’s hard to imagine, given it’s only 11:30 pm here. But that’s obviously it.


114 posted on 02/20/2008 8:31:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Calvin Locke

A more precise adjective for sure. I borrowed the words from the title in this thread...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1973769/posts

Thanks Calvin Locke.


115 posted on 02/20/2008 8:38:37 PM PST by PGalt
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To: NormsRevenge

This really ticks me off. I have a brand new 8” Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and it’s completely overcast tonight here in Knoxville, TN. The only good thing is it looks like we’re going to get a lot of rain in the next two days.


116 posted on 02/20/2008 8:46:22 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Calvin Locke

Thanks, I will check into that.


117 posted on 02/20/2008 8:58:55 PM PST by Ignatz (I am so jealous of these female teacher sex scandals. Shoot, I didn't even get to bang the erasers!)
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To: tropical
What a beautiful photo.

I agree.

So disappointed, clear skies have given way to clouds here in NJ.

Wonderful live, too! Here, in western PA, we were supposed to have clouds, but they cleared up enough to watch it. Not clear enough to get a good look at Saturn and Regulus, though. I went out briefly, around 10.45 - it's soooo cold here tonight, crunchy cold.

118 posted on 02/20/2008 9:44:53 PM PST by fortunecookie (Communism/socialism has failed millions, it wasn't right for them - and it isn't right for US.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It was awesome from here in the Central Valley of California!

Saturn was pretty cool, too.

What a fabulous solar system we have been given!


119 posted on 02/20/2008 10:32:49 PM PST by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: Renegade

I did!! I can’t believe how the skies cleared and we had a terrific view thru a set of skylights in our sunroom. Our neighbors came over and they have a gadget they use for bird watching. It was set up on our deck and looking at the moon through it was spectacular. I’m so glad we got to see it. Just beautiful!!


120 posted on 02/21/2008 5:16:52 AM PST by tropical
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To: fortunecookie

I’ve got skylights so we were able to watch the eclipse through them. It was cold but the sky was very clear. A beautiful sight!


121 posted on 02/21/2008 5:18:58 AM PST by tropical
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