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Total lunar eclipse on October 8

Post by BobHelm » October 1, 2014, 5:48 pm

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/dont-m ... october-8/
The NARIT said the eclipse will develop between 15:15 pm to 20:33 pm and the period of total eclipse will last from 17:25 pm – 18:24 pm.
Pray for no cloud cover, although is is just about as it is getting dusk so maybe difficult to see right from the start...



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Total lunar eclipse on October 8

Post by GT93 » October 1, 2014, 11:52 pm

Ha ha you lucky fellows.

There are plenty of strange farang in Thailand. I hope none of them turn into werewolves or do other weird things during the eclipse.

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Post by BobHelm » October 8, 2014, 9:25 am

Just to give this a boost as it is tonight...
The Beeb's take on the whole thing..
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29522648
A total lunar eclipse will be visible across much of the Americas and Asia in the coming hours.

The eclipse starts at 08:00 GMT (04:00 EDT), reaching totality just before sunrise at 10:25 GMT (06:25 EDT).

During the eclipse - which is the second to occur this year - our only natural satellite will be fully covered by the Earth's shadow.

The Moon will appear orange or red, the result of sunlight scattering off our atmosphere, hence the name Blood Moon.

Weather permitting, skywatchers in in North America, Australia, western South America and parts of East Asia will be able to see the spectacle.

However, Europe, Africa and the eastern part of Brazil will miss out on the show.

The last total lunar eclipse occurred on 15 April, and the next is expected to take place on 4 April 2015.

There will be two full lunar eclipses again next year.
Just hope for a clear sky early evening...

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Post by Bandung_Dero » October 8, 2014, 1:22 pm

Sun is setting here on the Gold Coast, QLD with a very blue, clear (pollution free) cloudless sky. Looking forward to a great sight with camera at the ready.
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » October 8, 2014, 6:35 pm

Got a good view of the tail-end of it in Toronto. The clouds have not cleared, but the Moon edged through to reveal the eclipse around 6 a.m. Nice.
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Post by BobHelm » October 8, 2014, 6:44 pm

Did far better than me then Uncle... :(
Low cloud or a no show by the moon made it just about the worst non eclipse I have never seen.

The locals did try & make up for the lack of a moon by turning Nong Sim into a recreation of the Battle of the Somme but that was not actually on my list of 'must do's' either... :D

i can only hope that Dero got some good snaps to share...

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Post by mortiboy » October 8, 2014, 6:54 pm

WTF is it?
Mai mee tahng !

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Post by BobHelm » October 8, 2014, 6:57 pm

End of Buddhist Lent Morti... :shock:
Hence the full moon..

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Post by macca46 » October 8, 2014, 7:08 pm

Can't see a thing here where I am so much blo=dy smoke and the noise from the fireworks but they all are having a good, might take a week to get my German Shepherd out from under the bed 555

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Post by pomps » October 8, 2014, 7:23 pm

Bloomin fireworks going to be all night long,no sign of the moon :D

Tourists flocking to the full moon party though :shock: even the West Coburg football team :shock: :D 8)
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/social/ ... n-thailand

Hopefully on good behaviour,remember the news back in 2011 :shock:
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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » October 8, 2014, 10:23 pm

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Total lunar eclipse on October 8

Post by pomps » October 9, 2014, 4:58 am

Gave up,only my eyes are blood red trying to see the eclipse :evil:
Will wait for the next one in 20 years time :^o

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Post by Bandung_Dero » October 9, 2014, 7:06 am

BobHelm wrote:<snip>

i can only hope that Dero got some good snaps to share...
Must have grabbed 50 odd between 19:20 local time when it began until 20:21 when the full eclipse happened. My camera wasn't good enough to get the 'red' image. Haven't been through em all yet. Didn't have a tripod, just tried to hold the camera against a solid object so on full zoom some, I've looked at, are a bit shaky.

We did get some cloud but very spasmodic so all in all a spectacular sight. Will post any I think worthy later.
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Post by BobHelm » October 9, 2014, 7:27 am

Thanks Dero, I am envious.
Maybe have to find somewhere a bit less light & dust polluted than Udon for the next one, next year!!

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Post by Jed » October 9, 2014, 8:48 am

Very cool site as the neighbors & I stood gawking at the "frog eating the moon."

Kinda like a toddler going, "Hey, look at my shadow! That's me/us/earth!"

Was beautiful gold color, more gold moon than blood moon, but quite a site just south of Nong Khai.

Thanks for the heads up, Bob.

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Total lunar eclipse on October 8

Post by Udonhoward » October 9, 2014, 9:43 am

I couldn't see it until late in the event, is was too close to the horizon, too many buildings around, even though I was on the roof of a two story building, on Soi Nongbua. Here's a shot I did get, when it was almost over. Unfortunately, no tripod.
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Post by Bandung_Dero » October 9, 2014, 10:08 am

Well I had better not give up my day job and apply to National Geographic Magazine as a photographer.

Here are 3 sorry about the piss poor resolution was hoping for better. 46 others have been filed where they belong! :(
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About 50% Shadow
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Total lunar eclipse on October 8

Post by BobHelm » October 9, 2014, 11:02 am

Thanks Howard & BD Dero.
At least I now know what I missed... :D

Looks like you had a cracking view of the event in Aus Dero..

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