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"Nearly Total" Lunar Eclipse is Tonight/Friday Morning

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How to see the eclipse
The lunar eclipse will be visible in North America, as well as parts of South America, Polynesia, eastern Australia and northeastern Asia, according to NASA.

For U.S. viewers the peak of the eclipse — when the moon is the most covered by Earth's shadow — will be at 4:03 a.m. ET. But the moon will begin to pass into the Earth's shadow much earlier, around 1 a.m. ET. At 2:19 a.m. ET, the moon will move into the umbra, the inner part of Earth's shadow and begin to look like a chunk is missing from it. It will turn red around 3:45 a.m. ET. NASA predicts the eclipse will last over 3 hours and 28 minutes. That would make it the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years.

To see the show, simply go outside and have a look. A pair of binoculars or camera with a tripod might enhance your view.
 
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Got my alarm set to get up and watch some of it!
 

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Thats 2:00am here. Sometimes I wake up about 3:00am and can’t go back to sleep, so might catch part of it, might not.
 

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i have a celestron evolution 8" with star sense. i love the moon. and living 5 miles south of town i get nice dark sky's. last yr i even took bulb out of pole security lite. this yr haven't used much as bad back and neuropathy has been bad. get ur binoculars out
 

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Cloudy and windy at my place, so the moon was a no-show
 

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Was all set up and ready and hoping for the weather to get better for a couple days . It did not :emoji_frowning2:

Oh well , hope I make it a few hundred years for the next real big one.
lol

David
 

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missed it do to clouds here :emoji_angry:
 

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I completely forgot about it while out walking the dog at 0300. It was cloudy and had been raining, but when I left for work I could see it quite well exiting the eclipse thru the breaking clouds. Pretty neato bandito!!
 

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Was all set up and ready and hoping for the weather to get better for a couple days . It did not :emoji_frowning2:

Oh well , hope I make it a few hundred years for the next real big one.
lol

David
I completely forgot about it while out walking the dog at 0300. It was cloudy and had been raining, but when I left for work I could see it quite well exiting the eclipse thru the breaking clouds. Pretty neato bandito!!
Well I was lucky to have a front row seat for the big solar eclipse.

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We were smack dab on the center line of the path for the solar eclipse in 2017. People came from all over the world to watch it. We had an eclipse party, one of many across the city on that day and could watch the entire eclipse from my side yard
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Traffic headed north from Colorado in the morning, and returning that evening.
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Well I was lucky to have a front row seat for the big solar eclipse.

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We were smack dab on the center line of the path for the solar eclipse in 2017. People came from all over the world to watch it. We had an eclipse party, one of many across the city on that day and could watch the entire eclipse from my side yard
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Traffic headed north from Colorado in the morning, and returning that evening.
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That's pretty cool. And love the pig with the glasses


It was like that here in 1972 july10th. It's written about in the song by Carly Simon "Your so Vain".
But at 14 years old, it was weird and a little strange to have it so dark in the middle of the day.

David
 

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That's pretty cool. And love the pig with the glasses


It was like that here in 1972 july10th. It's written about in the song by Carly Simon "Your so Vain".
But at 14 years old, it was weird and a little strange to have it so dark in the middle of the day.

David
I turned five... four days later. :emoji_sunglasses:
 

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Saw it towards the end while heading to work. And I forgot to take my camera with me.
 
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