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28 August 2007 @ 10:33 am
Lunar Eclipse  
The Lunar Eclipse last night was lovely, with the shadow of the Earth washing over the Full Moon left to right steadily while I watched it in the high southern sky.

Did you see the Lunar Eclipse?
 
 
 
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Khallis: Astronomykhallis on August 28th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
I watched it.

I have to admit that I'm feeling the resultant lack of sleep, today in the office, though. :)
Douglaschiaspod on August 28th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yep. And I'll put up pictures once I get home and get 'em processed. They're still on the camera.

I hope they're in focus - I, um, took out my contacts intending to take a nap, and then never napped. So by the time the eclipse happened, my contacts were about halfway through the whole "put 'em in solution for X hours and don't wear them or you'll BURN YOUR EYES OUT."

Which, by the way, is totally true. I've done it. I have no eyes.
Scotty: Yeah!scott_t_s on August 28th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
why, yes, yes I did.
The park by my house had a couple watching from one of the benches, while I snapped pictures for about an hour.

I also have the advantages of having a job where I can wander into work around noon every once in a while.
★·.·´¯`·.·•Pearl•·.·´¯`·.·★mspurplepearl on August 28th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Alton called us from his graveyard shift around 2 a.m. to tell Mirella to go out and have a look. Since the wolves (and/or coyotes) had been howling about ten minutes before, I wouldn't let her go out in the backyard alone.
We managed to see it through the back sliding glass door. Once I confirmed that she could see it without going into the danger of the wilds (also known as our backyard), I went back to sleep.

So, I only saw the beginnings, when it was partially eclipsed, not the blood red moon.
yvetteserpentmoon on August 29th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
*sigh* No. I was trying to sleep so I could wake up later.

I think we should schedule the next lunar eclipse on a weekend.
Kburgunder on August 29th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
I'll second that! *grin*
Beththepresident on August 29th, 2007 06:09 am (UTC)
I saw it cause I couldn't sleep.
VAXhackervaxhacker on August 29th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
We were sitting out in the hot tub very late at night, admiring the full moon, and wondering what that extra shadow was creeping across it (it was too late for the word eclipse to register, I think, and we hadn't heard about it ahead of time). We weren't around to see the whole thing but caught the very start of it, apparently.
Varnvarn_ix on August 30th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Missing option
I live in Europe, you insensitive clod!