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> Sept. 27-28 Total Lunar Eclipse, The "super moon" will be cast in the earth's shadow
MaineJay
post Sep 9 2015, 05:49 PM
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Just a friendly heads up, and a place to post pics. smile.gif

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Atlantic Daylight Time (September 27, 2015)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 10:07 p.m. ADT on September 27
Total eclipse begins: 11:11 p.m. ADT
Greatest eclipse: 11:47 p.m. ADT
Total eclipse ends: 12:23 a.m. ADT on September 28
Partial eclipse ends: 1:27 a.m. ADT on September 28

Eastern Daylight Time (September 27, 2015)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 9:07 p.m. EDT on September 27
Total eclipse begins: 10:11 p.m. EDT
Greatest eclipse: 10:47 p.m. EDT
Total eclipse ends: 11:23 p.m. EDT
Partial eclipse ends: 12:27 a.m. EDT on September 28

Central Daylight Time (September 27, 2015)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 8:07 p.m. CDT on September 27
Total eclipse begins: 9:11 p.m. CDT
Greatest eclipse: 9:47 p.m. CDT
Total eclipse ends: 10:23 p.m. CDT
Partial eclipse ends: 11:27 p.m. CDT

Mountain Daylight Time (September 27, 2015)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 7:07 p.m. MDT on September 27
Total eclipse begins: 8:11 p.m. MDT
Greatest eclipse: 8:47 p.m. MDT
Total eclipse ends: 9:23 p.m. MDT
Partial eclipse ends: 10:27 p.m. MDT

Pacific Daylight Time (September 27, 2015)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 6:07 p.m. PDT on September 27
Total eclipse begins: 7:11 p.m. PDT
Greatest eclipse: 7:47 p.m. PDT
Total eclipse ends: 8:23 p.m. PDT
Partial eclipse ends: 9:27 p.m. PDT

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post Sep 27 2015, 02:45 PM
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IR satellite, gorgeous cobalt blue skies now, hoping they stay clear throughout the night.


http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/satellite.php


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post Sep 27 2015, 06:46 PM
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Please, please MJ pics. Son and I have been looking forward to this for a week. Cloud cover was fought over for much longer than expected. It is still thin and low, but visibility is tenuous at best. A severe dry spell, which of course ends right when we don't want it mad.gif
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post Sep 27 2015, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE(rtcemc @ Sep 27 2015, 07:46 PM) *
Please, please MJ pics. Son and I have been looking forward to this for a week. Cloud cover was fought over for much longer than expected. It is still thin and low, but visibility is tenuous at best. A severe dry spell, which of course ends right when we don't want it mad.gif


GYX is optimistic for my area, hope you get to see something.

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NEAR TERM /THROUGH MONDAY/...
645 PM...JUST A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO T/TD/SKY BASED ON
CURRENT OBS. BROUGHT MINS UP A BIT IN THE N...WHERE SOME SW FLOW
ABOVE THE BOUNDARY LYR WILL LIMIT SOME OF THE RAD COOLING
POTENTIAL...AND THIS WILL BE IN ADDITION TO SOME CIRRUS MOVING IN
LATE. SO...LOOK FOR TEMPS FROM THE UPPER 30S IN THE COLDER SPOTS
IN THE MTNS...T0 MID TO UPPER 40S ALONG THE COAST AND SRN NH.
OTHER THAN A FEW WISPS OF CIRRUS SRN ZONES...SKIES SHOULD REMAIN
CLEAR THROUGH THE BULK OF TONIGHT LUNAR ECLIPSE
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I set up a time lapse, not sure how it'll come out as it's a new little camera that I haven't used yet. I will take some pictures though. Unfortunately, I have only one tripod, but I'll use some Yankee ingenuity and rig something up for my good camera.

Happy viewing all!! Show starts any minute!!

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post Sep 27 2015, 08:25 PM
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QUOTE(MaineJay @ Sep 27 2015, 09:05 PM) *
GYX is optimistic for my area, hope you get to see something.
I set up a time lapse, not sure how it'll come out as it's a new little camera that I haven't used yet. I will take some pictures though. Unfortunately, I have only one tripod, but I'll use some Yankee ingenuity and rig something up for my good camera.

Happy viewing all!! Show starts any minute!!

Oh, MJ miracle has come. Clear skies somehow; a small window. Just awesome. Son said telescope doesn't do any better than binoculars or naked eye.
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post Sep 27 2015, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE(rtcemc @ Sep 27 2015, 09:25 PM) *
Oh, MJ miracle has come. Clear skies somehow; a small window. Just awesome. Son said telescope doesn't do any better than binoculars or naked eye.

OK, pretty cool on the telescope also. At 9:39, taking on a crescent look.
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post Sep 27 2015, 10:10 PM
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QUOTE(rtcemc @ Sep 27 2015, 09:25 PM) *
Oh, MJ miracle has come. Clear skies somehow; a small window. Just awesome. Son said telescope doesn't do any better than binoculars or naked eye.


Glad to hear that the skies afforded you guys a view.

I actually enjoy just the najed eye, I didn't bother with the scope tonight, feeling lazy. I did get some pictures, I'll try and get some up in the morning.


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post Sep 27 2015, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE(MaineJay @ Sep 27 2015, 11:10 PM) *
Glad to hear that the skies afforded you guys a view.

I actually enjoy just the najed eye, I didn't bother with the scope tonight, feeling lazy. I did get some pictures, I'll try and get some up in the morning.

Binocs, telescope, were no better than the naked eye. Had a few blackouts from the clouds, but soooo much better than what we thought. Thankfully, the local forecasts remain comically bad here laugh.gif Cloudy, breezy all day with it getting thicker. Never happened. At full eclipse, was orange - did not remember that. Just so cool.
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post Sep 28 2015, 04:52 AM
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I LIKEY!

The weather was just about perfect: a beautiful, clear warm evening. I just eyeballed it and put the binos on it. My neighbor was taken some pix through his Celstron Astro-Master........

I tried waking my younger son up to take a peek-see but the hobgoblins of Morpheus had him in a tight grip....

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post Sep 28 2015, 05:50 AM
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QUOTE(vomit @ Sep 28 2015, 05:52 AM) *
I LIKEY!

The weather was just about perfect: a beautiful, clear warm evening. I just eyeballed it and put the binos on it. My neighbor was taken some pix through his Celstron Astro-Master........

I tried waking my younger son up to take a peek-see but the hobgoblins of Morpheus had him in a tight grip....


Lol as* master, too funny. I see where your head is at.

I heard Verso cut 300 positions at the Jay mill, something about people not buying glossy paper, I don't know, today it's all skinny jeans this and Caitlyn Jenner that... laugh.gif ok enough lame humor for this morning.

Only time for a couple pics this morning.

Aging Nikon D3100 (taking donations towards a D810A - cost - a mere $3,795... laugh.gif dry.gif )
Nikon 55-200mm f/5.6 (I'll invest in a better zoom, one day....)



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post Sep 28 2015, 07:10 AM
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QUOTE(MaineJay @ Sep 28 2015, 06:50 AM) *
Lol as* master, too funny. I see where your head is at.

I heard Verso cut 300 positions at the Jay mill, something about people not buying glossy paper, I don't know, today it's all skinny jeans this and Caitlyn Jenner that... laugh.gif ok enough lame humor for this morning.

Only time for a couple pics this morning.

Aging Nikon D3100 (taking donations towards a D810A - cost - a mere $3,795... laugh.gif dry.gif )
Nikon 55-200mm f/5.6 (I'll invest in a better zoom, one day....)

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Nice work as usual!

(And indeed the Verso Mill in Maine shut down a paper machine & pulp dryer.....sad for those guys and one of the unintended consequences is, it makes this mill more viable.)


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post Sep 28 2015, 10:01 AM
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As usual awesome job with the pics, MJ. Tried on my cell phone, but to no avail. My son sat outside throughout the entire front end, then went in as the moon "re - emerged". Was it me, or did the front end seem longer than the back end? In any event, other than for a few minutes the clouds lost out and the viewing was incredible. The entire family joined in when it reached total. Just a great night. What was truly amazing to us was how the moon lit everything up when we first sent outside. Then the almost total darkness during the total eclipse. I can understand how, "many moons ago tongue.gif ", people would think it was the end of the world until the eclipse ended. Alas, I am rather deep though.........
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post Oct 8 2015, 05:22 AM
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QUOTE(rtcemc @ Sep 28 2015, 11:01 AM) *
As usual awesome job with the pics, MJ. Tried on my cell phone, but to no avail. My son sat outside throughout the entire front end, then went in as the moon "re - emerged". Was it me, or did the front end seem longer than the back end? In any event, other than for a few minutes the clouds lost out and the viewing was incredible. The entire family joined in when it reached total. Just a great night. What was truly amazing to us was how the moon lit everything up when we first sent outside. Then the almost total darkness during the total eclipse. I can understand how, "many moons ago tongue.gif ", people would think it was the end of the world until the eclipse ended. Alas, I am rather deep though.........



I tried in my cell also, once, and only once, and as I'm sure you can imagine, camera quality is important in my phone buying decision. But there is no replacement for an SLR.


Funny thing about these pics, I didn't think they came out a good as I hired, but they seem to be the most polar ones I have taken with my friends, family, and anyone who knows me. I'm flattered, but the weigh of the expectations is daunting. biggrin.gif but I like it.

Thanks for the kind words. I ALWAYS think of how primitive people's interpreted celestial events...do you are getting into my wheelhouse. laugh.gif


Took some shots of the moon and Venus this morning, couldn't resist. Pics forthcoming.


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