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#1 Dwight J

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:49 AM

From my location in SW Alberta, Canada, we can see the prenumbra phase beginning at 3:00 am our time (MST) and totality at about 5:00 am.  A couple of us are planning a time lapse until the moon sets still in totality.  The long range forecast looks good - so far.  Sonce I don't get up early very well I plan to stay up.  I realize not everyone will have a good view of this one depending on your geographic location.  If you can see at least part of it what are your plans?



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 01:17 AM

Plans? Get up at 3am and snap a few pics.   I will use a 7D Mk II,  200mm prime and a 1.4x extender.  

 

I won't be making the journey to my dark site and telescope for just 2/3 of an eclipse. 


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:15 AM

I have a very nice view to the west from my front porch so if the weather cooperates I will check it out.  Camera settings will be somewhat different than the Aug solar eclipse and this one lasts over an hour here so lots of time to get good shots.  Maybe enough time to capture an airplane in transit across the moon.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:33 AM

From here, totality begins during nautical twilight when the sky is brightening fairly significantly with the moon only 7.5 degrees above the western horizon and descending.  I have to drive to Lincoln later that morning, so I probably won't go out and watch this particular eclipse.  I saw a good one in a dark sky in September of 2016 and we will have another good one in January of next year, so I guess I can wait a while.  Clear skies to you.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:45 AM

It's a non-event here in the east with the moon setting about halfway into totality in brightening twilight...

 

So I will observe the eclipse by looking at all you westerners' beautiful pictures.

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:35 AM

According to one site, I should see totality around 0600. I am usually making coffee at that time... I'll be looking for it, weather permitting...

 

Still looking up!

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

It's a non-event here in the east with the moon setting about halfway into totality in brightening twilight...

 

So I will observe the eclipse by looking at all you westerners' beautiful pictures.

 

Dave

Yup, once again Northeast is not the place. January 2019 will have a lunar eclipse that will be good for all of North America.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

I've got this on my calendar. I'm in California and totality is supposed to be from 04:51 to 06:00 Pacific. 



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:36 PM

Forecast doesn't look too promising here and moon will set soon after mid totality.  If the weather allows I plan to try and take some pics maybe as it sets.  I got the okay to be to work late that day for this just in case.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

We only get a partial penumbral here before the Moon sets, but I hope to get a picture or two with the altered light.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

Yes, I'll get an early start to the day with my binoculars. Totality here is supposed to be about 5 am to 6 am, just B-4 sunrise. Spaceweatheather.com says the eclipse will be more orange than red. That will be interesting if it is, we'll see.

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:42 PM

I've requested the day off as I go in at 5:20am so I don't want to be drowsy at work cause I'm probably gonna stay up all night weather permitting. I'm in CA.San Gabriel Valley. And if you guys can include your location it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Im interested to know what you can possibly see from your locations.

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#13 Dwight J

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

Now the forecast for me is "periods of snow" beginning Tuesday night.  The forecast will change fifty times between now and then as meteorology seems to be getting worse, relying on computer models rather than experience and training.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:37 AM

I'd like to, but the 10 day forecast calls for even MORE rain.... bawling.gif



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:46 PM

Clear skies at my house made for good viewing and I was able to get a few shots mid-totality.  It continued to get more interesting as it approached the horizon but I was already off to work.  300mm f/5.6, 800 ISO

 

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:53 PM

The heavy fog gradually diminished this morning so I enjoyed the view (report and pics on post #68) https://www.cloudyni...2018/?p=8372512


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:25 PM

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 09:00 PM

I was heading to work at 06:30 am and there was a total lunar eclipse going on in the west.

 

I knew about it prior so I was glad to catch the end of it. I saw totality of a dark red moon, up until about 07:15 which the bright white light was beginning to encroach on the left side of the disk. I was driving in between so not completely committed to viewing it.

 

The views did take me back to a couple years ago I saw it for the first time. Almost as cold, but crystal clear skies and a visual treat with a bunch of other onlookers then on a hill overlooking the city. 



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

I had only a few breaks in the clouds.  I almost didn't go out with the strong winds and mostly cloudy conditions.  Still I managed to see it and get a few pics.  I posted a pic here of what I was able to get.  Funny to be kneeling in a snow bank with snow blowing in my face and thinking to myself "hey, it's better than being at work". ;)

 

https://www.cloudyni...-drifting-snow/



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:36 PM

I lucked out, clear skies!  Really enjoyed it!



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 01:50 AM

I had only a few breaks in the clouds. I almost didn't go out with the strong winds and mostly cloudy conditions. Still I managed to see it and get a few pics. I posted a pic here of what I was able to get. Funny to be kneeling in a snow bank with snow blowing in my face and thinking to myself "hey, it's better than being at work". ;)

https://www.cloudyni...-drifting-snow/

That is an awesome view with all those elements. No snow here in CA's SGV, and I thought the clouds weren't gonna clear, but it cleared up nicely. Definitely worth staying home.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:59 AM

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:22 AM

I viewed totality as the moon sank low in the west and the sky was brightening.  Clear, windy weather as the next arctic plunge moves into the area---just in time for the Super Bowl.




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