View Full Version : Lunar Eclipse heads up

tony draper
26th Oct 2004, 21:15
If'n yer can gerrout of bed that is.


Saw a beaut a few years ago in the early hours,moon turned blood red and all the stars came out,worth a peek.

26th Oct 2004, 23:22
Thanks, Mr. D.

I'll be worrying about this all night now. :ok:

27th Oct 2004, 01:43
Oh, I love Eclipses. Thanks Mr. D.

27th Oct 2004, 07:58
Cheers, TD.

TAF EGPH 262211Z 270624 08006KT 9999 FEW018 SCT030 BECMG 1317 09015G26KT BKN030 TEMPO 1624 7000 -RA BKN013 PROB30 TEMPO 1824 4000 RA -RADZ BKN007=

Never fails :{

27th Oct 2004, 08:15
Thanks for the heads-up Mr D; no doubt it will be accompanied by the traditional 12/8 cloud cover.

27th Oct 2004, 08:27

If the weather forecast for round here is correct the cloud cover won't be any problem.

We won't be able to see the clouds for the rain.

And then there are the gales on top of that so the Earth's shadow will be blown across the moon much faster than usual so the eclipse won't last so long. :uhoh:

tony draper
27th Oct 2004, 09:19
Twill be those Stratobastardus clouds,they have been flocking over Draper Towers ever since Drapes took a interest in matters astronomical.

27th Oct 2004, 11:42
I remember seeing an eclipse of the moon a few years ago, while on a transatlantic flight . What a wonderful sight. For a minute or two, it made me want to try to go commercial so I could see things like this all the while , but I got better !!

28th Oct 2004, 00:59
Due to start here in about 15 minutes - 9:15 PM. Should be great as the weather is severe clear.

28th Oct 2004, 02:16
The moon is officially red now (ok, not perfectly red, sort of orange-brown-reddish).

Way cool :ok:

Onan the Clumsy
28th Oct 2004, 03:08
It looked great in Texas :ok:

Ascend Charlie
28th Oct 2004, 09:06
Here in Australia, we had it 10 hours before the UK got it, so our eclipse was in full daylight.... spectacular!

tony draper
28th Oct 2004, 09:08
No joy here as per usual. :(

28th Oct 2004, 09:45
Bugger! Missed it again - we don't usually see much of the moon at 11 in the morning over here.

28th Oct 2004, 10:37
Well, I was up in the small hours - but only to fix the fence in the lashing rain after the 09018G32KT blew it down for the second time !

As I said: never fails :rolleyes:

28th Oct 2004, 14:57
As I said: never fails

But it falls.

(Sorry to hear about the fence Grainger)

28th Oct 2004, 15:25
What a disappointing thread!

Not a single premonition of impending disaster?! ;)