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MarsG76

Next lunar eclipse - Rare and Special

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MarsG76    1,879

Hi all,

Just a heads up to the ones who might have missed the information. There will be a total lunar eclipse on 31st January, but it's not just any old lunar eclipse.

This lunar eclipse will happen on the second full moon of January, so it's a blue moon, and it's happening during a super moon. Come to think of it, it's the third super moon in a row, so that in its self is strange and rare, but to have a total lunar eclipse, on the second full moon in a month during a super moon makes it a SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON... definitely worth a look and a photo.

Super blue blood moon, what a great way for the new season to begin.

Hope you all see it.

Clear skies.

 

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Charic    2,183
18 minutes ago, MarsG76 said:

Clear skies.

Hope so!

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John    18,656

Not visible from the UK I think :sad:

 

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Charic    2,183

Your right John, July 2018 next one for us. Did not register the OP's location, it's late! 

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MarsG76    1,879

 

6 hours ago, John said:

Not visible from the UK I think :sad:

 

 

6 hours ago, Charic said:

Your right John, July 2018 next one for us. Did not register the OP's location, it's late! 

 

Sorry to read that fellas....

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Stu    15,849
7 hours ago, MarsG76 said:

SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON

Will it look purple then? ;) 

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MarsG76    1,879
12 minutes ago, Stu said:

Will it look purple then? ;) 

it depends on which species blood were talking about... :-)

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Astro Imp    2,935
10 hours ago, John said:

Not visible from the UK I think :sad:

 

These southern hemisphere observers get all the good stuff :sad:

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Stu    15,849
4 minutes ago, Astro Imp said:

These southern hemisphere observers get all the good stuff :sad:

True, but they do have to stand on their heads ;) 

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MarsG76    1,879
2 hours ago, Stu said:

True, but they do have to stand on their heads ;) 

Yeah, but it's much easier to look down than up for hours on end... :-)

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MarsG76    1,879
2 hours ago, Astro Imp said:

These southern hemisphere observers get all the good stuff :sad:

You have your fair share of goodies up there that are not available to us tho...

 

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Stu    15,849
13 minutes ago, MarsG76 said:

You have your fair share of goodies up there that are not available to us tho...

 

That's a good reminder to stop complaining all the time. I guess at least we have Polaris so we know where north is! :) 

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MarsG76    1,879
2 minutes ago, Stu said:

That's a good reminder to stop complaining all the time. I guess at least we have Polaris so we know where north is! :) 

We have an empty patch of the sky... that's south...

and two permanent clouds in the sky.

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Astro Imp    2,935
18 minutes ago, MarsG76 said:

You have your fair share of goodies up there that are not available to us tho...

 

Fair comment, I suppose it's just human nature to want what you can't have.

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MarsG76    1,879
1 minute ago, Astro Imp said:

Fair comment, I suppose it's just human nature to want what you can't have.

Yes, but with these forums we get to experience the views were not able to have (for the time being) through others...

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GavStar    1,193
24 minutes ago, MarsG76 said:

You have your fair share of goodies up there that are not available to us tho...

 

Are there any particular northern sky goodies that you would like to see? 

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MarsG76    1,879
3 minutes ago, GavStar said:

Are there any particular northern sky goodies that you would like to see? 

See and image, yes of course... the andromeda Galaxy, the colliding galaxies and the whirlpool Galaxy to name a few...

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Phil Fargaze    253
18 hours ago, MarsG76 said:

SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON

Don`t let the tabloids see this, they will will take it as a headline and no doubt the world will end and aliens are about to invade.....!

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Stub Mandrel    6,041
18 hours ago, MarsG76 said:

SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON

I thought you Aussies were thinking about getting rid of the blue-blooded?

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tuckstar    56
On 11/01/2018 at 02:42, Charic said:

Your right John, July 2018 next one for us. Did not register the OP's location, it's late! 

And even this one will rise already fully eclipsed.

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MarsG76    1,879
12 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I thought you Aussies were thinking about getting rid of the blue-blooded?

True true blue aussies??? Only some of them.... The ones that a neither true or blue....

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Stub Mandrel    6,041
1 hour ago, MarsG76 said:

True true blue aussies??? Only some of them.... The ones that a neither true or blue....

I guess you aren't familiar with 'blue blooded' as a description of the nobility :wink:

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Pete Presland    7,890

Shame about the January eclipse, but the one in July should be excellent to observe weather permitting.  The Moon rises already fully eclipsed, a great photo opportunity! 

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MarsG76    1,879
43 minutes ago, Pete Presland said:

And it might be warm.......

More likely than not.. it will be.

 

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