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obi
05-16-2003, 01:11 AM
Hey guys! Tonights the night, in case you didn't know, that the Moon shall be Eclipsed!!!!

It's the first time it's happened since 1999, and I'm standing by with my digital camera to take snapshots! I'll post them when it happens. Right now, the moon is just one big, huge, blob.

It will change, though, and be guarenteed, I will watch it in admiration with my camera!

So uh, anyone else excited about this, or am I the only dork here?

-=DarkZero=-
05-16-2003, 01:16 AM
MY MOM was freaking about it, but I just put music on so I couldnt hear her

Sivy
05-16-2003, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by obi-wan13

or am I the only dork here?

that depends....I’m I under oath? :P


i look forward to seeing your pics though :)

btw, this must be your first thread since 1953 isn't it? :D

obi
05-16-2003, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by Sivy B


btw, this must be your first thread since 1953 isn't it? :D

:p

I have one pic already of it starting, but the darn clouds came in and covered it up! :mad:

Hopefully, they'll blow away in the next few minutes.

obi
05-16-2003, 02:26 AM
All right guys, the clouds ruined pretty much everything I had planned, but I managed to take these last two snapshots. They aren't that great, but it is still a wonder to look at. :)

obi
05-16-2003, 02:27 AM
Last pic, and I'm done. If anyone else has any pics they have of this event, please, share!

Here is a link to a story about it: http://www.augustachronicle.com/stories/051503/met_172-5688.002.shtml

Father Torque
05-16-2003, 02:32 AM
I didnt know the eclipse was tonight:o

In-fact I havent said the word eclipse for like 3 years:eek:

BCanr2d2
05-16-2003, 11:25 AM
Oh Damn, I thought it was about Revelations, and the seven signs of the end of the world.....

It's only an eclipse, what a let down...

STTCT
05-16-2003, 11:45 AM
I think obi's just having fun w/ his flashlight again....


;)

greedo626
05-16-2003, 11:47 AM
it was raining here all night:rolleyes: . we couldn't see anything:(

Darth Groovy
05-16-2003, 11:49 AM
Actually, those ARE good shots Obi, I had forgeten about the whole eclipse thing... besides the midwest is also covered in clouds right now, so I feel your pain. Those are VERY good photos though, no matter who tells you what. ;)

Die Another Day
05-16-2003, 02:42 PM
Hey, nice pictures, Obi-Wan! No, really, I agree with Darth Groovy... those ARE good shots.

The last time I got all worked up about something like this was the total eclipse of the sun, way back in (I can't remember, hang on...) I don't know when. But here in England, everyone used it as an excuse to party and listen to loud music. I think that's about the time my hearing went... pardon?

Well done Obi-Wan. And you are NOT a dork... you are Professor Xavier.

obi
05-16-2003, 03:00 PM
Thanks for the support, guys! I wish the clouds weren't soerratic, but they were. I wanted to get an awesome shot of the red moon, but the clouds didn't permit me to. :(

Oh well, mother nature is still interesting!

@Bcan: Revelations is where I got the name for the thread :p

@Groovy: Thanks for the kind words!

@Die Another Die: I don't know about the sun thing, but I wish I could've seen it!

@STTCT: haha. not my flashlight, it was the moon. Really. :p

SkinWalker
05-16-2003, 03:29 PM
Man, was I ticked off! Dallas was covered in a blanket of clouds and we couldn't see anything! :mad:

Well, maybe I'll catch the one in November.

I did see the partial Solar Eclipse last year (Feb 2002?)... but I still have difficulty focusing on objects up close :p Guess I wasn't supposed to look too long.

(Actually, I held a piece of paper up against the side of my van and used a hole in it to focus the image on the vehicle's flat side.... )

ZBomber
05-16-2003, 06:57 PM
Lol, I knew about it. But I forgot to watch... ^_^

TheJackal
05-16-2003, 07:50 PM
I ment to take pictures of it too but I only got to see the moon in a yellow-ish hue.

Guess there isnt enough polution up here in Canada for us to see it go red. Only US residents got to witness the moon bleed.


jk :p

If the pictures I took are nice, I'll scan them after I get them back from the film develloper and then afterwards upload them to my web site for all of you to see.



In the mean time, I found this picture by someone else:

http://images.deviantart.com/large/photography/photosky/Lunar_Eclipse_Telescope_View.jpg

(link to web page) (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/1918176)

Skate Boy
05-17-2003, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the pics, obi. I wanted to see it, I went outside even, but too many clouds here.:(

Jed
05-17-2003, 03:52 PM
Very nice pics Obi. I wasn't able to see it because I was forced to go to bed before it started. :(

obi
05-17-2003, 04:09 PM
I hate you guys missed it. :( It was awesome, from what I seen. :(