Full Lunar Eclipse Tonight - 0330am 16/06/11 AU

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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Hi All,

Just a shoutout to let everyone know there is a full Lunar eclipse tonight. It's a full Moon tonight here in Melbourne so hopefully it should be a good show, and with current ash clouds courtesy of the volcanoes it should make for an even more interesting show - turning the Moon blood red!

Although i am reluctant to wake up that early just for the eclipse.... but nothing beats an eclipse!!





WATCH the moon turn blood red in the twilight hours before dawn tomorrow.
The eclipse begins at 3.25am (AEST) and enters its darkest phase or ‘totality’ at 5.22am (AEST) when the transformation to a blood-red moon should begin.



During an eclipse, light bent through our atmosphere would normally give the moon an orange glow, but the volcanic ash cloud should turn that blood red.

"This is worth getting up early for," said Perry Vlahos, from the Astronomical Society of Victoria.

"I'd bet on a pretty red, blood-red moon."

Full Article (Herald Sun)





Happy viewing peeps
and if anyone has the equipment to capture in HQ on film or video please share!!



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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:25 AM
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Thanks for the thread buddy, i'm from Australia too. Looking forward to it!
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:27 AM
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Early morning for you then!

Break out the coffee



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:30 AM
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will most certainly be watching from adelaide last time i saw one of these it looked like you could reach out and grab the moon very 3 dimensional an awesome sight cant wait



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:30 AM
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Read this from my spaceweather.com EM. Wish I was in your neck of the woods, I am from North America so I won't be able to see this event. Even if I could be able to witness it, we have had some serious rain and cloud issue's, so "You guy's enjoy it!!"


Get some pic's!! Share them with us here on ATS!!

Thanks for sharing!!



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:30 AM
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Kewl

S & F

Will Sydney be able to see it?

If it's visible up here I'll stay up, cross my digits and hope for a break in the clouds.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:31 AM
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What time is the moon eclipse in Europe?

22:13 at night. Netherlands(checked it)
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:31 AM
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Yey!

On my birthday too!

Is that a good sign on what???

worried now....



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:35 AM
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reply to post by BattleFieldPredator
 


Happy Birthday!!

What a good present



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:37 AM
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reply to post by OccamAssassin
 


It should be as long as there is no cloud cover.




Sydney Observatory's acting curator, Andrew Jacob, said ash from volcanic eruptions in Iceland and Chile could deepen the moon's hue during this total lunar eclipse. ''It is likely to be dark, rather than pale red or coppery,'' Dr Jacob said.

The eclipse begins at 3.25am and enters its darkest phase, or totality, at 5.22am. Lasting 100 minutes, it will be the longest lunar eclipse since 2000, because the moon will pass almost through the centre of the Earth's shadow.


The best time to view the lunar eclipse would be between 5.30am and 6.30am (before sunrise in Sydney at 6.58am).

SMH Article



Hope your awake for it!
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:37 AM
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If i can find my camera i will take some photos for the ATS crew.

Is is going to be a start to something new.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:38 AM
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Eclipse path map:


xjubier.free.fr...
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 07:05 AM
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Happy Birthday!
It's my b-day today as well. Although I do wish I could be in Australia to see this event. Don't usually see these things where I am at. Of course, at this time in the US, I wish I could be about ANYwhere else.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 07:09 AM
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Happy Birthday



There will footage online tomorrow, but your right... nothing beats seeing it live.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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i gonna watch this


Illejla eklissi totali tal-qamar

links says..Total Lunar Eclipse



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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I'm beginning to fall asleep... I can make it! Just needa stay awake for one more hour...
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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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It's started.

You can see it live from Dubai or Cyprus for free at SLOOH

eclipse.slooh.com...



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 02:32 PM
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reply to post by berkeleygal
 


I am watching it now...the moon is turning blood red.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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It's so cool.. I like the Dubai view best. The Sun here in Berkeley is beating down on us with a vengence !

Wonder why it glows red/orange and yellow?



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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There is still an hour before the full eclipse...but it would be neat to physically see this moon. A red moon has always interested me.





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