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Old 02-21-2008, 09:56 AM   #41
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DH and I went outside for what seemed like an eternity. It was very cold and windy. But the moon was gorgeous. There are perks to being married to a Rocket Doctor. He can 'splain the details to his beloved and did.
We kept going inside, then coming back out, lasted longer than we anticipated, wonderful and so beautiful.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:01 AM   #42
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It was a wonderfully clear night here in Mexico.
We watched from beginning to end. We were having dinner with some friends
and had a great view from our table at the resturaunt. Food was delish, company was wonderful and the view to die for. Have I mentioned yet how much I love being here??
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:38 AM   #43
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I watched it through the windows. Clear beautiful night to view it.
Just too darn cold.
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #44
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I was lucky enough to be in Wyoming when the Khoutek comet (?) and the lunar eclipse coincided.
Spent all night on the hood of my Bronco, out on the open range.
Now THAT was a celestial show!

Got lucky with last nights' eclipse; we had scattered clouds. Which was nice, actually; they gave me a break and I like the juxtapositioning of the little white clouds floating past the eclipsing moon...
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:35 PM   #45
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I spent almost an hour just sitting outside watching it. It was cold but worth it.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #46
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I must be wierd, but the neatest thing about the eclipse to me was how it really made me realize that the moon is a big sphere, not a flat disk hanging in the sky.

I mean, I KNOW the moon is a sphere, but that shadow curving across the face really brought out the shape.

Never mind, just goofy, I guess. :)
Not weird or goofy at all. (This from the woman who stood out in the cold explaining God's wonders to the dog! LOL).

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #47
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If any of you guys ever has a chance to see a total solar eclipse do WHATEVER IT TAKES to see it.

I've done it and I guarantee it's the experience of a lifetime.
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:12 PM   #48
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If any of you guys ever has a chance to see a total solar eclipse do WHATEVER IT TAKES to see it.

I've done it and I guarantee it's the experience of a lifetime.
Do you know when and where the next one is going to be? LOL You know what I mean--where it will be able to be viewed.

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Old 02-21-2008, 04:33 PM   #49
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Nothing anywhere near us anytime soon. See this site:

NASA - Solar Eclipse Page


Unlike a lunar eclipse, a total solar eclipse can be seen from only a very narrow band of the earth's surface. Outside this band you can see a partial eclipse over a larger area but even this area is relatively small.

Here's an uncomplicated explanation:

The solar eclipse explained in plain English!
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:22 PM   #50
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I got some pics of it but need to upload them.

The crazy thing, as the last little sliver of light left, leaving the moon nice and red"ish", every dog in our neighborhood started going CRAZY barking and howling.
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