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Dexter2999
12-21-2010, 01:58 AM
Not as dramatic as what you see on TV or the movies. Basically just turned orange then a little darker. The dramatic part I missed most of because the news reported the eclipse to be at 3:19 but it really started more than hour before when the moon went from full then you watch the shadow travel across the moon.

Tried to shoot video for an hour or so. Hard to track the moon full frame on a crappy tripod. It tracked across frame every three minutes.

I think I was more stunned that there was no one else out looking. Sure it's 3AM but c'mon. It's a once in a lifetime thing and it's free.

FX really have jaded the human race.

UltraViolet
12-21-2010, 02:01 AM
I would of, but sky is cloudy here in Louisville and it rains a bit too :(

Greenlaw
12-21-2010, 02:19 AM
We were disappointed here in Los Angeles. I was really looking forward to it but it's been raining for a couple of days now. Not that I should complain; in recent years it's been so rare for us to get any rain here. :(

JohnMarchant
12-21-2010, 02:22 AM
Did not catch it here but the sky is lovely and clear and has been for the last couple of weeks mostly, but very cold indeed

Dexter2999
12-21-2010, 02:25 AM
Not a cloud in the sky here. In the high 50's low 60's feels like.

JohnMarchant
12-21-2010, 02:29 AM
Not a cloud in the sky here. In the high 50's low 60's feels like.

Guess its beers at your place then mate. Its about -6 here, lots of frost and ice but no snow. If it were summer here it would be lovely but we know that when it is summer it will be raining and cloudy.

Just seen some pics in Australia, its their summer and some places got snow, strange

Captain Obvious
12-21-2010, 02:46 AM
I would of, but sky is cloudy here in Louisville and it rains a bit too :(
Would HAVE! Would of doesn't make any sense.


And it's really cloudy here in London as well.

Dexter2999
12-21-2010, 02:49 AM
I think he meant "would've"

biliousfrog
12-21-2010, 02:52 AM
Too cloudy here...and I was snuggled up in bed. Sure, it's a one-off regarding an eclipse on the winter solstice but I've seen a number of eclipses so I wasn't that bothered, especially as it was still -7 after the sun has risen this morning...brrrr!

wrench
12-21-2010, 06:26 AM
Yup disappointment here as well in Kent since it was a completely covered sky. At lest we only had to get disappointed at 0730 though rather than three in the morning... still only another 466 until another one if it's on the same timetable as the last. :)

B

Dexter2999
12-21-2010, 09:27 AM
For those that couldn't see it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhZWIgUUPZ8&feature=player_embedded

Time lapse footage that looks way better than the crap I shot with my miniDVCAM.
Time lapse and music make it way more interesting than the real deal.

4dartist
12-21-2010, 11:31 AM
It looked beautiful from Houston. It certainly looks more like a orbiting body of rock during the eclipse, super spooky.

Dexter2999
12-21-2010, 11:57 AM
super spooky.
I was watching it thinking "this would be awesome if it was Halloween and around 10PM-Midnight." (Instead of 2-4AM)

crashnburn
12-22-2010, 10:23 AM
Saw it here in Yorkshire, clear sky and -9 at the time.

bazsa73
12-22-2010, 10:41 AM
It's ragnarök time here. The wolf devours the sun. Terrible mood.

erikals
12-22-2010, 10:50 AM
nature does some weird things sometimes :]
skies of Norway :]

http://www.yr.no/nyheter/1.7429983
http://www.yr.no/nyheter/1.7435992
http://www.yr.no/nyheter/1.7404084

virtualcomposer
12-22-2010, 11:06 AM
Not as dramatic as what you see on TV or the movies. Basically just turned orange then a little darker. The dramatic part I missed most of because the news reported the eclipse to be at 3:19 but it really started more than hour before when the moon went from full then you watch the shadow travel across the moon.

Tried to shoot video for an hour or so. Hard to track the moon full frame on a crappy tripod. It tracked across frame every three minutes.

I think I was more stunned that there was no one else out looking. Sure it's 3AM but c'mon. It's a once in a lifetime thing and it's free.

FX really have jaded the human race.

lol, if I wanted to see the lunar eclipse, I would just get in LW and create it at any speed I wanted. :D

JonW
12-27-2010, 02:17 PM
Watched it this time but it was too close to the horizon.

Some photos of the 2007 eclipse.

Skitzo
01-24-2011, 07:18 AM
I really wanted to see it, I even stayed up to watch it, but it was to cloudy where I am. That was a real bummer. I was also planning on recording it so the kids could watch it on TV later. Too bad.
led tv (http://www.hhgregg.com/SubCatalog.asp?CatalogID=648)