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    Total Lunar Eclipse

    Anyone watching this tonight? At 10:44pm GMT the Moon will be aligned with the Earth and Sun, causing a total lunar eclipse.

    We have a full moon and cloudless sky here, I'll post some photos if they come out well enough!

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    thanks matt. haven't had a break in the clouds since 10 this morning. and doesn't look they'll let up until late tomorrow, if that. so i'll have to use the old internet to see this one. hope your picks come out good!!!

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    me! here in italy we are at.. 1/3 now..

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    About halfway here now!
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    Wish I had a decent camera with a huge zoom on it! I don't think my crappy IXUS 400 will cut it!!!
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    Wow, thats cool! It's just a dull orange.

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    just come in from watching it - its in total ecilpse now - watched it as it came upto it so dont think i'll bother waiting for it to come out the otherside

    cool though - shame cant take a pic of it though =/ - need a long exposure and proballya tripod rigged to track the moons movement or it would streak

    anyway cool stuff

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    http://www.tribbeck.com/misc/DSCF2368resaved.JPG is the last picture I was able to take - unfortunately, there's a bit of camera shake (I'm using an old Fuji Finepix S5000; have been meaning to buy a new camera though).

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    Call me stupid, but what on earth is the difference between a new moon and a lunar eclipse?
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    A new moon is when the moon is between the earth and the sun, so the sun's rays are on the bit of the moon we can't see.

    A lunar eclipse is when the earth is between the moon and the sun, where the earth blocks the sun's rays. Lunar eclipses only happen when it's a full moon.

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    hey thats not a bad pic - i didn't think just a ordinary camera would take a good photo so i didn't evne bother trying =/ - ah well lession learn for what the next one comes along ( probally in about 20 years or so )

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    I didn't think it'd come out either - but if you don't try...

    Next one on Western Europe's in February 2008, so not long to wait. Problem is it'll be 03:00 GMT...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6411991.stm

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    also almsot certainly be cloudy in scotland =)

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    Nice capture. Just in from the pub when it's about half way back out. I managed to catch it at full eclipse though with a pint of Landlord in my hand. Wish I had taken some pics now. It's rare we get such a clear night.
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    can see why this astonished and amazed people in medieval and earlier times. it still amazes us now and we know exactly the why's and how comes. imagine seeing this from the stand point of not knowing why that weird gray thing in the sky suddenly disappeared or got a impressive halo around it.

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