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    First Blue blood moon since 1866 today!

    People from Moscow, via Sydney, to Washington DC will be given a rare celestial treat on Wednesday as three lunar phenomena coincide. Weather permitting, of course.

    A blue moon (a second full moon in a calendar month), a super moon (when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it bigger and brighter) and a blood moon (a moment during an eclipse when the moon appears red) will all coincide for the first time since 1866.


    When to see it
    If you live in the US, you will be able to see the eclipse – and the celestial trifecta – on Wednesday morning, just before the moon sets.

    For those on the US east coast, the eclipse will start just before sunrise at 5.51am US ET, when the super blue moon will begin turning red. It will happen at 4.51am CT and those on the west coast can see it at 2.51am.
    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.t...-lunar-eclipse

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    Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Bangkok


    Begins: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 18:08


    Maximum: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 20:29 1.32 Magnitude


    Ends: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 23:08



    Dusk is at 6:40 pm today and it is a very clear sky today in Chiang Mai.

    Duration: 5 hours

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    Watching it from our garden at the moment. The full moon is gradually being eaten by something not 100% dark and with a slightly ragged edge. About half gone now. Locals are setting of fireworks all around.

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    Of course a pale comparisOn with

    CHIANGMAINOON

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    Good night for West Brom to beat Citeh then.

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    It's starting.

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    A little less shaky. I went and got a pair of socks to rest the camera on.

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    Ferk...that's not less shaky. Sorry.

    Ferk...now the mrs has gone to bed and she's the camera expert. I started pressing buttons and switching dials, now I can't get the damn thing to focus.
    She had it all set up for me to point and shoot.
    Bugger.
    Got a nice steady resting place too.
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    Watching it now. Turning very red.

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    Blue moon? Looks as red as Manchester

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    Also the eclipse is starting. Well cool.

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    Lots of partying going on around here. Music and fireworks over this red moon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Lots of partying going on around here. Music and fireworks over this red moon.
    The old lady next door went and started talking to all the papaya trees and patting them.

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    Feeling for lottery numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    The old lady next door went and started talking to all the papaya trees and patting them.
    My missus is out talking to the mango trees.

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    One of my neighbors just asked me if it would effect the weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    One of my neighbors just asked me if it would effect the weather.
    I trust you assured her it'll ll turn out lovely in the Land of Smiles as heaven nintendoed
    Last edited by david44; 31-01-2018 at 08:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    My missus is out talking to the mango trees.
    My missus had a quick look then went to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    It's starting.

    That’s pretty good. I tried with the IPAD camera but too much contrast.

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    Wheres Lulu and his fisher price scope pics?

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    ^ Abuja?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Lots of partying going on around here. Music and fireworks over this red moon.
    Drizzled down here from sundown.

    I hope the spectacle lived up to the hype.

    Looked cool from the images thus far.





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    Perth in Western Australia probably was a good spot to watch it from.

    Much of the populated areas of Australia was shrouded in cloud.

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    This is the moon outside my house Now, few clouds but nothing exciting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    That’s pretty good. I tried with the IPAD camera but too much contrast
    It would have been quite good. Mrs set the camera up and told me I can't take the photo just holding the camera because the exposure was too long.
    So I propped it on a neighbour's clothes rack, but it was a bit rickety and moved when I pressed the button.

    ^ Did you take that Tizme? It's superb. The photo, I mean. Very artistic.
    The shadow is superb too.

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