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Partial Lunar Eclipse - Right Now!
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36254 posts
Step outside, look up and marvel! From a mate on Facebook: "There's a partial lunar eclipse visible from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, & Perth happening right NOW - it will be visible until about 10 pm."

Wikipedia has a whole entry devoted to it:
A partial lunar eclipse is currently taking place. The south part of the moon has entered the umbra and will be about one third covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The portion of the moon within the penumbral shadow will be significantly dimmed. The portion of the moon inside the umbral shadow will only be illuminated by sunlight refracted through the Earth's atmosphere, thus much dimmer, and having a reddish hue.


I'm going to steal his photo because it's awesome:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/476853_562543223898_148522136_o.jpg
08:58pm 04/06/12 Permalink
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WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
226 posts
Aye, just went out and saw it, sadly my camera didn't give any kind of image worth looking at :(
09:04pm 04/06/12 Permalink
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demon
Brisbane, Queensland
6855 posts
yeh been going out for a look every 15mins or so.
i should have set up a camera for some time lapse but cbf'd! :f
09:12pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20008 posts
09:41pm 04/06/12 Permalink
redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
799 posts
I took a couple of pics, WTF is this green thing in front?

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2153/19777141431054600053489.jpg
09:55pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20009 posts
lens flare
09:56pm 04/06/12 Permalink
redhat
Sydney, New South Wales
800 posts
I reckon its swamp gas reflecting off venus.
09:59pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
20010 posts
more like gas from uranus.

ho ho ho
10:00pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
4906 posts
Why do I need to step outside again? There's a handy picture of the eclipse in this thread. ;)
10:02pm 04/06/12 Permalink
Herron
Brisbane, Queensland
125 posts
I tried a shot as well - only caught it with 10mins to go though

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5199729/_MG_2867-1.jpg
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