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Blood Moon to Light up Tonight's Sky

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Tonight is one of those nights that makes me glad I'm a night owl because I will have the opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse turn the moon a beautiful shade of red. This "Blood Moon" will be the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses and are unique because there will be no intervening partial lunar eclipses in between them.

    While this is something that that be easily explained by science--the Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and a full moon--many on the religious right insist this is yet another sign of the end times. They say the fact there are no intervening partial lunar eclipses during the series of blood moons shows proves their theory correct this time. I almost feel bad for them. What will they do when the fourth and final eclipse materializes and the world is still spinning?

    Is anyone going to stay up late, or wake up early, to watch the lunar eclipse? It will begin at 12:53 am and the total eclipse will last from 3:06 to 4:24 a.m EST.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    That is very cool. I'm going to have to take a look..... if I remember later on.....
    If anybody finds a good video clip on line, that would be very cool to post it.

    Raining in Central Ohio tonight. Over cast. No celestial stuff is in sight.


  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    At 10pm I'm heading up to the Griffith Park Observatory to see this godless, demonic BLOOD MOON....just kidding, but I really am going. California will get the best look at it
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Had tonight been 500 years ago there would have hundreds of blood sacrifices of humans to appease the gods...thank goodness for science
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Have a nice view here in my backyard in Dallas TX. Should be pretty cool, minus the sudden temperature drop over the last day. Its in the mid 40s.
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    I have nice view from here as well
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    What did everyone think of the show early this morning? I'm posting a couple of links below for those of you who missed it and want to be able to check it out.

    HERE is a time lapse video the eclipse.

    HERE is a much longer raw video of the eclipse
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    I was up but too overcast to see anything in the New England sky.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Thanks jared. It was cool.
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    I would have gone to Griffith Planetarium a few years ago. But I just went into my bedroom with the little skylight
    on the "Blood Moon" night, to check out what, if anything, could be visible. Could not find my big binoculars, so it
    was just a tiny partial light in the sky, much smaller than a penny. Voila' & then I remembered those tiny little
    binoculars that cost $3 as advertized on TV, & dashed back, sitting on the floor & looking straight up. INCREDIBLE.
    The moon looked much bigger (& redder) & suddenly I couid even see Mars, gleaming brightly nearby it. So COOL!!