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#1    Kevin K

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

Solar eclipse today :)


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

Do you mean this?

Thousands gather for Australia solar eclipse

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-20307900

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:37 PM



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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Its raining today.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

View PostHilander, on 13 November 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:

Its raining today.

Doesn't matter cuz you're not in Australia. :P

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

I was born during a solar eclipse . I have to go buy a lotto ticket now .

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

I had the chance to observe the May 20th solar eclipse over North America (where I lived: 75% of the sun was eclipsed in the late afternoon), so I wish the best of luck for Australia viewing theirs (safely) with the right equipment to prevent damage to the eyes.

Simbi, my birthdate was a day before a total solar eclipse though wasn't visible over North America, according to astronomical records. I should blow $5 on a lotto ticket to see if I'm able to win anything. :clap:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 13 November 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:

Doesn't matter cuz you're not in Australia. :P
I knew it was in Australia I just said that because all he said was there's a solar eclipse today like more information didn't matter.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

One of our sons and his friends is now North of Cairns, for the total eclipse. I'm trying to ring his mobile-cell phone, but he's not answering. The weather seems to be good for viewing (going by Google), and here is an article about the eclipse, as viewed from Cairns.


Tourists flock to Queensland for Cairns' first total eclipse since 710AD
Thousands of people are heading to Queensland in the hope of seeing a two-minute solar eclipse in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The eclipse is expected to begin at 05.45 in the far north of the Australian state, with totality occurring at 06.38 on November 14 (20.38 GMT on November 13).

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

Well I'm in New Zealand and right now about 75% of the sun is Ecipsed..

It's pretty cool, I didn't epect to see it here as it's totality will be Cairns & Australia..

Quite a gloomy/airy lack of light though.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 13 November 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

Well I'm in New Zealand and right now about 75% of the sun is Ecipsed..

It's pretty cool, I didn't epect to see it here as it's totality will be Cairns & Australia..

Quite a gloomy/airy lack of light though.
An experience to remember, I would think. :tu:


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

View PostProfessor T, on 13 November 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

Well I'm in New Zealand and right now about 75% of the sun is Ecipsed..

It's pretty cool, I didn't epect to see it here as it's totality will be Cairns & Australia..

Quite a gloomy/airy lack of light though.

I experienced the August 11 1999 from London, where there was 96% totality. I was then lucky enough to experience totality during the 21 June 2001 eclipse from Northern Zimbabwe.

It is difficult to explain just how massive the difference between even 99% and 100% is to someone that hasn't experienced a total solar eclipse. Totality is indescribably beautiful. The solar corona is only visible at totality and gives an eerie colour to the sky. It is an amazing and moving site. I would urge anyone that has a chance to experience totality to do so.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

View PostKarlis, on 13 November 2012 - 09:29 PM, said:

An experience to remember, I would think. :tu:

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 13 November 2012 - 09:35 PM, said:

I experienced the August 11 1999 from London, where there was 96% totality. I was then lucky enough to experience totality during the 21 June 2001 eclipse from Northern Zimbabwe.

It is difficult to explain just how massive the difference between even 99% and 100% is to someone that hasn't experienced a total solar eclipse. Totality is indescribably beautiful. The solar corona is only visible at totality and gives an eerie colour to the sky. It is an amazing and moving site. I would urge anyone that has a chance to experience totality to do so.

Yeah, it's deffinately an experience to remember, even though this one is i think only about 80% totallity, what I've found rather striking is that the light on my skin is cold.. The absence of warmth in the light makes one appreciate the sun a little more doesn't it.. quite a few sunspots too, but I can't be bothered getting the telescope out, looking through the filter is fun enough without looking for pominences..

The only total eclipse I've experienced was on a day when it was poaring with rain.. that wasn't much fun at all.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:35 AM

I would love to witness totality, but Cairns was a bit far north for me. I was very excited, had alarms set for the last 6 months. This morning the family had breakfast outside with welding masks on.

I bet we were quite a sight. Very good view through the welding masks though.

Last time I was around for one of these was when I was my daughters age in primary school. Been waiting a while for this one.

I loved seeing outside get bright, dim down, and then brighten up again. It's like a snooze alarm morning.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 13 November 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

Well I'm in New Zealand and right now about 75% of the sun is Ecipsed..

It's pretty cool, I didn't epect to see it here as it's totality will be Cairns & Australia..

Quite a gloomy/airy lack of light though.

You did well, I am on the Gold Coast and we got about 80%, but it looked a little less to me. Maybe 75%.

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