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#1    Insanity

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 11:34 PM

October 2014 has both a total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse occurring.

Lunar Eclipse of October 8, 2014.
A total lunar eclipse will take place on October 8, 2014.  It will be visible over North America, the Pacific, Australia, and east Asia.  The planet Uranus will be near opposition (Opposition on October 7, 2014) during the eclipse, just over a degrees south of the eclipsed moon, and at magnitude 5.7 bright enough to identify in binoculars.  The next lunar eclipse visible in North America will be April 4, 2015.
The eclipse will begin at 8:15 UTC with the greatest eclipse at 10:54 UTC and end at 13:33 UTC.
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Map showing visibility.

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Animation of lunar eclipse appearance.

Information taken from Wikipedia and NASA.
http://en.wikipedia....4_lunar_eclipse
http://eclipse.gsfc....ml#LE2014Oct08T

Solar Eclipse of October 23, 2014.
A partial solar eclipse will occur on October 23, 2014.  The center of the Moon’ shadow will pass over the north pole, missing the Earth, but a partial eclipse will be visible before sunset for most of North America and at sunrise in eastern Russia.  Eastern North America will have the best viewing of the eclipse.  The next solar eclipse visible in North America is August 21, 2017.
The eclipse will begin at 19:37 UTC with the greatest eclipse at 21:45 UTC and end at 23:51 UTC.
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Map showing visibility for North America and eastern Russia.

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Animated path of the eclipse.

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Simulated greatest partiality just before sunset.

Information taken from Wikipedia and NASA.
http://en.wikipedia....ctober_23,_2014
http://eclipse.gsfc....ml#SE2014Oct23P

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 03:27 AM

There was much discussion a few months ago by Christians (primarily) about a tetrad of "blood moons" and the historical portent they have meant in past.  Of course the non believers immediately poo pooed the discussion but lo and behold Israel finds itself in a major bloodletting within 6 months of the first one.  Now we are approaching the second.  Curious to see what else may be in store.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:36 PM

Thanks, for the heads up.  We usually start having clearer skies in Oct in Florida, than we do now.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:12 PM

Great graphics you rounded up Insanity, thanks!

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 12:51 PM

Took some photos of the eclipse using an Olympus E-510 DSLR on a tripod.  Most of the time I was allowing the camera to auto focus while manually setting the f/stop, exposure time, and ISO speed.  All photos were at f/8 and ISO 400.

At my locale, the time for events were.
P1: Penumbral begins: 4:16 AM
U1: Partial begins: 5:15 AM
U2: Total begins: 6:25 AM
Greatest Eclipse: 6:55 AM

Around 7:00 AM is when the sky started to brighten in the east.  The eclipsed moon was setting in the west where there is some city glow, had a difficult time getting good photos at this time but did get a few.

3:57 AM, 1/2000 sec.  About 20 minutes before the eclipse began.
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4:41 AM, 1/2000 sec.  A little over a half hour after the eclipse began.
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Both of these are just prior to the moon entering the umbra.
5:13 AM, 1/1000 sec.
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5:14 AM, 1/500 sec.
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This is a few minutes prior to totality begins.
6:22 AM, 1 sec.
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6:22 AM, 2 sec.
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6:28 AM, 2 sec.  A few minutes into totality.
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7:01 AM, 5 sec.  A few minutes past the greatest eclipse.  You can see the sky is a bit brighter.
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Posted 08 October 2014 - 09:39 PM

I caught the eclipse leaving for work this morning at 6:19am EST. Pretty freaking cool.

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 10:21 PM

Uploaded several more to imgur album.
http://imgur.com/a/1iH2l#0

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 11:13 PM

View PostInsanity, on 08 October 2014 - 10:21 PM, said:

Uploaded several more to imgur album.
http://imgur.com/a/1iH2l#0

Those are great photos Insanity, thanks for sharing

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Posted Today, 01:29 PM

Unfortunately due to local weather clouding the skies up literally minutes before the greatest was to begin, I could not get any photos or even be able to observe the eclipse.

I did a get few of the sun prior, will review those and perhaps post them.  There was a grouping of sunspots visible.

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