[extropy-chat] The Lunar Eclipse night of 3-4 March ...

Anna Taylor femmechakra at yahoo.ca
Tue Mar 6 00:02:54 UTC 2007

I caught the end of it last night at around 7:30. 

I have been charting the Moon and the Orion
Constellation for about 6 months. I have been 
fascinated since I saw the most breathtaking view of
the Orion right outside my kitchen window in Nov 2005.

I'm still rather new at sky watching and haven't
figured out what the charts could represent but I am
rather dazzled by what I have observed.

Just a quick thanks, I love it when you give a head's

--- Amara Graps <amara at amara.com> wrote:

> .. was glorious!
> Here: An amateur German astronomy group with
> professional pictures,
> "Live" from the event:
> My small experiment with a "Canon Powershot" digital
> camera (heh!)
> http://amara.com/luneclipse/
> Compare an image from the folks with the
> professional equipment:
> with an image from my handy digital that is not
> designed for such photography
> http://amara.com/luneclipse/IMG_5289_cropped.jpg
> Ok, you laugh, but at least the lunar maria is
> correct, true?
> Samantha, now I know what all of those settings do. 
> :-)
> Did any of you see it? The professional and amateur
> astronomy groups are
> always aware about things like this, but there was
> no indication that
> anyone in my town was aware about it. I almost never
> watch TV, so I
> don't know if it was a TV news item.
> In total I've seen four lunar eclipses from my flat
> in my town, 4 x
> 4 hours = 16 hours of eclipsing, with people walking
> around below my
> apartment building, and with 100 other apartments
> with terraces looking
> in the same direction as mine, and I never saw a
> single person looking
> UP or from their terraces at the glorious spectacle
> of the eclipsed Moon
> occurring over their heads. How difficult can it be
> to look at the Moon?
> I'm a misfit here.
> Amara
> -- 
> Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
> INAF Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario
> (IFSI), Roma, ITALIA
> Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science
> Institute (PSI), Tucson
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