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What kind of astronomical events have you seen lately?

Postby Sandy » November 14th, 2016, 8:33 pm

As we may have all heard, last nights full moon was to be the largest supermoon in ages and lucky for me I got to see it. I also saw the meteor showers this August and saw a blood moon last fall, along with the lunar eclipse that happened simultaneously with the blood moon. Neat stuff that's not seen too often is always a thrill to see. So what have you seen lately in the cosmos?
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Postby akemikae » November 14th, 2016, 9:59 pm

A few years back I witnessed a solar eclipse. It was lucky timing, cause I was simply getting out of my car and caught it happening. It was really cool looking.
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Postby Sandy » November 14th, 2016, 10:40 pm

Those are very fascinating to see. I remember seeing a partial eclipse about twenty years ago while attending community college. It was around lunch time and I recall stepping outside, since it was warm out, to see it. Mom taught me how to view the eclipse through a reflection in a tub of water because looking right into it would damage your eyes. That was a really cool day at school. Makes me want to buy a telescope.
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Re: What kind of astronomical events have you seen lately?

Postby NFNRstudios » April 8th, 2017, 8:38 pm

I think there's supposed to be a solar eclipse this year on August 21st. It's a total eclipse and will be visible from most American states (Southeasten states will probably have the best view tho)
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Re: What kind of astronomical events have you seen lately?

Postby The_Hankerchief » April 9th, 2017, 4:03 pm

I'm a pretty avid sky watcher (when the weather is good--damn clouds); I got into it while I was in Alaska, and (again, when the weather is good), down here in Montana, there's a lot of areas devoid of light pollution that make for good viewing. Last summer, I caught the Perseid meteor shower, and I've also seen a solar eclipse, a blood moon, a strawberry moon, caught the Milky Way, and I view the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) on a regular basis, when they appear (as long as the weather is good).
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Postby Muntyc0re » May 16th, 2017, 4:59 am

3 years ago I saw meteor rain, it was so beautiful
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Postby Muntyc0re » January 29th, 2018, 9:31 am

31Jan will be Blue Moon don't miss this event!
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Postby UrbanMysticDee » January 29th, 2018, 8:48 pm

I got a picture of the partial solar eclipse last year. I manufactured a filter for my crap camera and stood under a blanket in the blistering heat to get that picture.
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