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Lunar Eclipse Next Tuesday Morning

CowboyNeal posted about 7 years ago | from the mooninites-are-excellent-spellers dept.

Space 50

Raver32 writes "Tuesday morning, Aug. 28 brings us the second total lunar eclipse of 2007. Those living in the Western Hemisphere and eastern Asia will be able to partake in at least some of this sky show. The very best viewing region for viewing this eclipse will fall across the Pacific Rim, including the West Coast of the United States and Canada, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand and eastern Australia. All these places will be able to see the complete eclipse from start to finish. Europeans will miss out on the entire show, as the Moon will be below the horizon during their mid and late morning hours."

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JEWS! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20353531)

...caused the lunar apocalypse next Tuesday morning!

Not called "Devil's Coffin" for nothing (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20353543)

Not called "Devil's Coffin" for nothing. Way too many panhandlers to boot.

Protection (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20353615)

Remember to wear the proper lunar eclipse eye protection, you wouldn't want your eyes burnt out by the terrible blinding light of the eclipsed moon.

I'm prophet doesn't work for F.B.I. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20370689)

At 06:00 AM 28th-August-2007, it will have an intensive earthquake in the Gran Manhattan de la Manzana Podrida in New York City.

The massive evacuation will be necessary until leaving it desert.

At 07:00 AM 29th-August-2007, the earthquake will finish.





Most of the highest buildings they will be demolished and reduced to rubbish.

I'm Sanctimonious Anonymous Prophet.

Danger! Apocalipsis de La Luna Roja! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20370877)

"Apocalipsis 6:12 Miré cuando abrió el sexto sello, y he aquí hubo un gran terremoto; y el sol se puso negro como tela de cilicio, y la luna se volvió toda como sangre." pics/LunarEclipsePan.jpg []

* Joel 3, 4: "El sol se cambiará en tinieblas y la luna en sangre, antes de la venida del Día de Yahveh, grande y terrible".
* Apocalipsis 6, 12: "Y seguí viendo. Cuando abrió el sexto sello se produjo un violento terremoto: y el sol se puso negro como un paño de crin, y la luna toda como sangre" content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=5 []

Iros al campo y refugiaos de los peligros de las altas y grandes piedras de Israel!!!

Por El Amor de Dios!!!
Dios Mio!!!
Por El Amor de Dios!!!
Dios Mio!!!

Well I'm bummed! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20353633)

I'm in Upstate New York and probably won't even get a hint that this is happening. Shucks!

Eclipses are not natural! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20353635)

They're caused by the Bush Administration - Don Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney have hired Halliburton to mine the moon for oil.

They're going to use the money they get to invade Mars. The "mission to Mars" is the cover story for the invasion preparations.

Hahaha (5, Funny)

Soporific (595477) | about 7 years ago | (#20353645)

Finally, I can emerge from the basement and be truly safe from the destructive natural light!


Poor Europeans (2, Funny)

iPaige (834088) | about 7 years ago | (#20353663)

First the expensive, crippled PS3 launch.

Then the iPhone exclusive..

And now this!

...proud to be an american somedays...(or an..eastern asian..)

This time you're the one's who are late (1)

Don_dumb (927108) | about 7 years ago | (#20360081)

Actually we had our eclipse back in March you see []
The moon still hasn't got the capacity for worldwide releases.

Video simulations (5, Interesting)

E-Lad (1262) | about 7 years ago | (#20353673)

I made two video simulations of the eclipse - on as it would be seen from Burning Man (which is happening next week, 2 hours northeast of Reno, Nevada) and one with the vantage point being the moon itself. Videos were made using Starry Night Pro (on a Mac, of course!)

Video 1: As it will be from Burning Man []
Video 2: If you were on the moon []

Both are H264, no sound.

Re:Video simulations (5, Funny)

skeeto (1138903) | about 7 years ago | (#20353725)

I also found a picture [] of what the eclipse will look like.

Re:Video simulations (1, Interesting)

biocute (936687) | about 7 years ago | (#20353759)

Nice try, but not this time, because "....Enough of this light reaches the Moon to give it a faint orange or reddish glow even when it's totally eclipsed."

Re:Video simulations (1)

E-Lad (1262) | about 7 years ago | (#20353777)

The reddish glow comes from the sunlight being diffracted through earth's atmosphere.

Re:Video simulations (1)

bmcent1 (598227) | about 7 years ago | (#20355485)

Very cool. Thanks!

Re:Video simulations (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20357521)

Both are H264, no sound
no sound!!!!

omg! you can't be serious!

honestly, we all know from movies that big things in space make BIG noises. I really am ashamed that you couldn't put forward that extra little bit of effort...

Re:Video simulations (1)

Trogre (513942) | about 7 years ago | (#20368007)

Nice. You can see a similar effect if you apt-get install stellarium.

The "Moon": A Ridiculous Liberal Myth (5, Funny)

goldspider (445116) | about 7 years ago | (#20353739)

It amazes me that so many allegedly "educated" people have fallen so quickly and so hard for a fraudulent fabrication of such laughable proportions. The very idea that a gigantic ball of rock happens to orbit our planet, showing itself in neat, four-week cycles -- with the same side facing us all the time -- is ludicrous. Furthermore, it is an insult to common sense and a damnable affront to intellectual honesty and integrity. That people actually believe it is evidence that the liberals have wrested the last vestiges of control of our public school system from decent, God-fearing Americans (as if any further evidence was needed! Daddy's Roommate? God Almighty!)

Documentaries such as Enemy of the State have accurately portrayed the elaborate, byzantine network of surveillance satellites that the liberals have sent into space to spy on law-abiding Americans. Equipped with technology developed by Handgun Control, Inc., these satellites have the ability to detect firearms from hundreds of kilometers up. That's right, neighbors .. the next time you're out in the backyard exercising your Second Amendment rights, the liberals will see it! These satellites are sensitive enough to tell the difference between a Colt .45 and a .38 Special! And when they detect you with a firearm, their computers cross-reference the address to figure out your name, and then an enormous database housed at Berkeley is updated with information about you.

Of course, this all works fine during the day, but what about at night? Even the liberals can't control the rotation of the Earth to prevent nightfall from setting in (only Joshua was able to ask for that particular favor!) That's where the "moon" comes in. Powered by nuclear reactors, the "moon" is nothing more than an enormous balloon, emitting trillions of candlepower of gun-revealing light. Piloted by key members of the liberal community, the "moon" is strategically moved across the country, pointing out those who dare to make use of their God-given rights at night!

Yes, I know this probably sounds paranoid and preposterous, but consider this. Despite what the revisionist historians tell you, there is no mention of the "moon" anywhere in literature or historical documents -- anywhere -- before 1950. That is when it was initially launched. When President Josef Kennedy, at the State of the Union address, proclaimed "We choose to go to the moon", he may as well have said "We choose to go to the weather balloon." The subsequent faking of a "moon" landing on national TV was the first step in a long history of the erosion of our constitutional rights by leftists in this country. No longer can we hide from our government when the sun goes down.

Au Contraire (1)

alexj33 (968322) | about 7 years ago | (#20354081)

Wait justa cotton-pickin minute...

The last I heard was that it's all Bush's fault that the moon only has one side facing the earth at all times! It of course has to somehow be connected to invading other countries and taking their oil, and it increases Global Warming(TM). Therefore, it must be connected to the destruction of Air America, and makes kids go hungry and causes hurricanes in the Atlantic. It is a well known fact that the moon's behavior also increases racism. Those NeoCons are at it again!

Re:The "Moon": A Ridiculous Liberal Myth (1)

jagdish (981925) | about 7 years ago | (#20359257)

If darkness is outlawed, then only Outlaws will roam in darkness.

Western Hemisphere? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20353767)

WTF is the "Western Hemisphere" if it doesn't include Europe?

Re:Western Hemisphere? (2, Informative)

bidule (173941) | about 7 years ago | (#20354409)

Technically, western hemisphere includes Ireland, Portugal, Senegal, Liberia, etc. In fact, anything west of the Greenwich meridian. Practically, it is the Americas.

Re:Western Hemisphere? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20355567)

Please tell us you're not an American. If you're, and old enough, DO NOT VOTE.

Re:Western Hemisphere? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20356433)

The Western Hemisphere is everything west of the Greenwich Meridian, all the way to the International Date Line.
Therefore it exludes most of europe, except for parts of Spain and Britain, and Portugal and Eire.

Re:Western Hemisphere? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20362681)

There are Northern and Southern Hemispheres as you can see on a map but Western and Eastern?

They do not make sense.

Damn Moon.. (1)

LilWolf (847434) | about 7 years ago | (#20353825)

..discriminating against Europeans with its grand show. See you in court!

Re:Damn Moon.. (1)

GiMP (10923) | about 7 years ago | (#20355207)

Yeah, but Europeans get cheap flights to Africa. Thats how I saw the lunar eclipse earlier this year -- I flew from Poland to Egypt! (of course, not just to see the lunar eclipse, I had a nice vacation too!)

Remember folks (5, Funny)

squiggleslash (241428) | about 7 years ago | (#20353885)

This is not a solar eclipse. In a solar eclipse, the Moon stands directly between the Earth and the Sun, blocking the view of the Sun. Whereas in a lunar eclipse, the Sun stands directly between the Earth and the Moon, blocking your view of the Moon.

Which also means it's going to be very, very, hot on Tuesday morning.

Re:Remember folks (2, Informative)

freeweed (309734) | about 7 years ago | (#20354109)

Whereas in a lunar eclipse, the Sun stands directly between the Earth and the Moon, blocking your view of the Moon.

Which also means it's going to be very, very, hot on Tuesday morning.


Is this another post that should be modded Funny, but people are feeling generous with karma?

The earth is going to be direcly between the sun and the moon, in case anyone's still not sure as to how this works.

Re:Remember folks (4, Funny)

bazorg (911295) | about 7 years ago | (#20355001)

could you please explain how the turtles were piled up to create that effect?

Event canceled (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20354327)

The Society of Humans Against Discrimination Of Werewolves (SHADOW) filed an official complaint against the second full moon in a year that's being unproperly withheld from its members.

The first court of Tuscaloosa, Alabama therefore decided to forbid the entity called Eclipse [] to go through with this manifestation.

Re:Event canceled (2, Interesting)

zippthorne (748122) | about 7 years ago | (#20354723)

That brings up an extremely important question: do warewolves, in fact, transform on eclipse nights? The moon is actually as full as it's ever going to be right before the eclipse, and only a few minutes are spent in total darkness.

Re:Event canceled (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20355013)

Please check the FAQ before asking these questions. Lunar eclipse can only happen when the moon is full, so of course this question has been asked (and answered!) numerous times. I will now lock this thread.

Re:Event canceled (1)

aqk (844307) | about 7 years ago | (#20359401)

>That brings up an extremely important question: do warewolves, in fact, transform on eclipse nights?

That depends- are you referring to hardwarewolves or softwarewolves?
The latter transform on almost any night when plied with sufficient Cola and Pizza in their parent's dank (and presumably dark) basement.

Best Viewing Places in Hawaii? (1)

sgtron (35704) | about 7 years ago | (#20354871)

Anyone know where the best viewing places in Hawaii would be?

Re:Best Viewing Places in Hawaii? (5, Funny)

Rarb (1033684) | about 7 years ago | (#20355009)

Yes, outdoors.

Re:Best Viewing Places in Hawaii? (1)

Hortense Yaya (954830) | about 7 years ago | (#20355395)

From the penthouse of the best hotel.

Tagging the topic (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20354973)

You forgot to tag it with pinkfloyd.

Better coverage at NASA's eclipse page (4, Informative)

crumley (12964) | about 7 years ago | (#20355103)

There is better coverage of this eclipse [] and others at NASA's eclipse page [] .

Move along. (2, Funny)

PPH (736903) | about 7 years ago | (#20355105)

No moon to see here.

Our turn! (3, Insightful)

spaceyhackerlady (462530) | about 7 years ago | (#20355231)

The March eclipse was over by moonrise here, but I will be in good shape for the August one. Except that totality is around 0300 local time. :-(

It's quite the show watching Earth's shadow creep across the moon, with the colour contrast betwen the greyish-white moon and Earth's copper-coloured shadow. And, unlike a solar eclipse, you can take your time. The last couple of lunar eclipses here have been relatively bright. The one I saw from Toronto in 2000 [] was dark, with the moon replaced by this dark, burned-out ash thing in the sky. Quite the sight!

I've only seen one total solar eclipse (29 March 2006 [] , from Turkey). Unlike lunar eclipses, something deep inside us freaks out when the sun goes out during the day. It rattled us, and we knew what was happening; it must have scared the crap out of our ancestors.


Re:Our turn! (1)

ACDChook (665413) | about 7 years ago | (#20361701)

Likewise, I remember as a kid when we watched a lunar eclipse, and the moon went a fairly vibrant red colour. It was interesting, but not really unsettling. However, when we watched the total solar eclipse here (Geraldton, Western Australia) back in 2000 (I think), when the gloom settled over everything, it was somehow just unnerving, despite knowing what was coming.

Score -5 (Off topic) Abusive websites (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20355253)

Can we stop linking to websites that abuse people with multiple popup's, like Yeah I know your argument.. "you should be using a popup blocker." Well, I shouldn't have to. The stance hold just as much logic as expecting one to revisit a website that is trying to force a trojan on the patron. Well "you should be using a trojan blocker."

Re:Score -5 (Off topic) Abusive websites (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20356673)

Likewise, your stance holds just as much logic as complaining about sunburns after staying in the sun for seven hours without wearing sunscreen.

Trojan blockers (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20359291)

The stance hold just as much logic as expecting one to revisit a website that is trying to force a trojan on the patron. Well "you should be using a trojan blocker."
May I know where I can purchase this "trojan blocker" of yours? The cat houses I.. err I mean my friend visits are always trying to force trojans on the patrons, and you know, it just doesn't feel as great. According to my friend of course.

Re:Score -5 (Off topic) Abusive websites (1)

Skapare (16644) | about 7 years ago | (#20363305)

I agree ... you should NOT have to use a popup blocker. Instead, we should have a browser that simply does not implement popup capability in the first place. Then, there wouldn't be anything that needs to be blocked. You could use that browser, instead. Hopefully you are using an OS that doesn't have its own popups inside.

While this is great... (1)

MtViewGuy (197597) | about 7 years ago | (#20359289)

...I will never forget what happened in 1996 when we had three simultaneous astronomical events we could see with the naked eye on one night on the US West Coast: a full lunar eclipse, Comet Hyakutake, and a very bright Mars. That was a night you definitely wanted a good amateur telescope.

The timing is just perfect (1)

laejoh (648921) | about 7 years ago | (#20359677)

Excessive Quotation []

How about Singapore? (1)

n00b-l0s3r (1088209) | about 7 years ago | (#20360221)

Will Singaporeans be able to watch the eclipse?

Moon e (1)

carsurf (909247) | about 7 years ago | (#20360431)

Is Asia excuded? Can it be seen in Japan?
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