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If you're prowling around outside tonight....

...  and there is a full moon visible, you should be able to see a "grazing" lunar eclipse. Between about 10.30pm and 3am. I think I'll stay tucked up in bed in this weather though!

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

I might watch out for that cheers Wink 

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

@nozzer  I assume it's the same as this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grazing_lunar_occultation  I must say I'd never heard of this phenomenon although it must happen relatively frequently. It looks like it'll be cloudy here so I shall have to wait for next time.

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

@Jonpe

Technically it's a penumbral eclipse...  the moon is going into the fuzzy shadow either side of the main umbral shadow, so it won't go dark in a crescent, it'll just look a bit strange. Or so I'm told!

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

You won`t catch me "mooning" tonight.... !  Shocked

 

(or any other night.... come to think of it .... ! )   Huh

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

Peak District:- Cloudy at 21:00 and starting to snowUndecided

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

Sky clear as a bell here in west Wales and that moon amazingly bright. 

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....


@nozzer wrote:

@Jonpe

..... so it won't go dark in a crescent, it'll just look a bit strange. Or so I'm told!

 

Will we see it if we live in a cul-de-sac? Huh

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

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@MKSlinky wrote:
@nozzer wrote:

@Jonpe

..... so it won't go dark in a crescent,

 

Will we see it if we live in a cul-de-sacHuh

 

 

Not unless you cut some holes in it......  Cheesy

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

Did anyone manage to stay up long enough to see it?

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@shutter wrote:

 

Not unless you cut some holes in it......  Cheesy

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Erm..... a bit over zealous there. @Mav...  Was not the Full quote ... and it had also been modified...  

 

 

EDIT EDIT EDIT..... @Mav has re-instated the orignal.    Thanks Mav !

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

This was how it looked...   and I didn't know that a full moon in Feb is called a Snow Moon..

 

snowmoon.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

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Apologies, I kept looking at it but couldn't see the difference (wood for trees):embarrassed:

 

I have re-instated the message as you intended it.

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

Ah it's very pretty, looks like a blood moon. Are those flying things birds or bats? I'm guessing bats unless they're birds with night vision specs.

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Re: If you're prowling around outside tonight....

@nozzer

That's unfair, tempting the rest of us to get up at that time and staying in bed yourself.

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Thanks for the photo, I didn't get up either.

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