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    DaveNJ's Avatar
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    Lunar Eclipse

    Happened to be up and crystal clear night, second one I've seen.
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    I remember a partial lunar from many years ago but not total. It was still pretty cool.

    Back around 1970 or so, I was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in tidewater Virginia and experienced a total solar eclipse that lasted, if I remember, about 1-2 minutes in mid-afternoon. It was stunning.

    My most vivid recollection is the birds went to roost and started singing their roosting notes like you hear on a normal evening. Two minutes later, they had to get up for another day's work of hunting worms and pooping on cars. Talk about a short night!!

    Just a cautionary note........If any of you admit to remembering this event, you will be revealing your approximate age.
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    We were going to get up and watch it...but my wife decided to turn off the alarm and not tell me

    I'm much too young to have seen the solar eclipse in 1970 :P
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Tried to stay up but I didn't quite make it.
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    I wouldn't have seen anything but rain clouds, so I went to bed.
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    .....I'm much too young to have seen the solar eclipse in 1970 :P
    Ha! I'm not too young to have seen it, but too young to know whether I did or didn't...

    Last night's lunar eclipse was STUNNING in North Florida's crystal clear night. I wasn't planning getting up to see it, but I heard my kids going out the front door, so my honey and I decided to join them
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    I got up to watch but was disappointed by clouds.
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    It was to cloudy here in AZ. Figures!
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    It's the first time that a lunar eclipse has occurred on the Winter Solstice since something like 1638.
    From Florida, it looked like this:
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