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    Lunar Eclipse -- Blood Moon Morning -- January 31

    Oh, to be out west, somewhere far from light pollution at 4:51 AM PST. And no clouds, no fog, please!

    Not only will the moon turn copper-colored in the shadow of the earth, it will be at the perigee of its orbit, and thus 14% bigger and 30% brighter than it is at the apogee.

    Fortunately NASA will be video-recording the event, so I will bet dollars-to-donuts the lunar event can be watched streaming on the internet, and canned on YouTube.

    Last time I watched a lunar eclipse, it was a night with no breeze. And just as the eclipse became total, a great horned owl gave a territorial hoot.

    This is what they sound like, if they give a hoot!
    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/G...ned_Owl/sounds

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    Exciting - I hope we have clear skies!

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    Even if the skies were cleared, apparently the east coast will only get to see the initial stages before the moon goes below the horizon. I hope to be able to watch some of it at work on the internet. After all a Super Blue Blood Moon doesn't come 'round but 100+ years!
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    Just checked the weather forecast and they are predicting clouds. I had planned to get up early to see it but now I probably won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Just checked the weather forecast and they are predicting clouds. I had planned to get up early to see it but now I probably won't.
    I was afraid of that. Reminds me of this summer's Eclipse. I went home to the farm to be in the totality area and the dang clouds came in 1/2 hour before it started and left 1/2 hour after it finished!
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    I woke up this morning about 4a.m. and thought I'd left the outside light on. I got up and looked out and the moon was almost full and so bright! I love looking out at night and seeing the moon shining through the trees. On those nights, I usually leave the drapes open and pretend I'm sleeping in the forest.

    I hope some of you get to see the moon tomorrow night. I think it's supposed to be cloudy here. But even if you miss it.......you have many, many more nights to see the lovely moon.

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    On the west coast here, and though there MAY be clouds, I will be up anyway, with my camera ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    I woke up this morning about 4a.m. and thought I'd left the outside light on. I got up and looked out and the moon was almost full and so bright! I love looking out at night and seeing the moon shining through the trees. On those nights, I usually leave the drapes open and pretend I'm sleeping in the forest.

    I hope some of you get to see the moon tomorrow night. I think it's supposed to be cloudy here. But even if you miss it.......you have many, many more nights to see the lovely moon.
    You're a photographer, Cathy. Do you ever find it's hard to photograph the moon when it's big and beautiful? Sometimes when I'm amazed by something in nature, I have to remember to put down my camera and just be part of the moment. (Actually here's a blog post I wrote about this subject of how a camera can become a wedge between you and life).
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    Hi catherine........you're right. A number of times when I see something that's fleeting, instead of standing there just taking it all in, I'll run for my camera......but when I return, the thing is gone. I've often thought about how needing to take pictures of everything wonderful I see, instead of just using the time to take it all in, is losing the moment. Plus, when I take a ride in my cart and take my camera, I feel overly "obliged" to it. Sometimes I just go for a ride through the woods and field without it. But.....that's usually when I see something really extraordinary. I guess that will always be a dilemma!

    There have been lots of beautiful moon nights, and I'd love to take pics of it. But that requires the tripod, etc., and many times it's just too cold out.
    I have to admit, I've taken so many pictures, I fear my computer and back-ups might explode. I just can't help myself.

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    I woke up about 4:20 and saw the bright, gorgeous full moon. At 5:30 I actually went outside (temps in the teens!) to look at it. By the time I left for my morning walk around 6:40, the moon had already set but the colors of that moonset were actually "blue blood"!!! There was a subtle mix of blue and reddish-pink across the horizon... absolutely beautiful. I hope someone is getting a chance to see the actual eclipse.
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