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Postby dodecahedron on Tue May 04, 2004 1:13 pm

hey MediumRare,
i just got up from a nap and the eclipse is already well under way i gather.

how can i "see" it? i mean the moon is darkened now.
if i go out and try looking Eastward, will i see it?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue May 04, 2004 4:32 pm

the moment of greatest eclipse is right about now.
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Postby MediumRare on Tue May 04, 2004 5:09 pm

If you can see the moon or where it's supposed to be, you can see the eclipse. The moon isn't conmpletley dark, but should show in a pale gray to red light (reflected earthlight). It's cloudy in the southeast here, so I'm missing it :cry: . Right now (21:06 UTC), the total phase is ending or close to that, so you should see a bit of light showing up on the darkened moon. There's another one later this year, so we can do some "basic eclipse observation instructions" for that one.

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Postby jase on Tue May 04, 2004 5:24 pm

Yes I can see it from here. It's a dull brownish colour and the full light is beginning to return starting at the lower right of the disc.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed May 05, 2004 12:25 am

yes, i saw it.
from the beginning, to the moment of greatest eclipse and a few minutes after...
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