super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse tonight

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Cultural ref (wooo, scary!)

Okay, now that… that was the coolest doggone cosmic event I’ve ever witnessed directly.
Weather, here in NC, was absolutely clear and cold; and the Moon was almost directly overhead.
It did all the delightful things they promised in the promos.
At full-eclipse, red, with stars all about, it looked like an old sci-fi movie backdrop painting of an alien system.

Yep, that’s what I saw.
The orange at the edges was brilliant after this pic’s bright upper crescent was fully shadowed.

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This is cool

8 Comments!

  1. max
    Posted January 20, 2019 at 5:15 pm |

    Any reason why someone should care?

  2. jlw
    Posted January 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm |

    here is some info on viewing from your area

    https://www.space.com/42830-supermoon-blood-moon-total-lunar-eclipse-2019.html

  3. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 20, 2019 at 6:20 pm |

    max ^^
    Yeah, we all need to get busy building bonfires to scare-away the moon-eating demon; buuut I’ll prob’ly just go out on the back deck and sacrifice a snort of Dalwhinnie, which should be just as effective.

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 20, 2019 at 10:05 pm |

    Saw it at ~80%, then the clouds moved in.
    Oh well.

  5. Nomen Nescio
    Posted January 21, 2019 at 11:11 am |

    I heard NASA faked it.

  6. Nomen Nescio
    Posted January 21, 2019 at 11:14 am |

    ^ but I’m not sure. I prudently didn’t look directly at it, used a Jack Daniels 1.75 filter. Looked a little… off… to me.

  7. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 21, 2019 at 11:38 am |

    ^ Yeah, Jack’ll do that (Gentleman Jack not so much).
    For truth and clarity of vision, it’s a Highland/Speyside single-malt.

  8. grayjohn
    Posted January 23, 2019 at 11:38 am |

    It was overcast here. I didn’t get to see it. The world didn’t end.