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    Lunar Eclipse

    Evidently there is a total lunar eclipse going on right now. I can't see it, don't know if it is cloud cover, or even where to look for the moon.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    I can see it here in Waukee. The moon is totally shadowed out about right now and looks pretty cool. The wife is camped out by the upstairs window facing the east and is watching it all happen.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Yep, it's a beauty. Get out and see it...it won't happen again until 2010.


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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    I just ran up and checked it out. It is a pale orange color right now and looks really cool. It's clear as a bell here in Waukee so I would think you could see it in Ankeny.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    how high is it in the sky? We have some cloud cover that I am guessing is blocking my view.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Quote Originally Posted by herbicide View Post
    how high is it in the sky? We have some cloud cover that I am guessing is blocking my view.
    It's high. Just over the top of my tree.

    Really, though, I'm guessing 75 degrees up from the horizon, but I'm not a real good judge.


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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Look east south east. Up about 75 degrees.


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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    It's high. Just over the top of my tree.

    Really, though, I'm guessing 75 degrees up from the horizon, but I'm not a real good judge.
    Yep, way too high.

    Cloud cover here limits me to 35-40 degrees.

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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Look east south east. Up about 75 degrees.
    Dang, what are the odds? That's exactly where it is for me too!


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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Yeah, there's terrible could cover over Ames right now. Not going to lie, after standing outside with my camera for about 1.5 hours I'm a little ******.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Can see it pretty good in W Des Moines, got a good look out of upstairs front window.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Strangely enough the sky was clear tonight in the Madison area and I am watching pretty much the whole thing. Pretty neat!

    I think it's in the 240,000 mile range to the moon, give or take a few thousand. Can't remember from that History Channel show I just watched.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Stupid rain and clouds - my students really wanted to see this tonight. They're gonna be mad.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Crystal clear up here. I've been watching off and on tonight. My daughter was mad that I wouldn't let her stay up and watch it.



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    Re: Lunar Eclipse

    Thanks for the reminder, I can see it great from Johnston. I wish I had my telescope out, but it is still in the box from my move and I don't feel like setting it up right now. Maybe in 2010.



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