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(Some Guy)   Stream link for tonight's lunar eclipse. Partial eclipse begins 10:27pm ET ( 7:27pm PT). Totality 11:29pm - 12:53am ET (8:29pm - 9:53pm PT) Eclipse may be darker than usual due to recent Tonga volcano eruption   (timeanddate.com) divider line
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2022-05-15 8:40:08 PM  
Submitter - Please remember to use the LIVE tag in the future.


Thanks!
 
2022-05-15 8:51:35 PM  
The SO's hobby car after a nearby tornado.

A Totaled Eclipsed. (and he just bought new hubcaps )

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2022-05-15 9:05:51 PM  
Tanz der Vampire - Totale Finsternis (Kevin Tarte)
Youtube gTM5igT3Ra4
 
2022-05-15 10:03:31 PM  
It's raining here (Lewiston, ID), so I won't get to see it :(
 
2022-05-15 10:11:50 PM  
I know the ash from the volcano got pretty high up, but I'm pretty sure it didn't get all the way to the moon.
 
2022-05-15 10:21:35 PM  
Would you rather see a total lunar eclipse from the Moon, or a total solar eclipse from Earth?
 
2022-05-15 10:25:42 PM  
This is a sign from God, of course, I just don't know about what.
 
2022-05-15 10:38:02 PM  
It's partly cloudy here but it's also going to be light outside during the eclipse. Plus I'm in the Alaska interior so we won't see it anyway.
 
2022-05-15 11:05:36 PM  

wxboy: I know the ash from the volcano got pretty high up, but I'm pretty sure it didn't get all the way to the moon.


Adding opaque particles such as volcanic ash to the atmosphere reduces the amount of light reaching the moon during a total lunar eclipse.
 
2022-05-15 11:21:30 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: wxboy: I know the ash from the volcano got pretty high up, but I'm pretty sure it didn't get all the way to the moon.

Adding opaque particles such as volcanic ash to the atmosphere reduces the amount of light reaching the moon during a total lunar eclipse.


Not only that, but it scatters blue light more than red light -a lot more- so the unscattered light reaching our eyes will be redder.

/to the fourth power!
 
2022-05-15 11:25:06 PM  

bughunter: Would you rather see a total lunar eclipse from the Moon, or a total solar eclipse from Earth?


Total solar eclipse. You can't unassisted see the solar corona from earth any other way.
On the moon, the lack of atmosphere makes the corona visible any time the sun is up, as long as you block the solar disk. In fact during a total lunar eclipse, the size of the earth's apparent disk would block the corona.

Here is an approximation of how today's eclipse would appear as seen from the Moon:

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2022-05-15 11:36:07 PM  
🎵The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality
Youtube DyF0neDi9-k
 
2022-05-15 11:44:30 PM  
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2022-05-15 11:47:44 PM  
iPhone photo - and I'm old, so I shake. Best I can offer
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2022-05-16 12:04:10 AM  
Saw it just after totality began, and then the  clouds rolled in. Oh well - I'll take another look in half an hour.
 
2022-05-16 12:08:52 AM  
Clear skies and little light pollution here on a farm in West Central Wisconsin. So the view is pretty great. Unfortunately I only have my shiatty phone camera so...
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Photo as of 10:37 pm. I'll see if I can get a better one at 11:11, which is peak for my location.
 
2022-05-16 12:11:04 AM  
Nothing yet.  Hurry moon.  I'm sleepy.
 
2022-05-16 12:13:18 AM  
My best one, pre totality:

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2022-05-16 12:16:05 AM  
That squiggly thing is a star.  The very light breeze is enough to perturb the camera given how dark the moon is.

/ It's not that I've had a few.
// Narrator: He has
 
2022-05-16 12:20:50 AM  

asymptonic: That squiggly thing is a star.  The very light breeze is enough to perturb the camera given how dark the moon is.

/ It's not that I've had a few.
// Narrator: He has


That's the hardest part, trying to capture in a photo just how dark and faint the moon is right now. Your pic does a pretty good job of it.
 
2022-05-16 12:34:31 AM  

mysha: bughunter: Would you rather see a total lunar eclipse from the Moon, or a total solar eclipse from Earth?

Total solar eclipse. You can't unassisted see the solar corona from earth any other way.
On the moon, the lack of atmosphere makes the corona visible any time the sun is up, as long as you block the solar disk. In fact during a total lunar eclipse, the size of the earth's apparent disk would block the corona.

Here is an approximation of how today's eclipse would appear as seen from the Moon:

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Here's a photograph from the Japanese Kayuga mission, a lunar orbiter (close enough):

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https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/what-does-a-lunar-eclipse-look-like-from-the-moon

And in animated gif form, as the Earth rose above the limb of the moon during the end of totality:

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"Gah!  Helmut, set UV-Vis attenuation to 10dB!!"

(If I ever have a smart moon suit, its name will be Helmut.)

/I'd rather go to the moon, eclipse or no
//as long as I can bring mrs bughunter
///"oh yea, Sweetheart, we're gonna have moon sex"
 
2022-05-16 12:51:55 AM  
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2022-05-16 12:58:38 AM  
The familiar silver color is just starting to creepy back in along the lower edge here. Unfortunately any pics I take are even worse quality than the one I posted above. Its a treat to have such a quality view of it though. Even if I am gonna be dragging ass tomorrow due to lack of sleep.
 
2022-05-16 1:22:03 AM  
Got one decent shot through the clouds just after totality ended

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2022-05-16 1:54:07 AM  
Bleah. Clouds here. I can see a vague brighter smudge through them
 
2022-05-16 2:32:54 AM  
Spent quite a while out watching through our telescope tonight.  Got some nice views.  Took some mediocre phone shots through the eyepiece at various stages and magnifications.  Wish I had a proper astrophotography setup.

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2022-05-16 2:47:22 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: wxboy: I know the ash from the volcano got pretty high up, but I'm pretty sure it didn't get all the way to the moon.

Adding opaque particles such as volcanic ash to the atmosphere reduces the amount of light reaching the moon during a total lunar eclipse.


I did expect to get a few Funnies out of it, but I guess eclipses are serious business.
 
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