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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:01 pm 
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^ Well, crap, OH...I guess we were too impatient and didn't stay long enough. When the moon went into the heavier cloud layer around 8:20 we assumed we just wouldn't see anything else so we packed up and left our secret viewing spot. Dang. I never thought to step outside at home later to see if the moon came out of the clouds. Glad you enjoyed the supermoon above you for your drive home.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:03 pm 
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Silver Lake Kid wrote:
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We got lucky and had clear skies down at San Diego bay. Probably close to 1,000 photographers definitely the most photographers I've ever seen in one spot. Pretty crazy!


SNS, waiting to see your fine work. I had to work around street lights and on coming cars on Sunset Blvd. Lots of happy voices spreading out in the darkness from locals watching the eclipse!
He doesn't post many photos here anymore due to having to resize them for this forum. You can find his album on Instagram under his forum name "SurfnSnowboard".

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Hopefully you can let us know what you see down in Mexico.
Well no sign of the moon here at all for several daze. Gotta say though, Mexico City is incredible!


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:31 pm 
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Here's one of the shots I got from Shelter Island on Sunday night.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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^ Fabulous!

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:43 am 
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Thanks SL!

Here's the moon just as it was rising.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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^ Incredible!

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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SurfnSnowboard, Thanks for sharing those great shots of the Eclipse! I always look forward to seeing your fine work.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:21 am 
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SnS, I've gotta say thanks as well for taking the time to post. Great pics. :y:
Actually thanks to everyone who took the time to shoot away and post.

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:14 pm 
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Comet Catalina is now visible in the eastern sky just before sunrise. You'll need binoculars.


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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Start of the journey this morning... lunar occultation of Venus. Also the Alaska Airlines 7:0something flight.
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Venus starting to hide behind the moon this morning around 8.
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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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Very cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:50 am 
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Did you see that Christmas full moon? Hasn't been one since 1977. Last one on Christmas until 2034!!

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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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Sounds like the title of a sitcom: 5 planets and a comet.

From January 20 to February 20, you can see five planets spanning the sky together just before dawn: Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will all be visible about 45 minutes before sunrise.

This is the first time all five of the so-called naked-eye planets have appeared together in the pre-dawn sky in more than a decade, according to Sky and Telescope.

The group got the name "naked-eye planets" because you can see each of them with your own eyes -- you don't need binoculars or a telescope.

If five planets aren't enough for you, a comet is making its closest swing by Earth this week. Comet Catalina doesn't pose any threat to us -- it will safely pass about 67 million miles away, according to NASA. But that's close enough to spot it with binoculars or a telescope in the pre-dawn sky.

Earthsky.org has some good tips for finding the comet. Looking at it through binoculars, the comet looks like a small, fuzzy smudge in the sky but it's worth the trouble for comet lovers.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/19/us/planet-comet-show/


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 Post subject: Re: Heads Up - Night Sky
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Have a Happy Fourth!!
"Want to find Jupiter this evening, as the Juno spacecraft is going into orbit around it? It’s easy. Jupiter is the brightest “star” on July, 2016 evenings. It lights up the sky almost immediately after sunset. Go outside, and look generally westward, the direction of sunset. The brightest starlike object up there will be Jupiter. "
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essential ... ign=buffer

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