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Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

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16 years 4 months ago #58352 by ayiomamitis
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PS. We in Europe are MOST fortunate this year .... one solar and two lunar eclipses! Yes!

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16 years 4 months ago #58362 by pj30something
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I think (according to my celestial events calendar) that most people in northern Europe will see the Russian total eclipse as a partial eclipse?

I'd have to recheck it.

No pictures can ever do justice to actually seeing a total/partial eclipse.

You have to be there.

Yep i just checked. The total eclipse is gonna be a partial from northern europe (does Ireland come under northern europe for such events or are we still western europe)?

2 lunar eclipses indeed. Always an exciting event. The last one was spectacular. The moon turned blood red for over an hour if i remember rightly. I tried to photograph it with my digicam but didnt have much success.............this year i have my scope so i hope to get get much better pics...............which i am sure i will because i have taken a few great shots of the moon through my scope.

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16 years 4 months ago #58370 by ayiomamitis
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I think (according to my celestial events calendar) that most people in northern Europe will see the Russian total eclipse as a partial eclipse?

I'd have to recheck it.

For the major portion of Europe, it will be partial (to varying degrees of course). Russia is fortunate to lie in the path of totality.

No pictures can ever do justice to actually seeing a total/partial eclipse.

You have to be there.

For better or worse, this is very true. It is something that we all should experience at least once.

Yep i just checked. The total eclipse is gonna be a partial from northern europe (does Ireland come under northern europe for such events or are we still western europe)?

Same thing for Greece.

2 lunar eclipses indeed. Always an exciting event. The last one was spectacular. The moon turned blood red for over an hour if i remember rightly. I tried to photograph it with my digicam but didnt have much success.............this year i have my scope so i hope to get get much better pics...............which i am sure i will because i have taken a few great shots of the moon through my scope.

We had clouds during the last one ... here is my effort using a 13-second exposure: www.perseus.gr/Astro-Eclipses-2007-03-03.htm ... I could not believe how well in turned out and in spite of the clouds.

Anthony Ayiomamitis
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16 years 4 months ago #58373 by dave_lillis
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It will be visible as a partial eclipse from Ireland, but seeing totality cant be beat !

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16 years 4 months ago #58378 by pj30something
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I could not believe how well in turned out and in spite of the clouds.

What cloud?

That is a fantastic image.

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16 years 4 months ago #58379 by pj30something
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Dave i live for the day when i am in a position (financially) to be able to afford the cost of jetting off to a place where a total eclipse happens.

Closest i came was was jetting off to england during the last one.........glad i didnt...............it was cloudy.

I saw the partial eclipse right here from my house and OMG was i impressed.

Even though it was partial.....................the whole sky did darken to a certain degree. It was weird but awe inspiring.

Before i die i will experience a total eclipse.

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