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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

I do understand. Obviously i dont REALLY know what a total eclipse is like having never seen one. My comment was about the partial eclipse that is gonna be visible. I know it aint as impressive.....................but its impressive none the less.
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

I do understand. Obviously i dont REALLY know what a total eclipse is like having never seen one. My comment was about the partial eclipse that is gonna be visible. I know it aint as impressive.....................but its impressive none the less.


I wouldn't bet too much on that. I remember a lack of funds and all that in 1999 meant I had to resort to watching a partial from a field in Tullamore. Yeah, it was interesting for a first partial eclipse, but I can't see myself getting excited by another one again. Not since seeing a total one. ;)
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Yeah, it was interesting for a first partial eclipse, but I can't see myself getting excited by another one again. Not since seeing a total one.

Completely understand your thinking. I'll most likely feel the same when i see my 1st total eclipse.
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Replied by Vagelis Tsamis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

PJ, here’s what a total solar eclipse can do to people:


Best time of our life, right Anthony?
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Amazing footage Vagelis. Thanks for sharing.

Was the guy who had a religious experience Anthony?
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Amazing footage Vagelis. Thanks for sharing.

What a great event .... and a repeat in a few months!

Was the guy who had a religious experience Anthony?

Dearest friends .... and Paul, :P
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Replied by Vagelis Tsamis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Amazing footage Vagelis. Thanks for sharing.

Was the guy who had a religious experience Anthony?


No, the religious guy's name is George, a fine lad.
Well, Anthony is at least twice his size, hehe.
And of course, he was busy imaging the eclipse.
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Dearest friends .... and Paul

Hey !!!

I resemble that remark.

It really is great footage. I didnt know the corona danced around like that during totality..................only because ive never really thought about it.

The diamond ring effect was particularly stunning compared to others i have seen.
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Replied by Vagelis Tsamis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Here's some more:

Me, Anthony & Kyriaki - guess who is who. Eclipse day morning (5 hrs before the event):


What an eclipse can do to people, Part II. (Aftershocks of the eclipse)
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

WOW. A total solar eclipse really looks like one big party.
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Here's some more:

Me, Anthony & Kyriaki - guess who is who. Eclipse day morning (5 hrs before the event):

... and the Oscar for worst supporting actor goes to the fat guy in black jeans and white sneakers pretending to be an astrophotographer.

What an eclipse can do to people, Part II. (Aftershocks of the eclipse)

With many promises to meet up again for the next one.
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

By "aftershocks" i hope you mean lots of funny coloured alcohol in small glasses.

Anthony..................you wear those sneakers well.LOL.
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Replied by JohnMurphy on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Not sure what they were singing - it was all Greek to me :D
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Replied by Vagelis Tsamis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Not sure what they were singing - it was all Greek to me :D

ok, I translate for you.
The lyrics were composed by these 2 guys in one day.
The title is "Hymn to the Eclipse"

I am an astronomer,
I am about to view the eclipse in the sky.
Then I see a pretty girl,
She is winking at me from a side street!
Then my mind gets blurred,
I approach her and talk to her.
Damn! The eclipse has come to an end.
Now I will have to wait until ’88! *
I have come to the furthest point of Greece
To see the magical corona of the Sun,
But I am a victim of love,
I gently place the corona of love on her hair.


(*the next total eclipse visible from Greece will be in 2088)
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Replied by JohnONeill on topic Total Solar Eclipse 2008 etc

Hi,

Re: Eclipse 2008 and future eclipses

With the weather prospects in Russia, it is perhaps best to view this as holiday to Russia with the eclipse as a bonus.

By the way, is anybody on these boards going to see the eclipse in China in 2008?

Or even, anybody made plans for 2009 & 2010?

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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

John,

I certainly plan to pursue the Chinese eclipse in 2009 and I am sure I also speak for Vaggeli and his lady. In fact, I suspect a good portion of the greek mafia group going to Novo should probably resurface eleven months later in China.
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

Those guys missed the eclipse over a woman?

Foolish people,LOL.

Great song.
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Replied by ayiomamitis on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

(*the next total eclipse visible from Greece will be in 2088)

Fingers crossed I will make it .... assuming a few miracles in genetic engineering.

We also have an annular eclipse completely visible in the late 2020's ....
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

We also have an annular eclipse completely visible in the late 2020's ....

so you reckon you'll still be around for that one old fella?
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

I'm hanging on for the next pass of Halley's comet. Missed it last time round.
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

I'm hanging on for the next pass of Hailey's comet.

That's 2061. We've all seen your photo. Which piece of the coffin interior do you plan in "hanging on" to Paul?
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

That's 2061.

Yeah................i'll only be 87 yrs old.

Whats your point.

Ive always looked older then i am.

You are just jealous of me...................OLD TIMER.lol.
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Replied by John D on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

All ye auld felas talking about death-mid life crisis- :lol:

Its depressing :)

Where as for me, being 16, i've got a long way to go ,lads. :lol:
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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

That's 2061.

Yeah................i'll only be 87 yrs old.

Whats your point.


Ha! I'll be a whipper-snapper of an 83-year old.
Should be interesting to watch Halley, provided I'll be able to find by glasses and zimmerframe that is...
All we need by then are a few techological enhancements to bring our naked eye limiting magnitide down to about mag9. That would be fun!
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Russia

16?

Jaysus you are only a snapper.

How long before Hale-Bop comes our way again. I remember seeing that naked eye in the western skies. It was AMAZING. Two clearly visible tails......one blue(ish) white the other yellow.

Awesome sight.
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