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  • #8830
    Andy Sawers
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    It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. I reckon none of us will manage that this time but it would be quite an extraordinary thing to see: a simultaneous total eclipse of the moon and a rising sun.
    http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/rare-selenelion-possible-on-wednesdays-lunar-eclipse-141005.htm

    #8834
    Mike Meynell
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    Thanks for highlighting this one, Andy. It had completely passed me by, given that it’s not visible in the UK.

    Should be an amazing sight… selenelions are incredibly rare.

    #8847
    Christina Chester
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    ..And here’s a map of the world showing who the lucky ones are that get the privilege of seeing it for themselves:

     

    Eclipse Map

     

    Last minute trip to Hawaii anyone?

     

    #8848
    Andy Sawers
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    Last minute trip to Hawaii anyone?

    Purely in the interests of science, of course.

    Mike, what’s the petty cash looking like?

    #8849
    Mike Meynell
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    Mike, what’s the petty cash looking like?

    Looks like we spent it all on biscuits for the committee meeting.

    #8850
    Andy Sawers
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    Looks like we spent it all on biscuits for the committee meeting.

    At least it wasn’t wasted!

    #8870
    Andy Sawers
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    Lunar eclipse taking place now, live, on the BBC website.

    Not sure if it will be on iPlayer later… 😉

    #8871
    Brian Blake
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    I remember a few years ago standing on the quay in Mevergisey, Cornwall watching a lunar eclipse with a crowd of people.  The reactions where very enthusiastic.  No better way to watch a lunar eclipse then with a pint of  a pint of St Austell’s Tinners in your hand in Cornwall.

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