January Lunar Eclipse

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  1. Agg

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    Let's hope the clouds clear up by tonight:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/...on-total-lunar-eclipse-over-australia/9318544

    For much of Australia, the eclipse also just happens to fall on the second full moon of the calendar month — otherwise known as a "blue moon".

    You may have read that this event is first time a "blue, blood moon" has happened in 150 years. While it's a relatively rare combination, some parts of the world (including Australia) were lucky enough to see a total lunar eclipse on a blue moon just over 35 years ago.
     
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    I thought that was yesterday. Went outside and it was clouds everywhere. Looks like clouds everywhere again tonight unfortunately.
     
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    this is tonight ? i'll be in the pool looking upwards. has been a beautiful moon last few nights.
     
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    Yup, starts a bit before 11pm ADST.
     
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    Much disappoint it's overcast tonight in Sydney :'(
     
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    It's always overcast when this sort of thing happens.
     
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    Shame Overcast and cloudy here in Sydney so can't see anything.
     
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    Sorry guys that you didn't get to see anything, it's very clear from my backyard. Doesn't look very close though.
     
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    Clear skies in Melbourne. Interesting but a little underwhelming. Give me a total solar eclipse in preference. It was actually at its best just prior to the eclipse.. brilliant white and larger than life.
     

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