Dec 21st is a total lunar eclipse at the Winter Solstice

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#1  Edited By Palaeomerus

That hasn't happened for a really long time. 
 
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/17dec_solsticeeclipse/  
 
Probably not a great time to play with the ol' ouija board. 

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#2  Edited By WickedCestus

Great? 
 
I don't know. Are Lunar Eclipses cool? I've never seen one.

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#3  Edited By kmdrkul

It's been raining for the past two days and will continue through Thursday  - its a shame because this is something I want to witness.

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#4  Edited By scarace360

All you hippies out there get ready.

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There is one where I don't need to look through a hole in a box to avoid going blind, right? =D 
 
I will check it out.

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#6  Edited By Video_Game_King

Trust me when I say that lunar eclipses are overrated. They turn the Moon red, and I don't need to be reminded how much Mars sucks.

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#7  Edited By MarkWahlberg

Great time to get the missus preggers, though. Red moon= open Hellgate, and demon spawn practically raise themselves.

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#8  Edited By Claude
@Video_Game_King said:
" Trust me when I say that lunar eclipses are overrated. They turn the Moon red, and I don't need to be reminded how much Mars sucks. "
I'm watching. I read North America will get a good view. And yes, it turns red. 
 
Question. What does an earth eclipse or solar eclipse look like on the moon?
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#9  Edited By Video_Game_King
@Claude: 
 
Earth eclipses are essentially the same as a solar eclipse on Earth; solar eclipses are extremely goddamn bright for a minute.
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#10  Edited By cnlmullen

A lot of times I go out and watch astronomical events. 
 
I've been planning on going out for this one too, although it's going to be cold.

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#11  Edited By sixghost
@Claude said:

" @Video_Game_King said:

" Trust me when I say that lunar eclipses are overrated. They turn the Moon red, and I don't need to be reminded how much Mars sucks. "
I'm watching. I read North America will get a good view. And yes, it turns red.   Question. What does an earth eclipse or solar eclipse look like on the moon? "
I'd imagine it would look very similar to how a solar eclipse looks on earth since it's the same concept reversed.. A dark disk with light bending around the edges.
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#12  Edited By Claude
@cnlmullen said:
" A lot of times I go out and watch astronomical events.  I've been planning on going out for this one too, although it's going to be cold. "
When it's cold, that's the best time to view the sky. Or so I was told.
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#13  Edited By meteora

North America gets a good view on this, right? 
 
Can I just watch it from my backyard? What time will it hit at Pacific Time?

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#14  Edited By Claude
@Meteora:


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Tomorrow night in North America.
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#15  Edited By Oullie
@Vito_Raliffe said:
" There is one where I don't need to look through a hole in a box to avoid going blind, right? =D  I will check it out. "
Uh what? I don't know what ancient technology your people use but, my people view it from a computer. This saves us time. Plus we don't believe in going outside unless it imposes a danger to our health/lungs.
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#16  Edited By Claude
@oullie said:
" @Vito_Raliffe said:
" There is one where I don't need to look through a hole in a box to avoid going blind, right? =D  I will check it out. "
Uh what? I don't know what ancient technology your people use but, my people view it from a computer. This saves us time. Plus we don't believe in going outside unless it imposes a danger to our health/lungs. "
I remember being a kid, we didn't have video games back then, and my mom setting me up with hot chocolate in a thermos for the night ahead. I had my telescope, lounge chair and my hot chocolate and had such a time. Go outside dammit.
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#17  Edited By unsolvedparadox

Rad, hooray for science! I'll check it out tomorrow night.

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#18  Edited By Palaeomerus
 C@cnlmullen said:
" A lot of times I go out and watch astronomical events.  I've been planning on going out for this one too, although it's going to be cold. "
Cold weather is a good excuse for some warm cider, and hibachi smores. Or possibly even some fondue-pot hijinks. 
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#19  Edited By Xeiphyer

FINALLY! I was worried that virgin I have been keeping in my closet was going to go bad.

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#20  Edited By Oullie
@Claude: 
 
Mom is another word for facebook/farmville, right? ;3
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#22  Edited By Palaeomerus

Well, the eclipse will be hidden by an overcast sky. Sigh. Screw you local weather!

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#23  Edited By BraveToaster
@MarkWahlberg said:
" Great time to get the missus preggers, though. Red moon= open Hellgate, and demon spawn practically raise themselves. "
That's a good tax write-off.
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#24  Edited By cnlmullen

It's a clear sky here in the greater New York area. Unfortunately I've read that in most of the major US cities it's cloudy tonight.

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#25  Edited By mandeponium

I love how the shadow crossing over the moon is curved. Proof that the earth is round.

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#26  Edited By DoctorTran

It's quite viewtiful.

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#27  Edited By inknail

It just had to be really cloudy last night here :(

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#28  Edited By natetodamax

I would have liked to see it (heard our skies were crystal clear last night) but there is no way I could have been productive at school the next day if I was up and about at 2 AM.

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#29  Edited By FluxWaveZ
@natetodamax said:
" I would have liked to see it (heard our skies were crystal clear last night) but there is no way I could have been productive at school the next day if I was up and about at 2 AM. "
Vacation's not started for you yet? (well, me neither; tomorrow's my last day)
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#30  Edited By damnboyadvance

Too bad it was cloudy here last night.

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#31  Edited By natetodamax
@FluxWaveZ said:
" @natetodamax said:
" I would have liked to see it (heard our skies were crystal clear last night) but there is no way I could have been productive at school the next day if I was up and about at 2 AM. "
Vacation's not started for you yet? (well, me neither; tomorrow's my last day) "
Tomorrow is technically my last day before break but I'm staying home tomorrow because screw that.