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Post by stardesk on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 21:05

Hi folks. First of all thanks to Brasidas for the piece on Aborigine legends re meteor strikes. Fascinating stuff.

I don't know if you folks are aware but on Fri March 20th, beginning at about 08:45 there will be a full solar eclipse. It peaks at around 09:30. It will be visible from England but the best places to see it will be up North, down south it may only appear as partial.

I'm hoping it will not be cloudy and, if possible, will try to take some photos, but of course one must be careful of not only damaging your eyes, but the camera lens as well.

One negative concern is the eclipse will interupt power supplies that run on solar power. Those thousand of homes with solar panels may not be able to boil their kettles... Crying or Very sad

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 21:48

Watch our out for situations and people going scatty then....

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 21:52

I'm sure there's a full,moon this week (today?)
So how cam the moon be full in 17 days time?

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Post by Irn Bru on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 21:54

eddie wrote:I'm sure  there's a full,moon this week (today?)
So how cam the moon be full in 17 days time?

Was a full moon here tonight but it's vanished now behind the clouds.

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 21:55

Okay it's a new moon - course it is!

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 21:57

Irn Bru wrote:
eddie wrote:I'm sure  there's a full,moon this week (today?)
So how cam the moon be full in 17 days time?

Was a full moon here tonight but it's vanished now behind the clouds.

It's not "totally" and technically full until Friday night Irn

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Post by Irn Bru on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 22:08

eddie wrote:
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eddie wrote:I'm sure  there's a full,moon this week (today?)
So how cam the moon be full in 17 days time?

Was a full moon here tonight but it's vanished now behind the clouds.

It's not "totally" and technically  full until Friday night Irn

Bugger it. It looked sort of round Laughing

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 22:22

Irn Bru wrote:
eddie wrote:
Irn Bru wrote:
eddie wrote:I'm sure  there's a full,moon this week (today?)
So how cam the moon be full in 17 days time?

Was a full moon here tonight but it's vanished now behind the clouds.

It's not "totally" and technically  full until Friday night Irn

Bugger it. It looked sort of round Laughing

So does my arse but it isn't the moon Solar Eclipse 2794048296

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Post by Cass on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 22:49

I'm bummed (yes pun intended) that we wont see it.....phooey. just did a storytime on the sky and stars as well.....damn hemisphere

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Post by Cass on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 22:50

I'm bummed (yes pun intended) that we wont see it.....phooey. just did a storytime on the sky and stars as well.....damn hemisphere

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 22:57

I can send you a pic of my arse??

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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 22:58

theres not enough space on one page Solar Eclipse 1191311443

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:00

darknessss wrote:theres not enough space on one page  Solar Eclipse 1191311443

Now then!!! It's getting late vic and I get grumpy when I'm tired No

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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:01

snigger......

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Post by Cass on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:17

I would just like to take this opportunity to say farewell to the poster formerly known as Vic/darknessss........

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:20

Cass wrote:I would just like to take this opportunity to say farewell to the poster formerly known as Vic/darknessss........


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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:22

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:25

darknessss wrote:Razz

I shalt cut thou tongue right outta thou mouth Solar Eclipse 3893789544

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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:32

I shall impale thee upon mine mighty staff

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Post by Cass on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:34

ok I got nutthink now....just spat water all over the place ......

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:40

darknessss wrote:I shall impale thee upon mine mighty staff


Oo-er kindly sir! I hast not been impaled since the spring sun doth shineth Embarassed

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Post by Guest on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:42

hmmm


she offered her honour
he honoured her offer

and all night long

it was honour and offer......

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Post by eddie on Wed 4 Mar 2015 - 23:50

darknessss wrote:hmmm


she offered her honour
he honoured her offer

and all night long

it was honour and offer......

lol!

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Post by Guest on Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 21:29

So....we are left with te most important physics question of the century


IS eddies bum.......


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Going to cause a solar eclipse??????

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Post by Guest on Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 21:31

or will the "space spiders" intervene on our behalf Solar Eclipse 3583224271

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Post by Guest on Thu 5 Mar 2015 - 21:39

Was in Taunton for the last partial one, but can remember a full one when I was a little girl. Should be interesting.

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Post by stardesk on Fri 6 Mar 2015 - 14:31

eddie wrote:I'm sure  there's a full,moon this week (today?)
So how cam the moon be full in 17 days time?

Hi Eddie, it's what is known as a 'conjunction,' when various stars and planets are all in one line. ie: the Earth, Moon and Sun will all be in line, causing the Moon to be in front of the Sun as viewed from Earth, causing the eclipse.

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