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#1021 Skywatcher

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 08:56 PM

November 18 and 19 Lunar eclipse

 

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We are going to have a near total lunar eclipse on the night of November 18th /19th. Not quite total, but will only have about 3% not in shadow. The appearance will be total with a slightly bright edge.

This is going to be a quite long eclipse, lasting approximately 3 hours and 28 minutes.

 

There is some specific time info with charts of where it is visible here:

https://www.timeandd...021-november-19

 

Enjoy !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 11:51 AM

I look forward to seeing the usual overcast/hazy conditions get a bit dimmer for a while that night!

 

While it's nice to live in a place where I'm not at all concerned about drought, a subtropical climate tends to make clear skies rare so it's not great for stargazing (or eclipse watching). The spectacular thunderstorms sort of make up for it (when I'm not seeking shelter from them when they get twisty, that is).


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Posted 20 September 2021 - 01:23 PM

I would like to get some shots of the eclipse :)  Here is a shot from last nights moon, and one of a cloud I posted earlier in the photo thread.   I'm posting it here to ask weather or not yawl think that this is a microburst (see what I did there, lol), or just an unusual cloud. 

 

I think it might be, but I got some push back from friends/family.

 

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 03:11 PM

Nice near full moon. The tiniest fraction of shadow in the upper left is just enough to highlight a few good craters...

 

I am not too experienced with microbursts, but understood them to originate in large thunderheads. I would ask if there was heavy thunderhead activity, and what direction the pictured cloud mass was moving. If rapidly going to the ground with much more massive cloud above, I would say yes.



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Posted 20 September 2021 - 03:32 PM

Thanks Skye, it was thunderstorm type weather we were having.  With hail, and downpours that would drown a duck if couldn't find cover, lol, but there was no no large cloud mass that seemed to be feeding the storm.   To me it looks like it is just flat drowning the area under that cloud, and it looks almost focused, IMHO.   What ever that kind of cloud is called, it was energetic.  I'm happy I got a picture of it, but I'm glad it didn't dump like that on me.

 

This pic shows the entire cloud, top to ground level.

 

One of the things I noticed about the moon shot, compared to the one you shared a few posts up (of the eclipse), is how the perspective is quite a bit different due to the significant change in latitude.   It looks rotated in the sky, comparatively.  

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Posted 24 September 2021 - 08:28 AM

Microbursts are actually pretty big, strong storms. They're not a large-scale weather pattern like a front ("micro" is relative).

 

Photo of a microburst over Phoenix:

 

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 11:23 AM

Sad I missed this one. One of my good friends caught it and said it was pretty amazing

 


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Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:53 PM

We were socked in with clouds here, and didn't get to see a thing.






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