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LUNAR ECLIPSE OCT 8, 2014

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2014-october-8

Eastern seaboard will only get to see half of it just before dawn tomorrow, but others of you all may be more lucky. :D
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Re: LUNAR ECLIPSE OCT 8, 2014

Applestar - you must be reading my mind (scary). I just copied a time table and came to the forum to post it. I have my alarm clock set.

https://www.space.com/27353-total-lunar- ... guide.html

See you under the moon.
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Re: LUNAR ECLIPSE OCT 8, 2014

I'm ready! It was raining hard when I went to sleep, and I was afraid the weather might prevent viewing, but the last remaining clouds are scattering and I saw the full moon starting to show when I woke up, so hopefully we are good to go. :D
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Re: LUNAR ECLIPSE OCT 8, 2014

I set the alarm clock and brought my chair to the back yard. Lovely sight. As the moon darkened the stars become brighter and we saw a couple of meteors. A little something extra. :-()
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Re: LUNAR ECLIPSE OCT 8, 2014

I saw the full moon last night. I went out at 6 this morning, when the eclipse should still have been in progress. But I think the moon then should have been low towards the western horizon and there were too many tall buildings in the way, couldn't see it. :( Penalty of living almost in the inner city.
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Re: LUNAR ECLIPSE OCT 8, 2014

Initially watched the beginning from bedroom window, but the moon went behind the green ash that still has full leaf, so decided to go outside to watch with younger DD. Older one took a couple of looks, then said she's seen it before -- I've been dragging them out of bed to watch celestial events since they were toddlers :lol: But she did come out around 6:30am when I went to see if she wanted to view the last crescent disappear.

So the two DD's and I were out in the front lawn for best viewing between scuttling cloud cover.

Neighbors were coming out while still dark to go to work. Restrained myself to only flagging down one neighbor to point out the eclipse -- he did thank me that he wasn't aware and would have missed it. But decided not to display my "crazy woman" behavior to the two other neighbors who were farther away. :>

We were within wifi reach, so had the iPad running Skywalk app. sky map to guide us. I always enjoy fully appreciating that the Sun is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Moon during lunar eclipse, but this time we saw:
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This led me to explore zodiac constellations and the ecliptic:
The ecliptic currently passes through the following constellations:

Pisces
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpius
Ophiuchus[27]
Sagittarius
Capricornus
Aquarius
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecliptic
I looked up mythology of Ophiuchus:
But that is not the end to our story, for there are always those who will meddle with the affairs of Earthly beings. On this particular occasion, it was a man known as Asclepius, who was a great legendary healer. Asclepius healed Orion and promptly ground the scorpion under his foot. Again, this is portrayed in the skies as Orion rising in the east as Scorpius, directly under the feet of Ophiuchus, sets in the west.

The name Ophiuchus is derived from the Greek word for "serpent handler." There is no healer or god with the name Ophiuchus, but he has always been associated with Asclepius. Eventually they both became known by Ophiuchus.
https://starryskies.com/The_sky/constell ... uchus.html
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Sooo intrigued that the healers name was "Asclepius" which I recognized immediately as Latin name for the genus of milkweed. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: LUNAR ECLIPSE OCT 8, 2014

In case anyone is interested, here are the rest of the zodiac constellations and the planets along the ecliptic at nearly full lunar eclipse (yeeess... We took screenshots of all of them. :wink:)
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