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    <H2 =inline>Moon set for last total eclipse until 2010</H2>
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    <LI>21:07 19 February 2008
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    <H5>The Moon will turn red as it passes through Earth's shadow in a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night – the last such eclipse until December 2010. The 3.5-hour eclipse will be visible from most locations on Earth if skies are clear, except for Asia and Australia.</H5></DIV>


    Lunar eclipses occur when the Earth passes directly between the Sun and Moon, casting its shadow on the lunar surface. One edge of the Moon's face will begin to darken as the eclipse begins at 0143 GMT on Thursday, and the eclipse will end at 0509 GMT. The most dramatic phase, however, will occur from 0301 to 0351 GMT, when the Earth's shadow will completely cover the Moon.


    Find out the conversion between GMT and your local time and watch a NASA video previewing the upcoming eclipse.


    If you could watch the eclipse from the surface of the Moon, your surroundings would grow dark as the Sun disappears behind Earth. But the ground would still be lit by an eerie red glow. Looking up, you would see the source of this light: a glowing red ring around Earth.


    The red ring is due to sunlight being refracted through the Earth's atmosphere – essentially, the combined glow of all the world's sunrises and sunsets. It is the reason why the Moon is not black but reddish during a total lunar eclipse.


    The deepest part of the eclipse, when the Moon is completely covered by Earth's shadow, will be visible from virtually all of North and South America, all of Europe, most of Africa and part of the Middle East. The eclipse will not be visible from Asia, Australia or New Zealand, because the Moon will be below the horizon at these locations during the event.


    As many as three lunar eclipses, including partial eclipses, can happen per year. The last </DIV>
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man - George Bernard Shaw



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    Thought it was 2016.
    Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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      #3
      2010 according to here

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        #4
        i was coming back on the train from thurles after the game on sunday and ive never seen a sunset like it-the sun seemed way bigger than usual-it was a wonderful sight to see-the only time ive seen a sunset to compare was in india many years ago
        This country will be one entire slum unless we get into action, in spite of our literary movements and Gaelic Leagues it is going down and down. There is no life or heart left in the country.

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          #5
          Hope the Clouds clear, thanks for the info.

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            #6

            Originally posted by Irelandforever
            i was coming back on the train from thurles after the game on sunday and ive never seen a sunset like it-the sun seemed way bigger than usual-it was a wonderful sight to see-the only time ive seen a sunset to compare was in india many years ago
            Well well, at last someone mentions Thurles last Sunday even though the reference is purely in passing. Any word on Woodlocks leg? I bet there'd be many a thread if it was the other way round! There might even have been a second eclipse. [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
            Hello friends in Brussels. Baldy here :_surrender__revampe

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              Thanks 2RG.


              Will def be staying up for that one.I promised my small ones I'd wake them for it. My eldest in particular is obssessed with the moon and has always been fascinated with it so it'll be an early birthday treat for her.
              I take sweets from strangers

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                #8
                said 2016 on ireland.com, a little hazy but you can see the moon very clearly in cork at the moment
                "Some people don't know their easy lives... I wouldn't be so ungrateful" - Fiacre Ryan - #AutismAndMe

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                  #9
                  Agreed HR, Luna looks fantastic from Cork tonight, all irridescent and glowing.
                  I take sweets from strangers

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                    #10
                    Bit misty in Co. Clare at the mo. But what the feck I'm going to start howling [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]
                    Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                      #11

                      Originally posted by Clubman
                      Originally posted by Irelandforever
                      i was coming back on the train from thurles after the game on sunday and ive never seen a sunset like it-the sun seemed way bigger than usual-it was a wonderful sight to see-the only time ive seen a sunset to compare was in india many years ago
                      Well well, at last someone mentions Thurles last Sunday even though the reference is purely in passing. Any word on Woodlocks leg? I bet there'd be many a thread if it was the other way round! There might even have been a second eclipse. [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
                      i havent heard but it didnt look good-the papers were saying kelly was the man, and he was amazing, but dunne was class and woodlock was the guts of the team in winning posession that allowed tipp to show their superiority as hurlers.limerick have some horses-yerman o dwyer and also macnamara ought to take up rugby or better still street fighting
                      This country will be one entire slum unless we get into action, in spite of our literary movements and Gaelic Leagues it is going down and down. There is no life or heart left in the country.

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                        #12
                        completely clouded over here in limerick[img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]
                        The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
                        - Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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                          #13
                          Anyone see this, this morning?
                          Stand up and fight

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                            #14

                            Originally posted by sparkysrovers
                            Anyone see this, this morning?
                            Yep, there was only patchy cloud here in the South of England. It was pretty cool: the moon went a kind of browny-red. It was a very slow transition though; I only watched it for about twenty minutes.
                            You. Computer Man. Fix my pants

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                              Some nice pics here:


                              http://lostsocksinsanity.blog-city.c...eclipse_photos. htm
                              The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man - George Bernard Shaw


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