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Fri Nov 19, 2021, 03:19 AM

Century's Longest Eclipse is Coming and You Shouldn't Miss It!



Century's Longest Eclipse is Coming and You Shouldn't Miss It!
Nov 14, 2021
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The century's longest partial lunar eclipse will take place on November 19. The partial lunar eclipse of November 2021 will last 3 hours, 28 minutes, and 23 seconds to be exact, and 97% of the Moon will be covered in Earth's shadow. NASA says it will be an almost total lunar eclipse. The forthcoming eclipse will also be the longest partial lunar eclipse in 580 years.

The eclipse can be seen from Oceania, the Americas, Eastern Asia, Northern Europe, and Indonesia. It will be visible from all the 50 states of the US from 02:19 EST to 05:47 EST.

Lunar eclipse map credits: Dominic Ford, in-the-sky
Space apps: https://bit.ly/space_apps_2021
Basics of Astrophysics series: https://bit.ly/3xII54M

#astronomy #space #andromedagalaxy #science

Chilly observations in KY tonight......... .......

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KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2021 OP
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2021 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2021 #3
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2021 #5
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2021 #7
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2021 #9
Aussie105 Nov 2021 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2021 #4
BigmanPigman Nov 2021 #6
BHDem53 Nov 2021 #8

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 03:38 AM

1. K&R! Thanks so much for the heads up!

I always seem to miss these! I still remember, as a kid, my aunt had my cousin and me construct those pinhole things so we could view a solar eclipse!

And it's also getting chilly here in New York, just took my dog out and we didn't stay out long...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 03:54 AM

3. Also see....

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216066164

That eclipse map at the bottom shows around 4am when it's fully TFG-orange......

33-degrees here in Louisville and going down to 29. Hate to open doors and let heat out so I'll just wait a while to go out to observe.

Hope things are going good for you and your core group is staying sober! My SIL went into treatment for almost a month a couple of months ago and it's probably the best thing he's even done (second only to marrying my daughter ). He wasn't really bad off, so I'm glad he caught it early and didn't wait 'till he was nearly dead like me.....


KY......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 04:16 AM

5. Thanks! I can probably convince my dog to go out again by then...

And it's 34 here, the ground is getting crunchy. We've had nothing but rain for what seems like almost daily - and that includes the summer. But I shouldn't complain, at least it's not winter when both my dog and I hate going out at all.

And "my" group (it's actually 2 groups, 1 discussion and 1 literature that each met twice a week) has yet to reopen because of the pandemic. They were held in a treatment center (halfway house) so there are residents - our last meeting there was a 1 year celebration on March 16, 2020 and we all thought it would be a few weeks, tops. *sigh*

One of our "regulars" turned me on to another group which meets 3 times a week, all literature meetings. I go to 2 out of the 3 and was "elected" secretary, but in recent weeks both the treasurer and the GSR elected at the same time have dropped out, so attendance is tough. So I go to the district meetings since I was GSR for "my" group for years. We had great attendance, but they were mostly "beginners" which meant there was a lot of turnover, so it was my chance to step up. And I don't know what's wrong with the current group, but we had a new join last week who came back and had made it 8 days, so that's why I keep coming back...

And best of luck to your SIL - same thing with our "new join" who also didn't wait too long. And he's also awfully young, so that's in his favor. This pandemic has been tough on the program, virtual meetings didn't work for a lot of people so I'm glad that more meetings are finally being held again.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 05:13 AM

7. Thanks for the update, Rhiannon.

I have not been active for quite a while and figured after 30 years, I need to spend most of my remaining days around home. Plus, most of my old reliable AA friends have passed. I may change my mind if I can get myself back healthy with some stamina again and after the pandemic passes. I've became gosh-awful sedentary, depressed and lazy since retirement, a lot of people dying and Mr. Pandemic.

You bring up a good point. In all facets of human social interaction, there's no substitute for face-to-face interaction including handshakes and hugs when appropriate. I still say I received the very best emotional support in my life (after leaving home at 17) at mine or another member's kitchen table, one-on-one and with good coffee! Part of that is because I'm an introvert, but I also enjoyed my men's group meeting when they were fairly small.

Please be careful out there this winter. We don't need any broken bones among good Democrats or AA members!

KY...

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 07:08 AM

9. There are 2 members of my new group that had 45 years this year. And they still come to meetings

The only thing is that one of them (who started the third meeting of the three) has been changing it up for reasons I don't know and the other just let for Florida for the winter. At least I know that she'll be back.

And my first home group was a women's group - where I met my sponsor. And the second women's group I went to was one she started - because she wasn't well and couldn't stay up for the original group. But both meetings fell apart - the original one after at least 35 years. Two women who had over 30 years started there. And I'm afraid I have a resentment about that. And it takes me back since I've been given the responsibility of opening the newest meeting of my "new" group, when I'm afraid no one's showing up. Last week and this week there were only 4 of us, including the young guy who is just starting.

The pandemic has made things tough, it seems like we're just starting again. But I am grateful that I had time before the pandemic hit since I know that not everyone was as lucky.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 03:42 AM

2. We will be watching tonight in South Australia.

Happening from 8 pm local time onwards.
Cloud cover though . . not looking good at 6 pm.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 04:01 AM

4. Good to hear from down-yonder!

If all else fails, there will be lots of fantastic photos of it tomorrow on the web.

We're lucky tonight with clear skies and right at freezing in Kentucky......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 05:12 AM

6. Damn, overcast in San Diego.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 06:31 AM

8. Thirty nine degrees here on the Northern plains.

I just checked it out through a spotting scope. Spectacular!

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