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THE FIRMAMENT

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:51 am
by Placido
At present we are enjoying The Pink Moon :).
It's very low in the firmament which is unusual. Quite a sight and very bright.

Re: THE FIRMAMENT

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:21 pm
by greenfinch2
It has been a lovely moon for a few nights but very cold .

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:00 pm
by Placido
Moon was so bright last night. Tonight is the actual full moon (Blood moon). Hope the sky is clear.

Re: THE FIRMAMENT

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:42 pm
by Kev
We've had more than a month of clear skies and now we want it to be clear for the eclipse it looks like we might be thwarted by rain. I'm going to go out and have a watch of it though. Might get lucky. There's another in January if it doesn't work out.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:48 pm
by greenfinch2
No moon tonight so far

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:54 pm
by Kev
Cloud as far as the eye can see so it's a no go for me. I've seen one before so I'm not too gutted but I might do the January one even though it'll be at 4am!

Re: THE FIRMAMENT

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:21 am
by Placido
Apparently last night (thick cloud :rolleyes:) was the best Blood Moon there will be this century so that's that then :(.
Got up to see but there was only a pale smudge through the cloud. However, will have another look tonight .......

Re: THE FIRMAMENT

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:08 am
by Placido
:wave2: :rara: Welcome to The Goblin :D. A brand newly discovered dwarf planet right out there in the deep cold beyond Neptune in the Kuiper Belt; its only friend at the moment is the demoted Pluto who is in a deep sulk because of the unfairness of it all.
Aaaanyway, The Goblin is strengthening the astronomers' suspicion that riiiiight out there is a giant planet we haven't found yet but no doubt numerous telescopes are now trained out there hoping to Be The First :magnify:.

TG takes around 40,000 years to orbit the sun, which is why these things are quite difficult to find however big they are.
:pictures: :waving: