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funeralpudding
02-17-2008, 12:02 AM
I made a mixtape (http://funeralpudding.blogspot.com/2008/02/2-hour-mix-for-lunar-eclipse.html) for the total lunar eclipse - this'll be the last one for almost three years and the U.S. has the best viewing.



http://media.skyandtelescope.com/images/m082807a.jpg

jkirkpleasant
02-17-2008, 10:48 AM
thanks fer the heads up fp! nice mix.

thecauseofgauze
02-17-2008, 09:11 PM
moonderful!

maybe some visitors will show up ? ? ? ?

Squirrellevel
02-18-2008, 10:34 AM
You made me a lunar eclipse for my birthday? God, you shouldn't have! (blush) Funeral Pudding, thanks for the mix, too. I'm trying to download it now, but it looks like I'm not the only one. Your blog is great.

jkirkpleasant
02-18-2008, 11:27 AM
hey jason,
how was japan???

Squirrellevel
02-18-2008, 12:36 PM
Sugoi! Thanks for asking. It was a stream of fantasticness. Now it's a mush of good memories. I'm editing video now to share with anyone interested. I couldn't track down the Penis Temple, but we did get to Nagoya Castle. A little touristy, but great nonetheless. Are you going back anytime soon?

quixoticgoat
02-18-2008, 01:00 PM
rad, fp!

p.s. i was the 6th post and was the 66th viewer of this thread.

jkirkpleasant
02-19-2008, 11:13 AM
yeah, the castles are mostly touristy, but still pretty amazing historically. the osaka castle is beautiful. too bad you missed the penis temple. love those twenty foot long penis' that get paraded through the streets! i'll be going back one day, but shino and alice are probably going this spring without me :..(
kyoto's my favorite city in the world though. one day, we've got to tour japan together.

jefferoo
02-19-2008, 12:22 PM
Hey guys... I've been to japan, too!
I went with a band to play 3 gigs in Tokyo. Then I took the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto, Nara and Osaka and saw Osaka Castle, Kinkakuji, Deer Park, Kiyomizu and a lot of stuff in Tokyo.
It was only 6 or 7 days, so the whole thing was a blur, but it was amazing and I have to go back some day. My last day, I took a long trip to try to see Fuji-San, but I couldn't see it through the clouds, even standing at the foot of it. It was really hot and muggy (I was there in September).

VenusInFurs341
02-20-2008, 08:04 PM
I hope ya'll didn't forget to look outside yer windows

"Look outside, all you'll see is a self reflected inner sadness"...and a lunar eclipse

tsuxiit
02-20-2008, 08:14 PM
I missed this.

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A YEAR. gdahjorjwehqr

damonin
02-20-2008, 08:35 PM
pussies, its happening as i TYPE over where i am.

funeralpudding
02-21-2008, 02:21 AM
It was totally overcast in Austin. The overcast started glowing red, but that's about it.

And gracias, Senor Fandango

jkirkpleasant
02-21-2008, 10:13 AM
the weather guy here said we wouldn't be able to see it and i got all sad, then i went outside anyway and the clouds broke and it was beautiful. my upstairs neighbor came down with the binocs and we stared and could see saturn's glowy rings and the shadow of earth's disgusting atmosphere. (my japanese wife said she could see the rabbit making sticky rice.)

jefferoo
02-21-2008, 03:54 PM
I got home early to see it and forgot I was waiting to see it. I SUCK.

jkirkpleasant
02-22-2008, 01:07 AM
here's a nice shot.

damonin
02-22-2008, 08:14 AM
that is a nice shot

karmaregis
03-15-2008, 02:03 PM
was beautiful

gamel
01-23-2009, 11:10 AM
Rain thwarted plans to shoot this lunar eclipse from my observatory site. Rain and heavy cloud cover the day before and all day leading up to the eclipse made it look very unlikely that I'd see this eclipse at all. But in the evening an unexpected hole in the clouds just around the time of totality opened up, so I quickly went home and hastily set up my digital camera and Borg scope for a few shots from in front of my home. Clouds moved back in after totality ended, but not before the partial phases of the eclipse were completely over as you can see by the scattering visible in last shot of this set (scroll right to see all images).