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Phil Plait
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Just chatted with an astronomer who was genuinely and openly enthusiastic about his work. Day = made. #AndIWasAlreadyHavingAGoodDay
I talk at you! Also, I will talk at you in Canada!…
Q) What happens if you toss a Peep out an airlock? A) SCIENCE! Also, it’s pretty funny.…
Direct link to my own eclipse video from last night:…
STUNNING eclipse pictures, courtesy of Babak Tafreshi. Wow.…
I have video and pix from last night’s Blood Moon #lunareclipse!…
Uploading video of the eclipse footage I took last night now. It’ll take a little while; it’s rather large. :) Article soon.
We may have just witnessed the birth of a new moon of Saturn!… #YesSeriously
OK, I’m out. Frozen toes, and I have a bit of video to edit together tomorrow morning. :) Enjoy the eclipse, folks. Next one in 6 months!
If you were standing on the Moon right now, the Earth would be dark, surrounded by a red ring - all the sunsets and sunrises seen at once.
Soooooo... close...
#Lunareclipse already looks red in longer exposure, and can see Spica (to the right) and another star!
I just checked. Yup, you can hear them!
I heard coyotes in the distance a couple of minutes ago just as I started making a short video. I hope they can be heard!
These were taken at 11:57 and 12:02 MDT. Cooool.
And we're off! Already getting good shots. :) Pics soon.
Partial eclipse lasts 1h 8m. Will the Moon turn red? You’ll have Mars nearby for comparison.
Umbral eclipse starts in just under 10 minutes. It may take a couple of minutes to notice the dark arc eating into the Moon…
I was into the tetrad when it was just a monad. #astrohipster
The umbral eclipse - where the Moon enters the darker part of Earth’s shadow - starts in an hour.