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21-01-2019, 12:30   #46
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it's east Offaly, it is minus 1.1 c, there is mid to high level cloud all over the sky,but seeing the mucky orange ball off into the east coming into obscure focus was....Brill' It was indeed well worth the cold and i hope i'm still around for the next one.
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21-01-2019, 13:12   #47
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The clouds must have been very localised and intermittent, we were able to see a lot of the early part in Dun Laoghaire before the clouds rolled in but others in Dublin are saying they saw basically nothing at all. Got to see it during the red / totality phase which is the important thing! Only thing I'd have liked to have seen was the few minutes where it acutely transitions from its normal colour to red, and the reverse at the other end of the eclipse - as it happened, both of these parts were clouded. What that did mean was that we saw it in red, then it clouded over for 20 minutes or so, and then when the clouds rolled away it had gone back to white with a big chunk missing Would have been cool to get a video of that, but as most here will know getting decent night sky photos with a phone camera is a complete waste of time.
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21-01-2019, 13:20   #48
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Went down to Dollymount at 4.15, fantastic clear view of the eclipse and a beautiful red moon until 5, then all disappeared in cloud. Didn't even get a decent photo as my camera set up didn't work.
****e phone pic. Could have been so much better!

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Went down to Dollymount at 4.15, fantastic clear view of the eclipse and a beautiful red moon until 5, then all disappeared in cloud.
How long did the colour transition at either end of the totality period actually take? In Dun Laoghaire, cloud cover just happened to coincide with both ends of the totality, so we had white moon -> cloud cover -> red moon -> cloud cover -> white moon again. It was pretty much entirely obscured during the transitions. Was it an abrupt thing like with a solar eclipse, where it's like "sun disappearing, sun disappearing, *BOOM!* corona flares, *BOOM* sun reapparing" or was the colour change more subtle and spaced out?
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It was clear to full eclipse. It went clear moon, gradual very obvious eclipse, at full eclipse the bottom third and left side were red. A man beside me got incredibly detailed close up photos with a 200mm lens. Then the clouds turned up.
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I woke at 5am and said I'd just give myself a minute more to rest in bed before getting up.

I woke at 6:45
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This is all I saw.
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I got up at 5am to watch the eclipse. I could definitely see the reddish blood moon but it was rather hazy, whether this was due to it being somewhat obscured by high cloud/mist or my eyesight deteriorating I`m not sure.
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There is a lovely widefield video of the eclipse that I came across here:
https://vimeo.com/312478122

It is widefield so does not show the lunar disk in detail, but instead shows how dark the sky becomes during totality - when the stars pop out from the night sky, back to when the moon comes out of totality and 'washes out' the sky with its light (and when the stars become much harder to discern again).

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