Australia's First Total Solar Eclipse in a Decade!

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Yana
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Australia's First Total Solar Eclipse in a Decade!

Post by Yana » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:16 am

Hi guys!

Incase you didn't know!And you happen to be at the right place (North QLD)

There's going to be Solar eclipse at 5.45 AM so Get your Camera out!

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Re: Australia's First Total Solar Eclipse

Post by Ben » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:20 am

Yana,
Its not Australia's first solar eclipse.
There have been many others.
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Re: Australia's First Total Solar Eclipse

Post by Yana » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:29 am

Ben wrote:Yana,
Its not Australia's first solar eclipse.
There have been many others.
kind regards,

Ben
:oops:

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Post by Kim OHara » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:12 am

Not a total eclipse where I live but we sure will notice it.
On the other hand, I start work at 8.00 so I won't have much :popcorn: time to enjoy it.

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Re: Australia's First Total Solar Eclipse

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:18 am

Ben wrote:Yana,
Its not Australia's first solar eclipse.
There have been many others.
kind regards,

Ben
When you think about it, many many many others ... going all the way back to when Oz separated from Gondwanaland or something - say 200 000 000 years. At the rate of one every 20 years (wild guess to make the maths easy :tongue: ), that's ten million solar eclipses. Most of them wasted on dinosaurs.
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Post by Yana » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:12 pm

Am watching it on Sunrise (Tv)..lol.. :tongue:
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Post by Kim OHara » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:20 pm

Yana wrote:Am watching it on Sunrise (Tv)..lol.. :tongue:
I could have done that, too ...
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... but I looked outside.
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Post by Yana » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:26 am

I Looked outside too!..they said don't look its dangerous..but.. :tongue: ..i mean i didn't like look look directly at the sun but i could tell it was very huge..like the sun was very big..and then there was a slight cast..it would have been dark if it was total eclipse but since it was only partial..it's wasn't that dark..and the birds were pretty loud and they were still flying..i loved it i had a serene moment! :jumping:
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Post by cooran » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:28 am

I went up to Mt. Gravatt Lookout this morning at 6.30 a.m. with the Eclipse Glasses I had bought from Astro Pete's shop here in BrisVegas. There were people with HUGE telescopes, and one with some sort of equipment that put a 6 inch moonshadow on a white sheet on the ground of the eclipse. I could look straight at the Sun and clearly see it and the eclipse taking place. Lots of people borrowed the glasses - and a great time was had by all.

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