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Damn clouds. No eclipse for me.
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Spike
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December 21, 2010 - 3:27 am
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First time in 372 years we get a total lunar eclipse on the solstice, and I can't see it because of the thick cloud cover.  I went out for a walk at 12:45 hoping, just hoping, but no dice.  The last total eclipse/solstice was 2 years before Galileo died.  He had gone blind by then, so he didn't see it either.  Well, here's hoping that I get to see the next one…sometime in the 24th century, I guess.  [Image Can Not Be Found]

Anyone here lucky enough to see it outside?  I did watch for a bit live and online, but that was like watching molassas, so I gave up.  Pretty, but not the mine-own-eyes I was wishing for.  At least I got a good walk in.

And the winter solstice is one of my favorite days of the years since tomorrow the days start to get longer.  Spring, here I come!

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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December 21, 2010 - 9:34 am
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Here in Portland it was a total cloud cover with rain. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Here in the UK it was probably a bit too bright at 7:45 in the morning to see it. There were a few clouds floating about but it couldn't be seen unfortuantely. 372 years ago! My girlfriend said it was special but I didn't realise it was that special. Hmph. That's a bit bollocks isn't it?

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Heavy rains in LA... we missed it too. Freakin not a drop of rain all year, and the first time I actually want clear skys...

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Welcome to my world, people. We hardly ever see anything celestial happening here in SF as there's usually cloud cover. True to form, we were socked in by heavy clouds + rain. Although, LA is getting the bulk of the rain this time around.

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I missed it completely because I'm a moron and forgot it was happening. I think it was cloudy last night, but my evening would have been better spent looking at the sky than watching 2012 on Netflix Live.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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Spike
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December 21, 2010 - 3:31 pm
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Every now and again it's good to get away from the electronic boxes of all sorts and go out and do something analog.  [Image Can Not Be Found]

Eventhough my walking partner (my ex.) walk at least 3 times a week, more when weather is decent, we don't usually go out as late as we did last night, hoping to catch a glimpse of the eclipse on our travels.  At 1am in our neighborhood all the more adult and productive people are sleeping, and there is no vehicular traffic - and I mean none.  So it was really nifty to be out so late, wandering the 'hood, like delinquent kids. 

The eclipse would have been icing on the cake.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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