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#59905 - 28 Aug 07 16:03 Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark
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According to "The Jakarta Post"

"Indonesians across the archipelago are reminded to watch out for absolutely nothing on Tuesday night -- because the lunar eclipse should see the country almost blacked out.
Astronomers have said the eclipse will start in western Indonesia at 3.54 p.m. (western Indonesian time) but would not be visible until the sun sets.
The phenomenon's process should peak at 5.37 p.m. and would be completed by 7.23 p.m.
Those in the east should have the best view against their pitch-black sky and would experience the peak of the eclipse around 9 p.m. their time, astronomers said.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is aligned with the Earth and the sun. During the phenomenon, the moon passes through the earth's shadow, which is divided into umbra and penumbra areas.
Astronomers have prepared a number of procedures to observe the lunar eclipse, which they said will be "deeper" than the country's last one in March, because of a total shadow cast by the Earth.
Senior Bosscha Observation astronomer Moedji Raharto said from Lembang in West Java that the total lunar eclipse this time was of the Saros 128 series and the 40th of the 71 lunar eclipse in the cycle.
"To observe it, we have to stand at the eastern part of a field around 20 degrees south of the sunrise point," he said.
"If we look toward the east, your right hand should face the south."
Astronomers said they would share the phenomenon with all of Indonesia by airing the event through the TVRI state television station from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m."


Too bad, here in Europe we will not see it frown

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#59909 - 28 Aug 07 18:00 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Queenie]
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full moon? there's always "something" about it... spookiegrin
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#59929 - 29 Aug 07 07:50 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: bonita]
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I saw it last nite from the balcony! the moon was in the top of Sydney City.

It was really beautiful, first it was so bright and its slowly covered by dark shadow, turned completely dark then spooky red dark and slowly bright again.

I got this binoculars, it has a sensation when a whole moon got dark. Like the devil came and ate it hehehe
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#59932 - 29 Aug 07 08:39 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: bonita]
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Quoting: bonita
full moon? there's always "something" about it... spookiegrin


Hence the name LUNATICS,...
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#59945 - 29 Aug 07 10:33 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: emmajkt]
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It was really beautiful, first it was so bright and its slowly covered by dark shadow, turned completely dark then spooky red dark and slowly bright again.


Aww.. i missed out!! i only got to see the reddish moon, Thanks to some passerbys who looked up the sky! otherwise i would've missed it completely.

It's beautiful! as though someone carelessly dipped the moon in a combination of black, orange and red water colour.

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#59955 - 29 Aug 07 12:20 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Choc_Cow]
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At it's height, the complete darkness even played havoc with the Bat population....


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#59961 - 29 Aug 07 13:07 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Dilli]
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Is there something you want to say Dilli?.............
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#59962 - 29 Aug 07 13:08 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Lulu]
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Nah, It seem's Bats can be a problematic subject matter here...
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#59964 - 29 Aug 07 13:43 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Dilli]
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i've never been to BATS. what is it? who goes there?
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#59967 - 29 Aug 07 14:02 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Expensive prices, one of the worst bars in Jakarta, crowded and has poofy big beer glasses, safe venue for tourists except for ayam type predators, has the worst staff of any bar I have visited in Jakarta. Not a good meeting place as you cannot talk over the noise.

Full of Yanks with US dollars looking to get laid and thats about it!
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#59979 - 29 Aug 07 18:09 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Dilli]
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BATS is in Shangri-la Hotel.
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#59982 - 29 Aug 07 19:14 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: bonita]
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BATS is in Shangri-la Hotel.

and just how do you know that, young bonita?? hmmm??
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#60011 - 30 Aug 07 08:15 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Although it may not have been seen by many, Ind Coup took an excellent shot with the eclipse as viewed beside the Monas.

One of the best photo's I have seen for a while.

See it below but I recommend going to the Blog and reading the whole article!

See it here...

http://indcoup.blogspot.com/


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#60016 - 30 Aug 07 08:59 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Dilli]
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interesting juxtaposition.

photo's nice, too ...
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#60054 - 30 Aug 07 17:50 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
Quoting: bonita
BATS is in Shangri-la Hotel.

and just how do you know that, young bonita?? hmmm??


been there once in 2003,pak kuku.
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#60098 - 31 Aug 07 12:08 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: Choc_Cow]
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It was really beautiful, first it was so bright and its slowly covered by dark shadow, turned completely dark then spooky red dark and slowly bright again.


Aww.. i missed out!! i only got to see the reddish moon, Thanks to some passerbys who looked up the sky! otherwise i would've missed it completely.

It's beautiful! as though someone carelessly dipped the moon in a combination of black, orange and red water colour.


smile the moon in the top of sydney city looked like this that night...





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#60115 - 31 Aug 07 16:23 Re: Lunar eclipse will leave Indonesia in the dark [Re: emmajkt]
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wow very nice pics emma
i noticed yesterday the moon was amazing, very lightly and so big... i should take some pics too laugh maybe next time...
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