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Topic # 228962 31-Jan-2018 21:04
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The supermoon has already risen over Hawke's Bay. It isn't supposed to peak until after midnight, but it is already pretty spectacular, even through the clouds.

 

 





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  Reply # 1949709 31-Jan-2018 21:07
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In Wellington we have been experiencing fantastic weather since November..... guess what? Tonight it's overcast. frown





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  Reply # 1949712 31-Jan-2018 21:11
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MikeB4:

 

In Wellington we have been experiencing fantastic weather since November..... guess what? Tonight it's overcast. frown

 

 

Same in Auckland :(. For weeks sunny and tonight of course cloudy...


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1949713 31-Jan-2018 21:11
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Also overcast here, but the moon is bright and punching right through it.

 

 





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  Reply # 1949714 31-Jan-2018 21:13
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It matches the eclipse timing (0225 there abouts)

 

http://rasnz.org.nz/index.php/in-the-sky/eclipses-2018

 

Close proximity so yeah, will look good all night. But main event is early am. 

 

And, well.. http://www.metvuw.com/satellite/satellite.php?ihour=0? 


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  Reply # 1949715 31-Jan-2018 21:13
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MikeB4:

In Wellington we have been experiencing fantastic weather since November..... guess what? Tonight it's overcast. frown



Ditto here in PN. Not heavy cloud but heavy enough...

My two boys stayed up later tonight to see it, but both have had to go to bed disappointed.



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  Reply # 1949722 31-Jan-2018 21:20
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Cloud cover is thicker now. Moon mostly obscured. I hope it improves later but I'm glad I got to see what I did. It is pretty spectacular even now.

 

 





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  Reply # 1949738 31-Jan-2018 21:54
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For those that have an overcast sky, here is the 'removed by one camera' live version: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/

 

Enjoyable from your own chair / bed.


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  Reply # 1949786 1-Feb-2018 02:06
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MikeB4:

 

In Wellington we have been experiencing fantastic weather since November..... guess what? Tonight it's overcast. frown

 



Ditto here in PN. Not heavy cloud but heavy enough...

 

It's almost as if the Moon's proximity has some effect on atmospherics..





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  Reply # 1949787 1-Feb-2018 02:06
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I have been following the eclipse all evening here in Hawke's Bay. In spite of clouds the moon was mostly visible. But a blood moon I did not see. I saw the shadow moving across the moon as it turned darkish grey and then black. Finally, at about 01:50 it disappeared completely! It just got darker and darker until it was no longer visible at all. At this moment there is nothing to be seen of it, also not with binoculars. Just jet black. It is supposed to stay this way for about an hour but I am not going to wait for it to reappear. Time to go to bed.

 

 





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During the evening it was too cloudy to see it however, my wife woke me around 3am and the sky was clear and we had a great view from our bedroom deck. Well worth it, got to love nature.




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Yeah, it was quite bad in Auckland. Saw glimpses around midnight but only got worse later, tried around 3:00 and 5:00 but the clouds were too thick and there was no sign of the moon :(.


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  Reply # 1949829 1-Feb-2018 08:49
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Got up at 3am but couldn't see the moon at all,  as the cloud was too thick (Wellington). 

 

I guess I'll have to wait for the next one.





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  Reply # 1949840 1-Feb-2018 09:00
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MikeAqua:

Got up at 3am but couldn't see the moon at all,  as the cloud was too thick (Wellington). 


I guess I'll have to wait for the next one.



You should have driven out to the Hutt Valley the sky was clear at 3 to 3.30 am, it was also warm outside.




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  Reply # 1949851 1-Feb-2018 09:16
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MikeB4:

 

In Wellington we have been experiencing fantastic weather since November..... guess what? Tonight it's overcast. frown

 

 

Same here in Morrinsville.  Clouds everywhere..





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