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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:16 AM

This is a list we assembled for a good place to watch the moon tonight, and stay warm and have a drink and/or a bite.  NOTE:  Not all of these, or even many of these will allow you to watch from your seat, we expect window tables to either be already occupied, or to be slightly obstructed.  But all of them (except Vista 18 ** phone ahead) have a patio or outdoor area adjacent that you can step out onto for a good view.  Bring a jacket!  And arrive early, or phone ahead to avoid disappointment - we are not sure if any of these are already full.  If you call and any are full, please let us know here, and we'll remove from the list, we'd appreciate that tip. 
 
Also, let us know if there are locations we should add to this list.
 
✪ Beach House - 5109 Cordova Bay Road - (250) 658-5224
 
✪ Oak Bay Beach Hotel (Snug Pub) - 1175 Beach Dr. - (250) 598-4556 
 
✪ Vista 18 - 740 Burdett - (250) 382-4221 *** phone ahead, this may be very close to full already
 
✪ Aura Restaurant at the Laurel Point Inn - 680 Montreal - (250) 414-6739
 
✪ Lure Restaurant and the lounge at Ocean Pointe Resort - 100 Harbour Rd. - (250) 360-5873
 
✪ Sidney Pier Hotel - 9805 Seaport Pl. - (250) 655-9445
 
✪ Oak Bay Marina restaurant - 1327 Beach Drive - (250) 598-8555
 
Other prime viewing spots, free:
 
Victoria:
 
♫ Clover Point
 
Central Saanich:
 
♫ Island View Beach
 
Saanich:
 
✈ Mt. Douglas summit
✈ Mt. Tolmie (reservoir side)
 
Oak Bay:
 
♫ Cattle Point or Willows Beach
 
West Shore:
 
♫ Esquimalt Lagoon


#2 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:19 AM

Photos of tonight can go in this thread.  And if you miss it tonight, post photos from 2033 in this thread. :wave:  No point starting a new thread.


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 07:49 AM

According to this (have to put in coordinates) http://www.dailymoon...ondailymap.aspx I might just be able to see the moon from my place. 

 

At 7:15 last night it was rising over the building next door.  It'll be rising a little later but I should be able to see it. 


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#4 Gary H

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:39 PM

Oh this one is REALLY hard to see, pics coming...



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 07:17 PM

It's been rising above the building next door for a few minutes and I got some photos.  Only using a 135mm lens though...  And the neighbours have hyper blinding LED motion flood lights I'm contending with.  And a deck that allows much motion to get to the camera. 


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 07:20 PM

Wayyyy too hazy from Willows Beach area. Left and enjoying it from home now but still not as I imagined it would be....

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 07:34 PM

Excellent view from the Gorge area; sadly I was too lazy to haul out and set up my Olympus PEN EP-3. Perhaps next time, lol. In the meantime I will await the inevitable flood of pics here and especially on Facebook. Perfect viewing conditions at least from here, so I expect there will be some sharp images as a result.



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 07:43 PM

21153284043_6bb480d58e_c.jpgHarvest Moon and Lunar Eclipse by sebbles1, on Flickr

 

21587446899_e475decc50_c.jpgHarvest Moon and Lunar Eclipse by sebbles1, on Flickr


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#9 Gary H

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:22 PM

Here's what I saw.  This was really hard to shoot.  The moon was pretty dim and so you needed a 2 to 3 second exposure for the telephoto shot, which without the proper tracking gear introduces some slight motion blur as the moon is moving.

 

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:41 PM

Nicely done!

 

I'm on the hunt for a good price on the Pentax O-GPS1 GPS device for my camera.  Unfortunately they're approaching $300 new so a used one will do.

 

It works with the image stabilization (sensor shift) to track and compensate for the planetary movement.  Long exposures with no star trails would be pretty nice. 


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#11 pherthyl

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:53 PM

I took this picture..

 

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off reddit.    
https://i.imgur.com/d1JHPRq.jpg


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#12 Mike K.

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 07:47 AM

That's amazing. Thanks, phyrthyl, and thanks to everyone for their photos as well.


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:35 AM

Nice try, phyrthyl :P 


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:54 AM

http://www.telegraph...time-lapse.html


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#15 Gary H

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 08:02 PM

Tonight's moon was MUCH brighter than last night, and while it wasn't nearly as "red" it still had a dark orange cast near the horizon.

 

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#16 Bingo

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 03:58 PM

Get ready for the largest moon since 1948 on November 14th.

 

The second in a triad of supermoons—when the full moon makes a close approach to Earth—will rise in the east after sunset.

While the last three months of 2016 each boast a supermoon, this month’s full moon will be the largest and closest to Earth since 1948, making it a truly beautiful sight to behold.

Stay tuned for a full viewer’s guide, and get ready to submit your best supermoon pictures to National Geographic Your Shot.

http://news.national...ower-astronomy/

 

 

 

Venus and Saturn will sparkle near the crescent moon on November 2.

 

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Moon and Mars—November 5

After sunset this day and the next, look for the crescent moon to park itself next to the red planet. Earth’s lone natural satellite will start off to the right of Mars, and it will rise above the planet the following day.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:17 AM

Who saw the Beaver last night?

 

A full Beaver Moon will light up the weekend skies starting Thursday November 2nd, shining at its fullest, most luminous glow by Friday at 10:22 pm PT, and continuing through to Sunday.

The origins of the term full 'Beaver Moon' came about when fur trappers would use the light of the full moon to set their traps, using the beaver pelts for the fur trade.

The full Beaver Moon will be just a day shy of a being a super moon however.

"This full moon happens just before the moon reaches its closest distance to Earth," said CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

"So if the Beaver Moon were to happen just one day later, it would have been a 'super' Beaver Moon."

The year's only super moon, known as a Cold Moon will rise December 3, shining 30 per cent brighter and 15 per cent bigger than the other 13 moons of 2017.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...ember-1.4384375

 


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#18 Mike K.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 07:31 AM

Yeah, I woke up to it the other day. It was quite beautiful and very eerie looking amidst the clouds (obviously not among them, but you get the point).

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:09 PM

Tonight – December 3, 2017 – the full moon is what we in the Northern Hemisphere call a Cold Moon, Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon. It’s also the year’s one and only full supermoon. In other words, it comes close enough to Earth (222,443 miles or 357,987 km) to enjoy supermoon status. http://earthsky.org/...n-on-december-3

 


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