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vetran
13th November 2012, 13:08
SUN to GO OUT COMPLETELY: Here's how to watch online ? The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/13/total_solar_eclipse_live/)

video is really good, maybe for those chained to the pc can view it live?

SupremeSpod
13th November 2012, 13:11
Erm what time will it be in Cairns at 19:35 GMT?

NickFitz
13th November 2012, 13:14
Erm what time will it be in Cairns at 19:35 GMT?

5:35 of a summer morning. Tomorrow morning, in fact.

Old Hack
13th November 2012, 13:16
5:35 of a summer morning. Tomorrow morning, in fact.

I thought 6.35, not long after day break. Should be weird, sun just appears on the horizon only to suddenly disappear. It's the build up too, to the wet season, so it could be cloudy.

Pondlife
13th November 2012, 13:18
I thought 6.35, not long after day break. Should be weird, sun just appears on the horizon only to suddenly disappear. It's the build up too, to the wet season, so it could be cloudy.

No doubt Aussielong will figure his evening's cocktail of drugs and booze has finally kicked in and he's had another episode

:rolleyes:

SupremeSpod
13th November 2012, 13:32
5:35 of a summer morning. Tomorrow morning, in fact.

Ahhh, so it will be daylight before the eclipse. As you were, nothing to see here.

Old Hack
13th November 2012, 13:47
Ahhh, so it will be daylight before the eclipse. As you were, nothing to see here.

Not at 5.35 I think, as in the tropics, you normally get 12 hours of sunlight.

Edit: Just checked and sunrise is at 5.35. Not really going to make much of a difference then....

SupremeSpod
13th November 2012, 13:48
Not at 5.35 I think, as in the tropics, you normally get 12 hours of sunlight.

Edit: Just checked and sunrise is at 5.35. Not really going to make much of a difference then....

That was pretty much my train of thought...

Old Hack
13th November 2012, 13:59
That was pretty much my train of thought...

Not too sure why, but I thought Queensland was 11 hours ahead.

I thought you were going that way in your original post, and thought it would be close, but now realise it's not close, it's at the same time...

I guess the sky will light up pre dawn, then suddenly get dark, then be brilliant sunshine. If it isn't cloudy...

NickFitz
13th November 2012, 13:59
I thought 6.35, not long after day break. Should be weird, sun just appears on the horizon only to suddenly disappear. It's the build up too, to the wet season, so it could be cloudy.

5:35 in Cairns, according to timeanddate.com: The World Clock - Time Zone Converter - United Kingdom – England – London vs Australia – Queensland – Cairns (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/converted.html?iso=20121113T1935&p1=136&p2=927&p3=&p4=&p5=&p6=&p7=&p8=&p9=&p10=&p11=&p12=)

EternalOptimist
13th November 2012, 15:57
They are a superstitious lot, these aussies.
I was over there a few years ago, in Alice Springs and I was in a bar .

The barman refused to serve me, because I was a bit, er, 'unsteady'
'Sorry mate, we dont serve boguns'

but I knew there was an eclipse coming, so I pointed to the sky, and shouted
'O great sun God, listen to thine servant, head of the Liverpool Bumdingo tribe, and go dark'

when the sky went dark, the aussies started wailing and throwing dirt into their hair, then they got down on their hands and knees , grovelling to me,
'O great chief of the BumDingos, please make the sun shine again. dont leave us in perpetual darkness'
just then , the eclipse ended, so I said

'pint of fozzies and a packet of crisps please mate'



:rolleyes:

EternalOptimist
13th November 2012, 15:58
what made it really funny though, was that it was 12 oclock at night

KentPhilip
13th November 2012, 19:40
Youtube has a more reliable live feed.

Total Solar Eclipse Live - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4EL4ddw-uKc)

Starts around 7:50pm UK time, with totality at 8:39pm.

aussielong
13th November 2012, 20:40
They are a superstitious lot, these aussies.
I was over there a few years ago, in Alice Springs and I was in a bar .

The barman refused to serve me, because I was a bit, er, 'unsteady'
'Sorry mate, we dont serve boguns'

but I knew there was an eclipse coming, so I pointed to the sky, and shouted
'O great sun God, listen to thine servant, head of the Liverpool Bumdingo tribe, and go dark'

when the sky went dark, the aussies started wailing and throwing dirt into their hair, then they got down on their hands and knees , grovelling to me,
'O great chief of the BumDingos, please make the sun shine again. dont leave us in perpetual darkness'
just then , the eclipse ended, so I said

'pint of fozzies and a packet of crisps please mate'



:rolleyes:

They don't sell Fosters in Australia. It's too weak for the domestic market.

aussielong
13th November 2012, 20:42
No doubt Aussielong will figure his evening's cocktail of drugs and booze has finally kicked in and he's had another episode

:rolleyes:

I bet you've kissed a few cane toads.

EternalOptimist
13th November 2012, 20:45
They don't sell Fosters in Australia. It's too weak for the domestic market.

no sh!t Bruce.

well, to be honest, I didn't ask for a packet of crisps either




:rolleyes:

Moscow Mule
13th November 2012, 22:34
They don't sell Fosters in Australia. It's too weak for the domestic market.

Yes they do, its just not very popular.

The brewery (actually named Fosters) dont promote it much as they make more money from Crown, VB etc

Incidentally the Fosters in Australia is 4.9%, the same as Crown.

Are you sure you're actually from Australia?

aussielong
14th November 2012, 01:36
Are you sure you're actually from Australia?

No I'm not. And I was pulling EOs leg.

F**k me, you people are IT robots. "DOES NOT COMPUTE, DOES NOT COMPUTE"