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    Smile Total Lunar Eclipse Coming on Dec. 20-21

    You might be interested to know that there is a Total Lunar Eclipse happening on Dec 20-21st depending on where you are. Here is a summary, and here are further details from NASA. You can watch it with the naked eye--you don't need any special doodads to watch it.

    The Eclipse coincides with the Winter Solstice, which is celebrated in many cultures.
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    I'm hoping for a clear day. Been working on my solar observatory to replace the front lawn. I've got the autumnal solstice marked out. I'll be marking the equinox next...

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    Why can't they schedule one of those in the daytime so a fella can watch it?? Dang networks anyway!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I'm hoping for a clear day. Been working on my solar observatory to replace the front lawn. I've got the autumnal solstice marked out. I'll be marking the equinox next...
    Egads, I thought my project list was long! You got new a table, storage shed, shelving, a few (maybe more) that I have forgotten (help me here Sharon) and now:

    Brenthenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Egads, I thought my project list was long! You got new a table, storage shed, shelving, a few (maybe more) that I have forgotten (help me here Sharon) and now:

    Brenthenge

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    We're going to our useless triangular lawn in to a labyrinth. Your suggestion is a good start (we were thinking a round thingy and using the remaining sub-triangles as specific garden areas. Right now, all we have is a center pole and the summer solstice marker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    Egads, I thought my project list was long! You got new a table, storage shed, shelving, a few (maybe more) that I have forgotten (help me here Sharon) and now:

    Brenthenge

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    Bill did you know theres a replica of stonehenge in southern Wash State. I was driving from Portland to the tri-cities one time and saw a sign for it so I drove over and looked at it, kinda neat. Here some info if anyone is interested.
    http://www.legendsofamerica.com/wa-stonehenge.html
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    I did Don as I lived near there several times in the past. It has a nice view of the Columbia Gorge from there.
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    For someone with a lot of time on their hands.

    http://www.carhenge.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Bill did you know theres a replica of stonehenge in southern Wash State. I was driving from Portland to the tri-cities one time and saw a sign for it so I drove over and looked at it, kinda neat. Here some info if anyone is interested.
    http://www.legendsofamerica.com/wa-stonehenge.html
    Been there a few times - very interesting. It is a full scale model if I remember correctly. I was surprised at how small it is as the pictures from Salisbury make it look larger.
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    Brenthenge... Hmm, That has a definite ring to it! I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to use for the markers. I was leaning toward a pylon/pillar in the middle, and a few low markers in a ring around that.

    And then we would put in a meditiation maze with some benches, or interesting things here and there to look at... Very long term project, but I do like marking the sunsets for now. So far just a tube stuck in the ground and stakes to mark the positions...

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