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Old 2nd January 2019, 10:52
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I doubt you could have launched an aerial farm with your Oceanspan that would give a sufficiently narrow beam width.

(That would not have prevented MIMCO from marketing it as the Cosmospan)
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Old 2nd January 2019, 17:36
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Didn't Isambard Brunel launch a steam powered projectile to the moon, reports expected soon?

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I daresay there's a few on here who have sailed pass this going up through the Sunda Strait. The sheer scale of the collapse is staggering, but then Anak Krakatau (Son of Krakatau) has been there before.

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Old 3rd January 2019, 09:33
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.........and what about the Chinese, today 'On the dark side of the moon'?

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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:22
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Pink Floyd did it first .
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Old 3rd January 2019, 11:26
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....I was waiting for that response,pity I couldn't have got a bet on somewhere!

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Old 3rd January 2019, 11:46
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Looks quieter on 30/12 than 2/1. Remember sailing past in early 70's. In those days 'The Pilot' was written with some style and I remember the entry included the more famous eruption finishing with "… and multitudes perished".

RIP the most recent multitude. Lucky us to be on less exciting geology.
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Absolutely. Much as we may moan about our northern temperate climate and unpredictable weather …. geologically this is the place to live.
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Total eclipse of a Super Moon in the early hours of the morning. (The Moon is closer to the Earth, i.e. perigee.) Not looking promising where I am weather wise.

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Old 20th January 2019, 23:41
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It looks fine here but unless I shit the bed I will not be 'up' to observe it!
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It is a pretty horrific time for the event. I blame it on Theresa May.
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I did see it twice after all. Full on dim and orange and then about half on its way out of shadow. Discourtesy of the bladder not the bowel.
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I did see it twice after all. Full on dim and orange and then about half on its way out of shadow. Discourtesy of the bladder not the bowel.
Me too. There was a brief shooting star right next to it. Aged mariners get to witness more than most. London Calling (or whatever it is called these days) can be interesting in the small hours.
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Worra bummer !! They forecast cloud down here so I didn't bother. Got up at 7am to see a clear sky and a bright super moon on the western horizon.

Bloody missed it.
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A new hot water lagoon. Dramatic! 1973 saw the eruption on the Westermann Islands, Iceland. Heimey was the eruption. The Open University geological group took twenty of us on a field trip 18 months after the disaster. The Fokker Friendship landed us on an ashfield - the old strip was lost. The ground was still hot. We walked across the roofs of buried houses and looked down chimneys. My boots rotted with the sulphur. A wonderful trip - apart from the weak Icelandic beer.
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