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DISH Network's Exclusive DishEARTH Channel To Air Total Solar Eclipse Live From Space


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#1 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 04:40 PM

DISH Network's Exclusive DishEARTH Channel To Air Total Solar Eclipse Live From Space

WHAT: Sunday’s total solar eclipse will not be visible in the U.S., but DISH Network’s exclusive DishEARTH channel will be broadcast the event in real-time.
WHERE: Launching on Earth Day last year, DishEARTH, Ch. 287, broadcasts live 24/7 views of Earth from the world’s first Earth-directed camera mounted on a commercial communications satellite
WHEN: Sunday, July 11, 2010 starting at approximately 3 p.m. ET
HOW: All DISH Network customers have access to DishEARTH and can tune in to follow the moon as it takes its path between Earth and the sun.

For additional information about DISH Network programming or to order visit www.dish.com. For questions about DishEARTH, ask DISH Network on Twitter @dishnetwork or Facebook.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:40 PM

Cool.
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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:16 AM

Would be even cooler if it were an HD feed.....

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:37 PM

Would be even cooler if it were an HD feed.....

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:28 PM

There is an HD option. Go to a location where you can view the eclipse. It will be displayed in a breathtaking resolution of 50 CPD. :eek2:
(Assuming you're human and have 20/20 vision.)

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:41 PM

There is an HD option. Go to a location where you can view the eclipse. It will be displayed in a breathtaking resolution of 50 CPD. :eek2:
(Assuming you're human and have 20/20 vision.)


but if they did that, it would take something away to complain about...

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

At 2:15 EST I see a dark area on the lower left hand side of earth guess it has started it's track across :)

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:18 PM

There is a big black mark moving across the image very slowly.
It is too far south to be the BP oil spill. :)

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:27 PM

Yes - watching the eclipse is cool !
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:49 PM

Put it in motion once you get a few minutes on your DVR. Fast backward or forward.
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HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:55 PM

An interesting effect right now is a reflection of the sun just north of the equator as the sun goes behind E10 (the camera location).

The eclipse should last for another hour or so as the shadow moves further south and east toward southern South America until it disappears into sunset around 4:50pm ET.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

Screen caps anyone?

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:23 PM

At 2:15 EST I see a dark area on the lower left hand side of earth guess it has started it's track across :)

I'm guessing that should be 'EDT' or better yet just 'ET'

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 02:51 PM

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HD, SchmacHD!! Just be glad you've got a picture at all.

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:06 PM

Thanks for the screen shot, SayWhat?. For some reason my timer stopped recording 33 minutes in ... I caught nothing. If not for your picture, I would've wondered what it looked like. :biggthump
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:55 PM

I have over four hours on my DVR ... if I figure out how to time lapse it I may post it. Here is someone else's time lapse (as found on YouTube):
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:52 PM

Thanks, James ... heck of a sight. :)
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:20 PM

It was one of those things that was not as good as expected and better than expected. Animations generally show a tight circle more than a smudge ... and the shadow seems to be not faded around the edges concentrically. But it is still an amazing picture and at 300x it is obvious what is changing (other than the weather). Unfortunately the progress bar is where the eclipse occurred.

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:34 AM

It was one of those things that was not as good as expected and better than expected. Animations generally show a tight circle more than a smudge ... and the shadow seems to be not faded around the edges concentrically. But it is still an amazing picture and at 300x it is obvious what is changing (other than the weather). Unfortunately the progress bar is where the eclipse occurred.


Well, if that's the way Mother Nature wants me to see it, I'll take it. It was an amazing sight. Thanks again. :)
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 05:43 AM

WOW, great video!




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