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Carolgentle

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Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:52:12 AM »
Just a quick heads up, apologies if this has already been posted and I missed it!

There is going to be a partial lunar eclipse tonight about 9pm....it won't be spectacular as it will just clip the edge of the Earth's umbra, but if you can get to a low horizon and watch the moon rise it should definitely be visible. Tonight's full moon should have a noticeable little slice missing....but it will be a little slice!  Also moon may have a slight red tinge to it too..very nice if you can get your scope on it.  Remember to add an hour to times in this link to convert from UTC to GMT.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_2013_lunar_eclipse

I've never seen any kind of lunar eclipse yet before so here's hoping the weather clears up as promised!

Have a good day.

Carol
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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 11:33:58 AM »
Thanks Carol, fingers crossed for clear skies
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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 12:15:14 PM »
Yep, i've been clouded out every time!

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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 12:24:30 PM »

Can we see it from the UK?
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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 12:48:39 PM »

Can we see it from the UK?
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Yes but it will be damn low in the sky - shortly after moonrise. 2055 to 2120 is the rough timings
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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 02:23:09 PM »
That's why i posted in on the observing challenges forum! hee, hee.....i going up Blackford Hill as i think there'll be a good chance of seeing something from there.

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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 02:50:16 PM »
That's where I'll be. Good view even from the car park at the observatory.

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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 04:27:00 PM »
Astro Panel Indicates clear skies from around 8 pm onward, radar images confirms this as well.

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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 06:08:28 PM »
Partly cloudy here in the West coast. Strange type of eclipses these ones, one half of the Moon looks darker and redder than the other

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Re: Tonight's partial lunar eclipse
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2013, 07:25:16 PM »
Well looks like weather might be ok in the East....will look out for you Grant.

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