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Penumbral Eclipse tonight

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4 months 2 weeks ago #106471 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

Just a reminder about tonight's Penumbral Eclipse. If you look carefully you should see a slight dimming of the moon, particularly around mid-eclipse at 00:44 UT. This event will not compare with a total lunar eclipse or even a partial one. The man/woman in the street would most likely not notice it.

Despite what other websites in Ireland say, the Moon will not turn red and a penumbral eclipse is not usually considered a "Partial Eclipse". Th phase Partial Eclipse is reserved for partial umbral eclipses.

Nevertheless, have a go observing it.

John

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4 months 2 weeks ago #106472 by flt158
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Thank you, John, for that vital information.

I have just come home now at midnight.
The Full Moon is very bright -but there is no dark shading.

Aubrey.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #106473 by flt158
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Dublin skies are now overcast at 00.30.
Can anyone else see anything?

Aubrey.

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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #106474 by Fermidox
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I had some breaks beginning around 0020 and was surprised how obvious the darkening was to the naked eye, comparable to a partial eclipse. This is from 0037 -



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4 months 2 weeks ago #106475 by flt158
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My skies never cleared again.
I waited until 1 am.

Congratulations on your very fine image, Finbarr.

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4 months 2 weeks ago #106476 by JohnONeill
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Hi,

I managed to see the penumbral eclipse before layers of clouds thickened. Was pretty easy to see the darkening in the North of the Moon to he naked eye. Due to the low Moon (from across the Pond) did not use the Observatory, but get a couple of shots with the 200 mm lens on a tripod.

Please see my website Variable Star Nights for a image.

John
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