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Telrad

Lunar Eclipse: 15th June

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It will probably be cloudy and raining here as well looking at the forecast.... :)

Absolutely no chance of seeing it from home so would have to drive down to the coast...

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Hello the Cornwall A.S are having an observing evening to hopefully watch the lunar eclipse at the Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard Peninsular. Looking at the forecast it will be touch and go for clear skies on the night. (cloud and rain forecast)

Regards Russell member of the C.A.S.

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Well, you folks in the UK have this one to yourselves - No one in the USA will see it at all. We also missed the ideal one last winter solstice, because we had rain for a week before, during, and a week after the event. :)

Dan

Dan, I feel sorry for you over there. 2012 and 2013 will be a total washout for lunar eclipses for you guys in the states; a few partials, and several penumbral eclipses that you would need special instruments to detect. Cheer up! The best lunar eclipse in the near future will be on April 15, 2014 for you in California, you'll will be IDEALLY situated to have a GREAT view. All you can do now is hope for good weather! (which wouldn't be too difficult in California) :)

All the best Dan! ;)

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It's amazing the number of people that think the phases of the moon are caused by the earth's shadow! I was speaking to one such person this week. The same people wonder why you never see a thin crescent moon at midnight!;)

There was actually a poster at the Cheltenham Science Festival last week that stated lunar phases are because of the Earth's shadow :) It wasn't a joke. I suppose the lucky thing is that today's kids wouldn't have 'read' the poster anyway, but if they got that wrong, what else could have been wrong on the other posters :)

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I'm hoping to see it, and I'd love to get a couple of images of it... but my Western horizon is rubbish, and I can't go anywhere to get a decent horizon either.

Happy Birthday Starlight1... this is the day before mine too...we can but hope.

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Will probably have to miss this one (at least the start) as I have to attend a dinner party after a PhD defense. I might try to get some people to have a look of course.

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Ain't is gong to be visible low in the SE? :):icon_scratch::)

Thats what I am seeing in Stellarium as its in total eclipse from moonrise?

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I have been looking forward to this for weeks, I should be able to see the whole eclipse from here (UTC +3 and this time of year it is always clear).

I will be ready with my scope and camera. I will post some images of the start here if I can.

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Ain't is gong to be visible low in the SE? :):icon_scratch:;)

Thats what I am seeing in Stellarium as its in total eclipse from moonrise?

Blimey! :)

You're right, I've just checked Stellarium too :p

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Good stuff MoonNut! :)

I can't wait to see those images from Bahrain

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Alan, Thanks for posting this link. The times as stated in that article are:

Partial eclipse begins: 18:23 (UT)

Total eclipse begins: 19:23 UT

Greatest eclipse: 20:13 UT

Total eclipse ends: 21:03 UT

Partial eclipse ends: 22:02 UT

It's going to be electrifying! Can't wait..

The weather should be good - fingers crossed:happy7:

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Alan, Thanks for posting this link. The times as stated in that article are:

Partial eclipse begins: 18:23 (UT)

Total eclipse begins: 19:23 UT

Greatest eclipse: 20:13 UT

Total eclipse ends: 21:03 UT

Partial eclipse ends: 22:02 UT

It's going to be electrifying! Can't wait..

The weather should be good - fingers crossed:happy7:

No probs. I am hoping it may stay clear here I am lucky to be 5 mins from a very flat horizon in all directions :)

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So guys, a day to go. What are your plans? Will you watch the eclipse from your backyards, go as far from city lights as possible, search for a high hill or what? :)

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So guys, a day to go. What are your plans? Will you watch the eclipse from your backyards, go as far from city lights as possible, search for a high hill or what? :)

Thelonious, :) I'm going to watch it in the garden with my family, who are equally as excited:bino2:!

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The moons dec. is about -24deg. so a good Southern horizon is a must.

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I have a cluttered southern horizon and the weather is forecast to be dreadful for me :)

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Forecast is bad for us in the south. Solid unrelenting cloud cover forecast. Well what a shocker. Really had no luck with special events lately. :)

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really hope the weather behaves! tonight i will be able to get out and use my scope for the first time so fingers crossed it will be a good trial run for tommorows performance

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Won't be visible from my back garden. Typical it's so low.

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Fingers crossed for clear skies on this one but looking unlikely for Derby. White cloud according to the BBC.

Should be a good specticle for all that get to see it.

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Anybody live in cheshire? Where would you say is the best place to view the eclipse? I live near helsby, i was thinkin maybe frodsham hill or runcorn hills. My garden faces south but im surrounded by highish trees.

Mark.

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The forecast on the Colouration is a positive one, so some good Imaging opportunities for those able to get the whole sequence.

Ron.

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I just had a scout around my property, the moon looks great tonight. Unfortunately it's behind treess. Grrr... I have no visible horizon once the leaves come back on the trees.

It should be clearing them soon but I will have to go looking tomorrow for a horizon view if I wan't to catch the rise as well. Weather permitting of course.

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Weather forecast is not looking good here, but if it is clear i'll go down to the beach and watch it rise over the North sea.

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