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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE - Jan 20/21st ( Sunday/Monday) and Weather Prospects

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4 minutes ago, Ruud said:

Here's a cloud map for now. 

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Thanks Ruud. I'm right in the middle of that cloud band just across the North Sea from you - not even a hint of brightness where the Moon should be.... 😖

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Clouds are back in force so back to bed for an hour before work I think. 

Happy with what I saw/captured though. 

 

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1 minute ago, johnfosteruk said:

Clouds are back in force so back to bed for an hour before work I think. 

Happy with what I saw/captured though. 

Well done John, good to see that someone saw it and captured some nice shots :thumbright:

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I managed to some some views - worth getting up for!

Phone pic below

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1 minute ago, GavStar said:

I managed to some some views - working getting up for!

 

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Very nice Gav

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i set my 250px up at around 4am and saw the moon for 5 mins then the cloud came and i did not get another clear view in essex, so i just now came in 🙄 dang shame.

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Hung about as long as I could, kept hitting shoot praying for a clear spell and managed to get a single exposure that wasn't completely black.
The modded SLR gives a pretty red tint anyway, but this was during totality, about 20 minutes ago.
Levels pushed in photo editor, but im calling it a night now and packing down ready for a few hours sleep :(

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Quickly processed one from just before totality. Now I'm off to bed for an hour :)

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Well, ! can't believe it.  I went to bed around 2am and set the alarm at 3am to get up and try and get a glimpse of the moon if the clouds thin at all - without any real expectation.  Went out at 3.15 and the moon was bright with only some light cloud and the sky was largely clear!!    Apart from a few minutes of totality when cloud hid the moon it was largely clear from this time until the total phase was finished.  There was some haze at times, and the telescope became covered it ice - as did the lens before I finished taking photos, but I really couldn't have asked for a much better view.  Then at 5.50 had a nice view of Venus at around 6 degrees altitude in the E with Jupiter 4 degrees below it and slightly to the right.

Really pleased not to have to wait to see the next eclipse in 2028!

Here are a few of my pics, all taken with my SW 72ED and an Olympus E-M5 Mk11.

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Well done Paul ! Was that Yorkshire ?

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The clouds parted at 4.15am and I was blessed with clear skies until 6.20am which was amazing!. Could not find my 200mm lens Grrrr!. So had to use the stock 18-55 Canon lens, but hey visually fantastic!. Grabbed about 40 shots with different settings, they wont be the best.. but at least a record of the event

Happy Rob! :)

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I see'd it too:

Looking at the phone shots above I hold my head in shame with my Stupod efforts.

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@paulastro so pleased that you got a clear patch and saw it, I really felt for you when it looked like you would miss it.

From the cloud maps shown I was very lucky, just scraped clear sky on the very SE Essex and got to see the action too, but only from the bedroom window.

But another Lunar Eclipse seen and much enjoyed by eye, I feel very lucky indeed.

 

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Glad some folks had some good views of this event. Not a sausauge here despite waking at 3:30 and 4:40 am. The cloud had been showing the moon earlier but it thickened up so it was a solid blanket by the early hours  !

 

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It does show the huge difference in brightness between full and eclipsed moon. Even when you can clearly see the uneclipsed moon through cloud, it completely disappears when viewed eclipsed through the same thickness of cloud.

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2 minutes ago, Stu said:

It does show the huge difference in brightness between full and eclipsed moon. Even when you can clearly see the uneclipsed moon through cloud, it completely disappears when viewed eclipsed through the same thickness of cloud.

I guess in a similar vein Stu I really like the one star that appears in my (and others) photos. I’m guessing that this star wouldn’t have been visible if the eclipse was not happening? 

Stars really did start popping out of the sky when the moon hit totality 😀👍

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2 hours ago, paulastro said:

Well, ! can't believe it.  I went to bed around 2am and set the alarm at 3am to get up and try and get a glimpse of the moon if the clouds thin at all - without any real expectation.  Went out at 3.15 and the moon was bright with only some light cloud and the sky was largely clear!!    Apart from a few minutes of totality when cloud hid the moon it was largely clear from this time until the total phase was finished.  There was some haze at times, and the telescope became covered it ice - as did the lens before I finished taking photos, but I really couldn't have asked for a much better view.  Then at 5.50 had a nice view of Venus at around 6 degrees altitude in the E with Jupiter 4 degrees below it and slightly to the right.

Really pleased not to have to wait to see the next eclipse in 2028!

Here are a few of my pics, all taken with my SW 72ED and an Olympus E-M11.

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Nice one Paul, glad you got it.:headbang2:

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Total cloud cover at about midnight so i wasnt very hopefull. I set my alarm for 5am and would you believe it not a cloud in the sky including the moon!  I soon realised my mistake that as it was now morning and not evening the moon would be at the front of the house not the back d'oh.

Anyway i went out armed with only my 10x50's and i was very glad i did. Nice red colour covering nearly all of the surface.  I just wish i had bothered to get the scope set up for a few afocal images with my phone.

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3 hours ago, knobby said:

Well done Paul ! Was that Yorkshire ?

Thanks knobby, yes it was, Oakworth in West Yorkshire.

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2 hours ago, GavStar said:

I guess in a similar vein Stu I really like the one star that appears in my (and others) photos. I’m guessing that this star wouldn’t have been visible if the eclipse was not happening? 

Stars really did start popping out of the sky when the moon hit totality 😀👍

Yes, it's good isn't it. I think it is that the longer exposure used when the moon is fully eclipsed allows you to capture stars without over exposing the moon.

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Little bit of processing done on my original image

 

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