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3rd March - Total Lunar Eclipse (Merged... again)


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  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

    Lunar Eclipse on the night of the 3rd.

    Partial phase begins at 21h 39m and ends 01h 12m with totality at 22h 44mt o 23h 58m. All times are GMT.

    Totality will last for an hour.

    A lunar eclipse happens when the Moon phases into the cone of shadow cast by the Earth. Its supply of direct sunlight is cut off and the moon becomes dim until it emerges from the shadow. even at mid totality it does not vanish completely, because the sunlight is bent on to its surface by the Earth's atmosphere. The eclipse could be dark or bright it depends on the air.

    From BBC sky at night mag

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    Thanks for that. Hope it'll be clear!!

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  • Location: Swansea (West)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Hot Summers
  • Location: Swansea (West)

    This site (below) will allow you to get the precise time plus the altitude and azimuth of the moon with your longitude and latitude. (Google Earth is a good reference to find these)

    http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/LunarEclipse.html#formb

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    We were blessed with a perfect clear sky for the partial eclipse back in

    September. I really hope it is similarly fine for this total eclipse, although

    a number of lunar and solar eclipses (whether partial or total) have been

    affected by cloudcover since I've been interested in them.

    Only a week to go!

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  • Location: Swansea (West)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Hot Summers
  • Location: Swansea (West)

    So tonight we have a Total Lunar Eclipse, hopefully we will have clear skies.

    More info on BBC's website:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6411991.stm

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    My local forecast said it will be touch and go for clear skies tonight, as Sunday's storm system won't be too far away by then. Fingers crossed!

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  • Location: Isle of wight
  • Location: Isle of wight
    This is one event which is best viewed with the naked eye.

    will you be taken any photos tonight.

    or will any one else be. i might try and get out to take some..

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

    Think I'll still get my telescope out- just see what I can see on the Moon with the red Earth light shining on it. Wonder what it looks like if you were on the Moon!

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
    will you be taken any photos tonight.

    or will any one else be. i might try and get out to take some..

    If it's clear (doubtfull) I'll give it a try - at least it's at a 'sensible' time :nonono:

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
    i am praying for a nice clear night.

    just been down the beach and took this one of the moon.

    Nice picture Kelly.

    It's looking slightly better here now for a clear view, the cloud from the storm system to the west should hold off at least till midnight.

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    Not wrong....it's just if you up the shutter speed, you'll get more detail and contrast on the Moon itself though, but would have lost some of the cloud detail. It depends what you want to acheive.

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  • Location: Isle of wight
  • Location: Isle of wight
    Not wrong....it's just if you up the shutter speed, you'll get more detail and contrast on the Moon itself though, but would have lost some of the cloud detail. It depends what you want to acheive.

    ok thanks for that, i will change it for tonights shots.

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  • Location: Old Stratford, Near Milton Keynes
  • Location: Old Stratford, Near Milton Keynes

    I've never seen the moon so bright as it is now..... need some moonglasses! It's looking good for most of the UK to witness this eclipse, especially so for central and southern England.

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