Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

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Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby sonia » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:06 pm

Visible at moonrise. Starts at 18:05 UT and finishes at 19:37 UT. Maximum at 18:51, 18 per cent of the moon will be covered by the earth's shadow.
To see anything at all, you will need a flat eastern horizon and very clear skies. Most of the eclipse will take place at a very low altitude.[/align]
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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby jsc248 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:56 pm

Thanks for the heads up Sonia, I only hope these clouds dissappear before then!
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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby les » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:26 pm

HI Sonia , John.
I have a ideal eastern horizon,and weather permiting I'll try to get a DigiScoping image of the eclipse.Since I got my first digital camera at the begining of last year there has been a distinct dearth of decent lunar eclipses.[:@]A better eclipse is the total on the evening of March 3 2007.
Regards and clear skies Les.
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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby jsc248 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:16 pm

Cheers Les,
look forward to seeing the images (weather permitting!!)
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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby wgater » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:16 pm

Thanks for the heads up Sonia, I had nearly forgotten this one! [:)]Can't believe its September already!!! I'm planning on imaging this from a site with a sea horizon. (Same as when I captured the [url=http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/tm.asp?m=12285&mpage=1&key=⿽]'Sturgeon Moonrise'[/url]) so hopefully, weather permitting will get this one.

Cheers

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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby marsstu » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:56 am

Gorgeous clear sky here in Kendal right now, and we - that's Eddington Astronomical Society - are looking forward to our "Eclipse Watch" at Kendal Castle from 7.15pm. If you're in the area, why not come and join us? From the castle we have a PERFECT eastern horizon... [:D][:D]
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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby wgater » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:43 am

Good luck Stuart. Clear as anything here too. Let's hope any cloud keeps away from the Eastern horizon.
Regards
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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby col » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:20 am

Hey i actualy saw it tonight at work,i didnt think i was going to ,but it was crystal clear and i saw a very clear bite out of the top,it was a great sight.[:D]

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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby alandavidshaw » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:53 am

Nice one Col,
I managed a quick glimps. Seemed unreal!
Disapointed that I didn't have time to take a picture. [size=1][prior commitments][/size]

Anybody get a pic?
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RE: Partial Lunar eclipse 7th September

Postby duck_pond » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:13 am

Hi, new to the forum as I was wondering if anyone else had photo'ed the eclipse last night. I spent a while just trying to find somewhere to see the moon, as there was a bit of cloud about, and the moon turned out to be very low in the sky.

Anyway, I found it eventually, and took the shots - can be seen [url=http://www.peter-walkden.fotopic.net/c1076708.html]here[/url]

It was a lovely sight... almost pretty enough to ignore being eaten alive by the midges!
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