Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

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Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby ricci » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:56 pm

In the night of New Year will happen a small partial lunar eclipse

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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby lukeskywatcher » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:10 pm

WOW it really is gonna be a SMALL eclipse. Probably not even worth observing.
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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby les » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:26 pm

HI Paul,
Being a Scot Hogmanay is the only night of the year I normally say I wont be out observing but as this is a early evening event I will be out with my camera.A minor Lunar eclipse event it may be but sometimes its surprising what the digital camera can bring out, and lets face it with the amount of cloud we get evey event is worth observing.[:D]
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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby lukeskywatcher » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:53 pm

You are right Les. Silly, nay stupid of me to say it is hardly worth observing. Pretty clear here right now (inbetween passing clouds of hail and/or snow). I spose at least i will do is fire up the old SLR and see if i can capture it.

P.S.~Is "Hogmanay" a Scots Gaelic word (i cant see it being so), or is it just a Scot"ism" for New Year?.
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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby brianb » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:26 pm

[quote]is it just a Scot"ism" for New Year?. [/quote]
"Hog manay" i.e. "lots of pigs", a reference to the large number of policemen required to keep order on the streets of Glasgow on New Year's Eve.

OK, I'll get my coat....

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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby lukeskywatcher » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:43 pm

[quote]ORIGINAL: brianb

[quote]is it just a Scot"ism" for New Year?. [/quote]
"Hog manay" i.e. "lots of pigs", a reference to the large number of policemen required to keep order on the streets of Glasgow on New Year's Eve.

OK, I'll get my coat....


[/quote]

Hahahahaha. I'll go with that.

Brilliant.
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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby aztecastromcj » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:00 pm

looking forward to seeing this, clear skies just now

great way to end 2009 aswell, can't happen very often

Happy Blue Moon Hogmanay (Small) Partial Eclipse Every1

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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby lukeskywatcher » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:16 pm

Cloudy now. Not much chance of seeing anything. Typical.

I'll be glad to see the back of 2009. I think i missed nearly EVERY event of the year due to cloud. I only saw some Leonids because i got out of bed at 5AM.
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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby lukeskywatcher » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:13 pm

I just let the dog out the back and caught a fleeting glimpse of the moon through some really thick fast moving cloud. I hoestly could not tell if any "shadow" on the moon in the eclipse area was infact the earths shadow or just cloud. Then the was gone again.

I THOUGHT i saw an eclipse shadow in the 9 o clock area of the moon............but that makes no sense.
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RE: Partial lunar eclipse on December 31

Postby brianb » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:36 pm

Mostly cloudy here but I did get a view of the eclipse

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2009 Dec 31, 1936 UT. Canon 40D, 300mm + x2 converter, 1/250 sec @ f/11, ISO 400.

As usual, it's hard to tell exactly where the penumbra shades into the umbra.

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