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Total Lunar Eclipse Visible from UK

Started by welshcol, December 13, 2018, 11:30:16 am

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welshcol

December 13, 2018, 11:30:16 am Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 10:39:29 pm by Geoffw


Total Lunar Eclipse Visible from UK.
Early Start !!!!

See:- https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/lunar-eclipse

Geoffw

Looks like it'll be a early morning event. starting at 02.36 and finishing 07.48
Geoff

welshcol

Quote from: Geoffw on December 13, 2018, 10:23:57 pm
Looks like it'll be a early morning event. starting at 02.36 and finishing 07.48


Hi Geoff - that's why I mentioned the "Early Start" !!!!😉😁
Have a great Christmas.🎅🎄🎅🎄⛄

welshcol

Hi Geoff- with the lunar eclipse now on the "horizon!!"  ;) :) and with your previous success with your lunar photographs have you any suggestions for camera settings?? ::)
I have a tripod but the f and iso settings you have used with success in the past would be useful as a start point or perhaps from any other Group member.
I have a TMC-TZ20 Panasonic Compact Digital Lumix Camera
Thanks in anticipation.

welshcol

January 18, 2019, 08:28:30 am #4 Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 02:49:44 pm by welshcol
Early indications are that there will be good visibility for the early hours of the Morning of 21st January giving a good chance of viewing the Total Lunar Eclipse.  ::)



update:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46908305
What time is the lunar eclipse?

The table below lists the timings for the whole eclipse as seen from London and they might differ by a few minutes for other parts of the UK.


Local time (GMT) in London

2:36am

Penumbral eclipse begins

The Moon will start to enter the Earth's penumbra (area of partial shadow) and start to darken.

High in the south west


3:33am

Partial eclipse begins

The Moon will start to enter the Earth's umbra (area of full shadow) and leave its penumbra and will darken considerably, almost as if it is changing its phase from full moon to waning crescent in just over an hour.

High in the south west


4:41am

Full eclipse begins

The Moon has completely entered the Earth's umbra and starts to turn red.

High in the west


5:12am

Maximum eclipse

This is when the Moon is closest to the centre of the Earth's umbra.

Fairly high in the south west


5:43am

Full eclipse ends

The Moon will start to leave the Earth's umbra and enter its penumbra losing its red colour.

Fairly low in the west


6:50am

Partial eclipse ends

The Moon has left the Earth's umbra and has completely lost its red colour. One side starts to get lighter whilst the other is still very dark as it enters the Earth's penumbra, almost as if it is changing from a waxing crescent to a full moon in around an hour.

Low in the west


7:48am

Penumbral eclipse ends

The Moon will look slightly darker than usual and has now left the Earth's penumbra.

Low in the west