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Old 07-27-2018, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century on 27 July

https://astronomynow.com/2018/07/12/...ry-on-27-july/

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http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Vid..._is_an_eclipse

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Old 07-27-2018, 10:49 AM   #2
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We are going to watch it during the full moon swimming at the local public pool this evening. Its too hot to sleep early anyway for the kids.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:55 AM   #3
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The six weeks of hot for us weather has broke. Thunderstorms coming my way, probably cloudy later on. Have a look anyway!

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Old 07-27-2018, 11:04 AM   #4
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 The six weeks of hot for us weather has broke. Thunderstorms coming my way, probably cloudy later on. Have a look anyway!

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We expect the cold front tomorrow night here, but it won't lower the temperatures much.
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:11 AM   #5
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I have access to full lunar eclipse here in Asia!

But err..., it starts at 2:24 a.m., reaches maximum at 4:21 a.m., ends at 6:19 a.m. And I usually wake up an hour later...

http://www.planetariumnegara.gov.my/...na-bulan-penuh

It is cloudy here, so I am thinking whether staying up all night really worth it.

Edit: Just saw the Moon! It is already red now! Looks huge!

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Old 07-27-2018, 02:06 PM   #6
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 I have access to full lunar eclipse here in Asia!

But err..., it starts at 2:24 a.m., reaches maximum at 4:21 a.m., ends at 6:19 a.m. And I usually wake up an hour later...

http://www.planetariumnegara.gov.my/...na-bulan-penuh

It is cloudy here, so I am thinking whether staying up all night really worth it.

Edit: Just saw the Moon! It is already red now! Looks huge!
The eclipse doesn't begin for another few hours, you probably just saw the Moon rising low on the horizon. When a lunar eclipse happens, the Moon will appear a deep, dark red.
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:57 PM   #7
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Yes, you are right Kyle.

Anyway, I just saw it this morning, 30 minutes after the totality. I can see Mars beside it. But, phone's view is a completely different story.

https://imgur.com/a/0b5QB6h
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:18 AM   #8
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Had a nice evening in the public pool with my family watching both the blood moon and have a nice ISS fly-over right during the height of the eclipse.
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Old 07-28-2018, 09:18 AM   #9
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It looked beautiful here too.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:24 PM   #10
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Too low in the sky in central Finland (it's too bright at night to see anything but the Moon, but even the Moon was behind the trees) :-(

Well, one more month, and I can think of getting the telescope out again...
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:10 PM   #11
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I checked the schedule for upcoming eclipses for 2019. Warning: Data may be inaccurate.

https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/


Total Lunar eclipse January 21 - 2019
Visibility: North/South America, Europe, West Africa.

In Finand expected Elevation 23 (start) -3deg (end) above horizon, Direction: West 270deg - 310deg



Partial Lunar eclipse July 16 - 2019
Visibility: South America, Europe, Asia.

In Finand expected elevation 6 deg above horizon, Direction: South


Mercury Transit November 11 - 2019

In Finland expected to start 3:30 PM (local time) about an hour before sunset. Elevation 6deg South-West (Inaccurate might not be visible)
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:14 AM   #12
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Thanks for the list! Especially the Mercury transit would be cool to see - though November weather here tends to be awful.

Astronomy conditions here tend to be peculiar - it's a lopsided season to begin with, pretty much nothing at all during the bright summers, but crystal-clear winter nights with plenty of deep sky potential. So high latitude that parts of the Zodiac can never be seen properly. I've got hills and trees on the low horizon, but pretty much zero light pollution (in fact, Aurora Borealis is sometimes the worst offender). So anything low in the sky requires observing through trees (which isn't so bad in winter with a 20 cm aperture as it might seem).
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