Advance Warning of Lunar Eclipse

dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
19 Feb 2008 7:25PM
For all those people who would like to try their hand at capturing a lunar eclipse, there will be one on 21st of Feb.

The whole thing will take from around 01:00 to 06:30 with the moon starting to enter the umbra (the darkest part of the earth's shadow where the moon goes red) at around 02:00 and exiting at around 05:30.
If you just want to get the moon when it looks nice and red, you need to be looking from around 03:00 until 04:00.

The timing isn't very good for us this time, but it does favour our American friends.
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
19 Feb 2008 8:07PM
Thanks Doug.
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
19 Feb 2008 8:09PM
Thanks Doug. I'll probably miss it though - work in the morning Sad
Brom 15 804 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 8:10PM
cheers worse for me in germany
wipka84 12 43 England
19 Feb 2008 8:17PM
Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately i'll probably be in bed too!
conrad 16 10.9k 116
19 Feb 2008 8:51PM
Some tips for insomniacs / eclipse fans...
sherlob Plus
14 3.1k 129 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 9:16PM
Cheers Conrad, the article is excellent. It also provides the best description of the old 16's rule I have read.

Doubt I'll catch this one - still waiting for my tele lens to come back fron Canon.


User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
19 Feb 2008 9:51PM
Good 'shout' there Conrad. Thanks. One for the big 'SAVE' folder Wink
cambirder 16 7.2k England
19 Feb 2008 10:06PM
One thing guaranteed though 100% cloud cover.

Unlike lasts years rather spectacular one
exposure Plus
16 6.0k England
19 Feb 2008 10:25PM
Will It be visible in Cyprus ?
Thank you.
dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
19 Feb 2008 10:34PM
You should see at least some of the eclipse is Cyprus Pauline.
Check out Sky and Telescope and click on the map to get a bigger view.
It looks like the moon will set whilst it is leaving the umbral stage of the eclipse.
Just remember that the times they quote are for America.

Doug Smile
exposure Plus
16 6.0k England
19 Feb 2008 10:36PM
Thank you Doug.
MikeRC 15 3.6k United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 11:51PM
Thanks Doug but i'l be in bed too.

....probably just look at your pic.

AnthonyM 15 428 2 United States
20 Feb 2008 1:59AM
I have some links to sites that will tell you the moon rise time and azmith where the moon will appear, but does anyone know where I can tell the approximate height (angle of declination?) for the moon at a certain time?
Here the eclipse will peak at 10:01pm, but we have some potential obstructions here in the city...
Just wondering if I can tell in advance if I can stay home, or do I need to drive to the country with extra clothing and hand warmers.. and then not get home until 1:00am on a work night. :-(
dougv 16 8.4k 3 England
20 Feb 2008 2:27AM
This any good Anthony?

Doug Smile

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