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elizabeth25
2011-Jun-02, 02:39 PM
Pray for clear skies on June 15th as there will be a total lunar eclipse, and is expected to be one of the darkest eclipses ever (with a magnitude of 1.7). Sadly it won’t be visible to viewers in North America, but much of the rest of the world should be treated to a beautiful show as the Moon slips into Earth’s shadow.

The entire eclipse will last 5 hours and 39 minutes, with a totality duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It will begin at 17:23 UT.

Only locations in India, eastern Africa, the Middle East and western Asia will experience the entire eclipse.

anyone from the above countries? would love to see your pictures.

Glom
2011-Jun-02, 02:46 PM
Hmm. 17.23 UT is broad daylight round these parts. I presume the Moon won't even be up at that time. Will we see an eclipsed Moon rising?

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-02, 03:27 PM
Check this link out, Hope it helps.

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2011Jun15T.pdf

Swift
2011-Jun-02, 03:28 PM
Moved the thread from Space Exploration to Astronomy

Clear skies!

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-02, 03:54 PM
thanks swift for moving my thread, wasnt sure where to put it.

Glom
2011-Jun-02, 04:05 PM
So if I'm reading that correctly, we should see it just before it starts to leave the umbra.

Centaur
2011-Jun-03, 02:26 AM
Hmm. 17.23 UT is broad daylight round these parts. I presume the Moon won't even be up at that time. Will we see an eclipsed Moon rising?

See my thread in this forum which links to my video presentation describing the upcoming eclipses: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/115924-Video-Previewing-3-Eclipses-amp-Asteroid-Occultation . An asteroid will be occulted during the lunar eclipse. For Britain the Moon will rise while totally eclipsed. My second post in that other thread displays my diagram of the lunar eclipse with details specifically for London.

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-13, 09:07 AM
If you cant see the Lunar eclipse from where you are, check out this link, once you sign up to it you will be able to watch it live!

http://www.astronomylive.com/

grapes
2011-Jun-13, 10:45 AM
I think...I'll go to France tomorrow, so I can see the lunar eclipse. :)

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-13, 11:50 AM
wow, France, lucky you, i bet you will get a beautiful view from France. i live in united kingdom, i should be able to see it i think, but the last few nights have been very cloudy and raining, lets hope it clears by Wednesday.

grapes
2011-Jun-13, 01:46 PM
I think I'll be in Avignon by then, but the eclipse will be already in progress by the time we get to see the moon. Hmm, an eclipsed moon, rising. That might be even better! :)

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-13, 02:50 PM
sounds like a perfect night to me.

AGN Fuel
2011-Jun-15, 03:38 AM
I've had this one in my calendar for a while, and my hopes had increased for a colourful show given we are experiencing the after effects of the Puyehue eruption. Unfortunately though, we have had overcast skies here now for about two weeks and I don't see any prospect of them clearing in time. :neutral:

Clear skies to all who have plans to observe this eclipse. It should be a beauty.

Glom
2011-Jun-15, 11:25 AM
Not looking good.

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-15, 05:26 PM
http://eclipse.slooh.com/

BEST SITE TO WATCH THE LUNAR ECLIPSE. ENJOY!!!!

Glom
2011-Jun-15, 07:05 PM
Definitely not looking good.

Glom
2011-Jun-15, 07:11 PM
http://eclipse.slooh.com/

BEST SITE TO WATCH THE LUNAR ECLIPSE. ENJOY!!!!

Nice link. But somehow watching a feed doesn't match the enormity of seeing our own shadow above the skyline of Union Street.

Glom
2011-Jun-15, 07:17 PM
Oh good. They're opening the aperture.

Jamotron
2011-Jun-15, 09:16 PM
That was my first eclipse, and even though the sun stole the show before it was complete, it was awesome. Watched the moon slowly get devoured by the Earth's shadow and give off that nice reddish colour. Good fun!

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-15, 09:27 PM
Nice link. But somehow watching a feed doesn't match the enormity of seeing our own shadow above the skyline of Union Street.

but still its better than missing out on it altogether.

SLOOH is a robotic telescope which sits on top of a volcano in the canary islands.

elizabeth25
2011-Jun-15, 09:30 PM
That was my first eclipse, and even though the sun stole the show before it was complete, it was awesome. Watched the moon slowly get devoured by the Earth's shadow and give off that nice reddish colour. Good fun!

where did you see the eclipse from? unfortunately i had lots of clouds so i missed out on it :cry:
but i watched it on slooh, and it was amazingly beautiful.