Total Lunar Eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:28 am

As I mentioned in the June weather thread, there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse this week. The Eclipse will start at 11:23pm on Wednesday night and reach Totality at 4:12am on Thursday morning and will be a rare "Central Eclipse" which is relatively rare where the moon passes in front of the centre of the Earth's shadow and will be the Darkest lunar eclipse of this century.

But the forecast says showers with the risk of a possible storm for Wednesday and showers are being forecasted for Thursday so looks like we might not be able to get to see this eclipse. Image

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_2011_lunar_eclipse

There will be another Lunar Eclipse on December 10 that will be visible here in Australia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2011_lunar_eclipse

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:04 pm

The Eclipse is on tonight/early tomorrow morning.

Clear skies at the moment, so hopefully we will be able to get to see the eclipse tonight.

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby Storm Wolf » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:50 pm

Oooh, I might even wake up to see that if it's clear. Lunar eclipses look awesome.
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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby Tasman » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:46 pm

Hey just found this thread. I'm another one hoping for some clear skies early morning :)

Sounds an awesome big red moon!

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:46 am

The Eclipse has started. Allot of cloud about though.
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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:47 am

Google Live Stream:

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:06 am

It's overcast outside now and totality is in about 10 mins, doesn't look like we will be able to see the eclipse. Image

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:19 am

I went out to take a look at the eclipse and it started to rain! Image

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:29 am

Here's what totality looked like from Googles live stream:

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:56 am

The cloud just cleared for about a minute and I got a glimpse of the eclipse, still mostly red but I can already see the it starting to go back to normal.

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:09 am

Yes i woke up 4am and saw it.

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby silvercloud » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:55 am

I got up and watched from about 4am til about 4.45. We had pretty clear skies here.

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby SimonB » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:25 pm

Envious... (yes, I get the irony)
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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:30 pm

I did see the moon after 5am when the cloud started to clear, but I didn't get to see it at totality because of the heavy cloud and rain at my place.

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby Lucifer » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:47 am

I woke up for it but didn't get out of bed when I saw the cloud.
A friend of mine managed to get this great shot tho: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/iotw.html?iotwid=174

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby Sirena » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:58 pm

Thought some might be interested to know that the Total Lunar Eclipse is on this Saturday the 10th of December.

Starts at 7:34pm and will last for almost 5 hours :shock: The moon will be in complete shadow at 10:06pm with the eclipse finishing at 12:18am Sunday

Forecast for Saturday/Sunday are showing as partly cloudy, so lets hope the clouds stay away and we can get a clear view :-bd

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:50 pm

Cloud could spoil the lunar eclipse:

Late on Saturday Australia will be treated to a total lunar eclipse, however significant cloud cover is likely to spoil the party for the major cities in the country's east.

The eclipse will start at at 11:46pm AEDST, with the peak of the total eclipse occurring at 1:32am on Sunday morning. The moon will be totally eclipsed for 51 minutes and be back to its normal state by 3:18am.

With a lingering trough over QLD, much of the state's coast is likely to be shrouded in cloud. Brisbane will be no exception, however the trend should be for a slight decrease in cloud cover as the eclipse starts.

In Sydney, you will have to be lucky to catch a glimpse of the eclipse with cloud streaming in the from the west. The cloud cover should increase just after midnight.

For Melbourne a cold front will push through late this evening and into Sunday morning. While this may be a welcome relief for some after the recent heat, it will bring an increase in cloud and showers dampening the hopes of those waiting up to see the lunar phenomenon.

If you don't catch a glimpse of it this time around the next total eclipse will be in April 2014.

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby @weather_wa » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:52 pm

Looks like we will have mostly clear skies for the eclipse tonight! Image Image

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby lykeeze » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:47 pm

you got some crazy photos EOS just been browsing your profile on redbubble for about the 1000th time this year

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Total Lunar Eclipse

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:14 pm

Nice that WeatherZone didn't mention what viewing will be like in WA or SA or NT or Tassie.

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