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Thursday, August 14

Lunar Eclipse Watch Saturday 16th August


The weather forecast does not look too promising for Saturday evening but they don't always get it right so given a chance of some clear skies, I will be down on the Memorial Gardens Cockermouth from about 9 pm BST setting up the Society Telescope.

It is a deep partial eclipse so most of the moon will be in full shadow of the earth with the remaining sliver in partial shadow.

Every lunar eclipse looks subtly different depending on the amount of dust in the earth's atmosphere so events like erupting volcanoes and burning rainforests can affect the appearance

This image was taken during the partial phase of an eclipse back in 2004 viewed by society members from the Caldbeck fells. More pictures of that event here.

Here's hoping for some
Clear Skies
Robin

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