Tag: Total Lunar Eclipse

Don’t ask me how the eclipse watching is going! :-(

October 8, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 8 October 2014) Not sure where to start …. the cloud has eaten the Moon, my long life computer battery isn’t (!) and I had to find two VERY long extention cords, my webcasting telescope is behind a tree that I can’t move and I am being eaten by mosquitoes! I managed […]

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Two celestial events on the same night! Uranus at opposition and total lunar eclipse Wednesday 8 October 2014

October 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 1 October 2014) I love celestial coincidences. In fact the only thing better than having two celestial ‘events’ occurring on the same night is having the two events happening near each other. This is happening next Wednesday (8 October 2014) when both a total lunar eclipse will occur at the same time the […]

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Tonight’s ‘Blood Moon’ lunar eclipse and the tetrad

April 15, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Don’t be disappointed tonight (Tuesday 15 April 2014) when the totally eclipsed Moon doesn’t turn out to be literally ‘blood red’ (as apparently outlined in a New York best seller). The appearance of a lunar eclipse in real life varies dramatically and depends to a large degree on the level of dust in […]

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Sky cleared (temporarily) for a view of total lunar eclipse

December 11, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

The sky cleared temporarily for me to look at the total lunar eclipse. Through my 70mm binoculars, the Moon was a lovely coppery colour. The cloud prevented me attempting astrophotography using my telescope (no time to do polar alignment) but I managed to get a couple of images using a 300mm zoom lens […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse this Saturday night / Sunday morning

December 6, 2011 | By | 12 Comments

Update (11.36 pm 10 December 2011): I managed to just get a photo of the partially eclipsed Moon through a small gap in the cloud. Not particularly clear and out of focus. The last total lunar eclipse for 2011 will occur this coming weekend (10 & 11 December 2011). Simply look above the […]

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Total Lunar Eclipse As Seen From Brisbane

June 19, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

My good friend Tony Surma-Hawes successfully imaged the Total Lunar Eclipse from Brisbane, Australia. One of his images is posted below.  Information about the 16 June 2011 Total Lunar Eclipse can be found here. Here are his comments about imaging the eclipse: ‘ The settings for the photos are (not very specific), tripod […]

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Thursday mornings Total Lunar Eclipse could be unusually red

June 12, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

A Total Lunar Eclipse will occur on the morning of Thursday 16 June 2011. The total eclipse begins at 5.22am AEST when the Moon totally enters the Earth’s shadow. Mid-eclipse occurs at 6.13 am AEST and the total phase ends at 7.02 am AEST. Twilight and then daylight will prevent residents of Eastern […]

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June 2011 Sky & Space Events

May 29, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

These notes are intended to provide a casual skywatcher or someone already into amateur astronomy living on the East Coast of Australia with a short summary of what is happening in the night sky in June 2011. Instructions on how to obtain customised satellite viewing information for your location can be found here. […]

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