Lunar Eclipses 2008

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Lunar Eclipses 2008

Postby pbholmes » 21 Jan 2008, 20:59

Two lunar eclipses are predicted for 2008.
First, there's a total lunar eclipse on February 21st, which will be easily visible from here (weather permitting).

The second is a partial lunar eclipse on August 16th, just barely visible from here.

February 21st, Total


Visibility map


Image


August 16th, Partial



Image

Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC
Eclipse maps courtesy of Fred Espenak - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
For more information on solar and lunar eclipses, see Fred Espenak's Eclipse Home Page:
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/eclipse.html

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2 weeks

Postby pbholmes » 14 Aug 2008, 22:26

Lunar eclipses quite often happen 2 weeks before or after solar ones.
Look out for a partial lunar eclipse on Saturday evening.

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Postby astrogeorge » 16 Aug 2008, 09:00

It looks like we will miss tonights eclipse, i hate the british weather!
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Postby seabay » 17 Aug 2008, 18:29

Well, it was pretty much a bust down here as well - caught one brief glimpse at around 9pm - you could see the lower left quadrant of the moon was darker than the rest, but if you hadn't known it was an eclipse, you'd just have thought it was a patch of denser cloud!
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