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Offline Bolty  
#1 Posted : 01 January 2019 16:09:07(UTC)
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Afternoon all, Happy New Year!

The next full moon will occur on 21 January, and it will be a special one because it will result in a total lunar eclipse visible from the UK (weather permitting, of course). As with the September 2015 lunar eclipse, it will be visible during the early hours, so if you're an early riser, you may have a chance to see it.

Offline Roger Parsons  
#2 Posted : 01 January 2019 17:08:05(UTC)
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Moved across from Space thread:

Heads up for the Quadrantid meteor shower on 15th Jan and a total Lunar eclipse on 21st.

Lots of Planets are visible this month too. For details, see Paul Money's website:

http://www.astrospace.co.uk/Astrospace/monthly-sky/monthlynightsky.html


[Link updates month by month]

Roger

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Lincolnshire proverb:
"Where the hogs shite soap and the cows shite fire".

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Offline Bertwhistle  
#3 Posted : 01 January 2019 17:08:26(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bolty Go to Quoted Post

Afternoon all, Happy New Year!

The next full moon will occur on 21 January, and it will be a special one because it will result in a total lunar eclipse visible from the UK (weather permitting, of course). As with the September 2015 lunar eclipse, it will be visible during the early hours, so if you're an early riser, you may have a chance to see it.

Thanks Scott; my youngest has received a pretty good telescope for Christmas; could make some excellent viewing.

Bertie, Itchen Valley.
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Offline Bolty  
#4 Posted : 12 January 2019 23:17:47(UTC)
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Still early days but it could well be that you might need to really wrap up warm on the night in question. Despite the cold though, a pattern like this would be good: an Arctic air mass and northerly winds would very likely bring clear skies for many.

Offline KevBrads1  
#5 Posted : 13 January 2019 08:34:03(UTC)
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Saw the last total lunar eclipse from this Saros group back in early January 2001



All eclipses belong to a particular Saros group and there is a gap of 18 years, 11 days and about 8 hours between each eclipse in that Saros group.

For instance, the total eclipse shadow that crossed the USA in August 2017, 18 years previous was the last British total solar eclipse.


Timelapses, old weather forecasts and natural phenomena videos can be seen on this site

http://www.youtube.com/c...z2feWDTydhpEhQ/playlists
Offline KevBrads1  
#6 Posted : 20 January 2019 07:45:42(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bolty Go to Quoted Post

Still early days but it could well be that you might need to really wrap up warm on the night in question. Despite the cold though, a pattern like this would be good: an Arctic air mass and northerly winds would very likely bring clear skies for many.

 

It was looking good but it feels as though clear skies chances has been downgraded somewhat. Hope for some decent breaks.



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http://www.youtube.com/c...z2feWDTydhpEhQ/playlists
Offline Bolty  
#7 Posted : 20 January 2019 08:35:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post

 

It was looking good but it feels as though clear skies chances has been downgraded somewhat. Hope for some decent breaks.

Yep looking fairly cloudy around this region tonight now . Still the Met Office are hinting at some breaks in the clouds for the early hours, but given their recent record with cloud cover, I'm not holding my breath.

Offline haghir22  
#8 Posted : 20 January 2019 17:00:47(UTC)
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We are out in garden already with daughters telescope looking at the moon which is stunning. Skies clear as anything currently but she wants to be woken at 4.30am....do I set alarm? Will skies be clear?
YNWA
Offline howham  
#9 Posted : 20 January 2019 21:06:03(UTC)
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Moon looked cracking rising earlier this evening. Very big and bright. Currently clear skies so fingers crossed.
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