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Total eclipse of the moon

On Friday evening 27 july....   quote from The Mail On Sunday ..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5979297/Moon-turn-stunning-blood-red-Friday-longest-total-lu...

 

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The total eclipse will begin at around 8.30pm in the UK on July 27 and finish at 10.13pm. From then until around half 12 there will be a partial eclipse.

 

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Thanks @shutter

Does anyone remember the partial eclipse of the Sun circa 1998-ish?

Work let us all outside to watch it that was very strange (in a nice way), never seen anything like it.

I was a bit naughty and stared at it with no eye protection even though we were all advised it was not a good idea.

I'll stay up and try to watch that Smiley

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Yes, I remember it..... was in Wales.... working on my car... when it got a bit dark... but that was all it was... !..

 


@Alex wrote:

I'll stay up and try to watch that Smiley


What time do you go to bed normally, then  ? ? ? 

 

 

The total eclipse will begin at around 8.30pm in the UK

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Fair enough 8:30pm is not too bad Smiley

Though sometimes I do stay up and watch storms even if they are at 2-3am. When I were a lot younger that is the only time my father would stay me stay up and watch them. Interesting times.

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Re: Total eclipse of the moon

The moon is going to be below the horizon until at least 9pm.   Check here to see when it will be visible to you.

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A minor event, the big one is due 29/03/2019, when Sun and Moon will both be in eclipse, and Chicken Licken will be right for once.Funny

Sorry guys!

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@Alex wrote:

 

Does anyone remember the partial eclipse of the Sun circa 1998-ish?

 

 


Perhaps you mean this one in 1999?

Depending on where you were it was actually a total eclipse.  Wink

Where I live we were fortunate as the overhead clouds parted just at the right moment for us to see the total eclipse (a few minutes before and after), and it did go properly dark, together with a drop in temperature.

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@shutter thanks for the reminder. I had forgotten it was happening.

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Yeah @RobPN it must have been that one.

I was working at that company in 1999 so that sounds right.

I seem to remember you'd get a total eclipse if you lived in places in Cornwall, but I wasn't there at the time. I would have taken time off work to go there thinking about it, though I guess finding a place to stay won't be easy.

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If there's a chance of clouds and drizzle you can bet it will coincide with the eclipse.

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For ever the optimist Wink

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I find this site good for everything sun, moon, and time related:  https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/

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@billnotben wrote:

If there's a chance of clouds and drizzle you can bet it will coincide with the eclipse.


In which case if you've a smart phone you could 'watch' it indoors using the 'Sky Map' or similar App - you won't get wet and as the walls won't block your view I don't think the clouds will either!  Smiley

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@artmo wrote:
the optimist Wink
@RobPN wrote:

if you've a smart phone you could 'watch' it indoors using the 'Sky Map' or similar App

 

My battery is bound to go flat or I'll drop the phone.Tongue

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@Alex wrote:

Does anyone remember the partial eclipse of the Sun circa 1998-ish?


I remember it looking like it was just a little overcast in far East Kent.

 

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