Partial Lunar Eclipse

Residents of Europe and Africa had the chance to see the annular solar eclipse last Monday. Unfortunately, in the UK we were mostly looking at cloud (it has been constant for a couple of weeks now).If you live elsewhere in the world and felt you missed out on the eclipse, you can experience a partial lunar eclipse on October 17th. Greatest eclipse occurs at 12:03 UT.

In the Americas you should see the eclipse at moon-set whereas western Iran, Pakistan, India and Malaysia will see it at moon-rise. If you live in any of those parts of the world you will only see part of the eclipse; the Moon will be below the horizon for some of the time. If you are lucky enough to live in Australia, NZ, Japan, Alaska, western Canada and the west coast of the US you should get to see all of the eclipse. Of course, the weather could conspire against you. I hope you have clear skies wherever you are.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Saturday 08th Oct 2005 (23:46 UTC) | Permalink
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