Thursday, June 16, 2011

Darkness but lots of Cloud!

Well we had the darkness as the moon moved into the umbra of the Earth's shadow but the good ol clouds blocked our view here in Launceston.

We will have the another chance to see a full lunar eclipse on December 10/11th this year (Midnight). A bit less bitter as it will be summer and not an early rise needed, just a late night/early morning to bed.

For more info on upcoming lunar eclipses see http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/lunar.html.

Cheers

Michael

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Prelude to the the Lunar Eclipse June 16th 2011

Full totality of a previous Lunar Eclipse on August 28th August 2007 taken at Royal Park Launceston.





Just Before totality!







Halfway to totality









The intitial darkening of the limb of the moon which will begin around 4am Thursday Morning (tommorrow).








Here is a short summary on the Iceinspace website for basic information about tommorrow's Lunar Eclipse.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/63-618-0-0-1-0.html


If its clouded out here in Northern Tasmania you can try a live upload to u tube at







Here's hoping for clear skies wherever you are observing the eclipse.








Michael