Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home page


Observing >> Lunar Observing

Pages: 1
Centaur
Vendor
*****

Reged: 07/12/04

Loc: Chicago
Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26
      #5810876 - 04/20/13 01:14 PM

A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia during the night of 2013 APR 25-26. Based on the French model, the umbral magnitude will be 0.013, meaning that at best only 1.3% of the Moonís diameter will be covered by the dark portion of the Earthís shadow.

Iíve created a panorama of five phases of the eclipse as viewed from London. Although position angles would be different for other locations, the event timings will be the same if adjusted to local time zones. It can be seen at www.CurtRenz.com/moon

Descriptions and photos of the eclipse would be welcome additions to this thread.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
PhilCo126
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26 new [Re: Centaur]
      #5823633 - 04/26/13 05:58 AM

Thanks to a second pair of eyes, my son (observing with large binoculars) warned me of the fact that an airliner would cross over the full Moon so I could capture it at maximum of the eclipse when the Moon was only 1% in the central umbra shadow of our Earth:



Also check:
http://www.universetoday.com/101742/astrophotographers-capture-mini-lunar-ecl...


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Centaur
Vendor
*****

Reged: 07/12/04

Loc: Chicago
Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26 new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5824048 - 04/26/13 10:36 AM

That's a marvelous shot, Philip. Thanks for sharing.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
PhilCo126
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26 new [Re: Centaur]
      #5824261 - 04/26/13 12:08 PM

Belgian amateur-astronomer & astro-photographer Geert Vandenbulcke made an excellent animation of the partial Lunar eclipse:

http://www.astronomie.be/tranquility.base/20130425-lunareclips.html


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NeilMac
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 09/25/10

Loc: MedHat, AB, Canada
Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26 new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5824270 - 04/26/13 12:14 PM

Nice !

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Centaur
Vendor
*****

Reged: 07/12/04

Loc: Chicago
Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26 new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5829065 - 04/28/13 08:39 PM

I now have on my website a preview of the May penumbral lunar eclipse. The brightest Full Moon of 2013 slightly grazing the weak edge of the penumbra will have virtually no effect on its brilliance. The June Full Moon will actually approach slightly closer to the Earthís center, but the May Full Moonís nearness to the ecliptic enhances the oppositional flash. My related graphics can be seen at: www.CurtRenz.com/moon

During that same evening the Moon will occult magnitude +2.6 Beta Scorpii. Iíll provide data and graphics for that next month.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
THEPLOUGH
ELEVEN Grandchildren; FIVE Ducklings
*****

Reged: 01/11/08

Loc: Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND
Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26 new [Re: Centaur]
      #5829629 - 04/29/13 07:30 AM

Good work...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Tapio
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 09/24/06

Loc: Tampere, Finland
Re: Partial Lunar Eclipse - April 25-26 new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #5829647 - 04/29/13 07:59 AM

I made timelapse video of the eclipse.
Used old 50mm camera lens and old webcam.
1 frame /5 s and 60 fps.

Eclipse video


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
0 registered and 0 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Dave Mitsky, star drop, Starman81 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 775

Jump to

CN Forums Home




Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics