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Sunday Night's/Monday Morning's Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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#1 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 25 March 2024 - 01:37 AM

A less than spectacular penumbral eclipse is underway.

https://earthsky.org...rch-24-25-2024/

https://www.astronom...-22-to-29-2024/

 

https://www.cnn.com/...-scn/index.html

 

https://stardate.org...cast/2024-03-24


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Posted 25 March 2024 - 01:46 AM

It's getting close to maximum eclipse, and I haven't detected any noticeable darkening.


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Posted 25 March 2024 - 06:27 AM

I got clouds....



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Posted 25 March 2024 - 10:29 AM

I got the insides of my eyelids.


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Posted 25 March 2024 - 11:44 AM

At 6:30 UT with eyes only, the brilliance of the Moon was noticeably less than early in the evening. With 10 x 50 binoculars, the southern portion of the Moon was obviously shaded. At mid-eclipse, 7:13 UT, this southern shading was apparent with eyes only, giving the Moon a two-tone appearance. The image below was captured shortly after maximum eclipse.

 

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Posted 25 March 2024 - 12:07 PM

I captured the penumbral lunar eclipse from 1:20 AM to 3:30 AM EDT this morning. Peak was at 3:12 AM.  

 

The camera captured the shadow creeping in, but looking up with the naked eye I could not really see any evidence of the penumbral even at the peak.

 

Blog post, captures, and timelapse video can be found here:

http://www.suffolksk...-march-25-2024/

 

This is at 3:12 AM EDT at the peak of the eclipse.

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For comparison here is the Moon at 1:20 AM, just a few minutes into the event.
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Not that spectacular but still a neat catch. 


Edited by herseycart, 25 March 2024 - 12:11 PM.

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#7 CHnuschti

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Posted 25 March 2024 - 03:54 PM



I captured the penumbral lunar eclipse from 1:20 AM to 3:30 AM EDT this morning. Peak was at 3:12 AM.  

 

An impressive comparison. Was not aware of the eclipse, took place anyway in the day here.

 

Hope you don't mind, I made a short illustrative gif with ezgif.com. Quite interesting how the bright ejecta items in the SE part almost fully disappear, while e.g. Menelaus and Manilius at bottom of mare Tranquillitas Serenitatis barely change, as well as Aristarchus in Procellarum. The kind of change that in detail can only be caught with camera, I guess, visually it's probably more of an "impression".

 

regards

 

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Posted 26 March 2024 - 06:08 AM

 

 

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That is great! 

 

I also created a timelapse which can be found here https://www.youtube....h?v=SE4nvjMccPk

The timelapse is from captures every 5 minutes between 1:20 AM and 3:30 AM EDT.   You can see the Earth's shadow creep in little by little.

 

Thanks again for the animation.

 

Hersey


Edited by herseycart, 26 March 2024 - 06:21 AM.

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