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Upcoming eclipses

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October 2014 has both a total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse occurring.

Lunar Eclipse of October 8, 2014.

A total lunar eclipse will take place on October 8, 2014. It will be visible over North America, the Pacific, Australia, and east Asia. The planet Uranus will be near opposition (Opposition on October 7, 2014) during the eclipse, just over a degrees south of the eclipsed moon, and at magnitude 5.7 bright enough to identify in binoculars. The next lunar eclipse visible in North America will be April 4, 2015.

The eclipse will begin at 8:15 UTC with the greatest eclipse at 10:54 UTC and end at 13:33 UTC.

Visibility_Lunar_Eclipse_2014-10-08.png

Map showing visibility.

Animation_October_8_2014_lunar_eclipse_appearance.gif

Animation of lunar eclipse appearance.

Information taken from Wikipedia and NASA.

http://en.wikipedia....4_lunar_eclipse

http://eclipse.gsfc....ml#LE2014Oct08T

Solar Eclipse of October 23, 2014.

A partial solar eclipse will occur on October 23, 2014. The center of the Moon’ shadow will pass over the north pole, missing the Earth, but a partial eclipse will be visible before sunset for most of North America and at sunrise in eastern Russia. Eastern North America will have the best viewing of the eclipse. The next solar eclipse visible in North America is August 21, 2017.

The eclipse will begin at 19:37 UTC with the greatest eclipse at 21:45 UTC and end at 23:51 UTC.

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Map showing visibility for North America and eastern Russia.

SE2014Oct23P.gif

Animated path of the eclipse.

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Simulated greatest partiality just before sunset.

Information taken from Wikipedia and NASA.

http://en.wikipedia....ctober_23,_2014

http://eclipse.gsfc....ml#SE2014Oct23P

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There was much discussion a few months ago by Christians (primarily) about a tetrad of "blood moons" and the historical portent they have meant in past. Of course the non believers immediately poo pooed the discussion but lo and behold Israel finds itself in a major bloodletting within 6 months of the first one. Now we are approaching the second. Curious to see what else may be in store.

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Thanks, for the heads up. We usually start having clearer skies in Oct in Florida, than we do now.

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Great graphics you rounded up Insanity, thanks!

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Took some photos of the eclipse using an Olympus E-510 DSLR on a tripod. Most of the time I was allowing the camera to auto focus while manually setting the f/stop, exposure time, and ISO speed. All photos were at f/8 and ISO 400.

At my locale, the time for events were.

P1: Penumbral begins: 4:16 AM

U1: Partial begins: 5:15 AM

U2: Total begins: 6:25 AM

Greatest Eclipse: 6:55 AM

Around 7:00 AM is when the sky started to brighten in the east. The eclipsed moon was setting in the west where there is some city glow, had a difficult time getting good photos at this time but did get a few.

3:57 AM, 1/2000 sec. About 20 minutes before the eclipse began.

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4:41 AM, 1/2000 sec. A little over a half hour after the eclipse began.

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Both of these are just prior to the moon entering the umbra.

5:13 AM, 1/1000 sec.

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5:14 AM, 1/500 sec.

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This is a few minutes prior to totality begins.

6:22 AM, 1 sec.

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6:22 AM, 2 sec.

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6:28 AM, 2 sec. A few minutes into totality.

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7:01 AM, 5 sec. A few minutes past the greatest eclipse. You can see the sky is a bit brighter.

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I caught the eclipse leaving for work this morning at 6:19am EST. Pretty freaking cool.

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Uploaded several more to imgur album.

http://imgur.com/a/1iH2l#0

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Uploaded several more to imgur album.

http://imgur.com/a/1iH2l#0

Those are great photos Insanity, thanks for sharing

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Unfortunately due to local weather clouding the skies up literally minutes before the greatest was to begin, I could not get any photos or even be able to observe the eclipse.

I did a get few of the sun prior, will review those and perhaps post them. There was a grouping of sunspots visible.

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There are two total lunar eclipse in 2015.

April 4, 2015, the third in a tetrad, which finishes with the second total lunar eclipse in 2015. Totality will last just under 5 minutes. The penumbral begins at 9:01 UTC, the greatest eclipse will occur at 12:00 UTC, and the eclipse will end at 14:58 UTC.

The eclipse will be visible over western North America, the Pacific, east Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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Map of visibility.

Animation_April_4_2015_lunar_eclipse_appearance.gif

Animation of the eclipse.

Information taken from:

http://en.wikipedia....5_lunar_eclipse

http://eclipse.gsfc....E2015Apr04T.pdf

September 28, 2015 is the last to occur in a tetrad. This lunar eclipse will be particularly rate as it is a harvest moon lunar eclipse, when the moon will be at its perigee or closest distance from Earth. Totality will last close to 1 hour and 10 minutes. The penumbral will begin at 0:11 UTC, the greatest eclipse will occur at 2:47 UTC, and the eclipse will end at 5:22 UTC

The eclipse will be visible over Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

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Map of visibility

Animation_September_28_2015_lunar_eclipse_appearance.gif

Animation of the eclipse.

Information taken from;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_2015_lunar_eclipse

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2015Sep28T.pdf

There will be two solar eclipses in 2015, a total on March 20, 2015, and a partial on September 13, 2015.

March 20, 2015 a total solar eclipse will occur. Totality will last less than 3 minutes. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible in Europe until August 21, 2026. At the end of its path, the shadow of the Moon rises from the Earth's surface to space at the north pole. As March 20 is the Northward equinox, the eclipse occurs as the Sun rises at the north pole for the first time in six months, ending the winter polar night. The greatest eclipse will occur at 9:46 UTC.

It will be visible from Europe, northern Africa, and parts of Asia.

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Map of visibility.

SE2015Mar20T.gif

Animation of eclipse path.

Animation_solar_eclipse_of_March_20%2C_2015.gif

Closeup animation of shadow in 30 second frames:

Information taken from;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_March_20,_2015

September 13, 2015 a partial solar eclipse will occur. The greatest eclipse will be at 6:55 UTC.

It will be visible from southern Africa, southern Australia, and Antarctica.

479px-SE2015Sep13P.png

Map of visibility.

SE2015Sep13P.gif

Animation of eclipse path.

Information taken from;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_September_13,_2015

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEsearch/SEdata.php?Ecl=20150913

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