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EclipseWise: Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018 Jul 27

Post by bystander » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:09 pm

Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018 Jul 27
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This eclipse will not be visible over most of the Pacific, North America, and Greenland. The full event can be seen from Southern and Eastern Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, India, and Antarctica.

The eclipse will occur shortly after lunar apogee and the Moon will pass close to the center of the Earth's shadow making this eclipse the longest in the 21st Century with totality lasting 103 minutes and entire eclipse event lasting about 6 hours.

Mars, near opposition, will be close to the Moon and will be near its largest apparent size and maximum apparent brightness.

Although not visible in the US, the event will be streamed live by Slooh, the Weather Channel, Time and Date, and others.
Mini Buck Moon Total Lunar Eclipse Coverage, Live on July 27th at 1 pm EDT
Slooh Observatories | 2018 Jul 23

Rare Red Moon and Mars in Evening Sky on 27 July
Royal Astronomical Society | 2018 Jul 23

Look Up at a Blood Moon This Weekend
Australian National University | 2018 Jul 23

Century’s Longest Lunar Eclipse July 27
EarthSky | 2018 Jul 23

See Mars at its closest in 15 years—and maybe a lunar eclipse
Planetary Society | 2018 Jul 23
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Re: EclipseWise: Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018 Jul 27

Post by bystander » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:35 pm

Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018 Jul 27 now streaming on NASA Live and Time and Date.

The Weather Channel will join the event in progress at 4:00 pm EDT
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Re: EclipseWise: Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018 Jul 27

Post by Petr H. » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:09 pm

Perigee and Apogee Total Lunar eclipses 2018
Copyright: Petr Horálek
More info and image in higher resolution: http://www.astronom.cz/horalek/?p=4098
In 2018, very unusual astronomical situation occured: both perigee and apogee full Moons were totally eclipsed. The perigee one, on 31 January 2018, was one of two so called „supermoons“ of 2018 and also second full Moon of the same month (in UTC time), making this one Super Blue Blood Moon. The apogee one, on 27 July 2018, was even more interesting as the eclipse itself took a central stage as the century’s longest one (with 1 hour and 43 minutes long duration of totality). Next time both perigee and apogeetotal lunar eclipses occur in 2033 and 2036. To preserve true angular proportions of both captured eclipses, during its maximal phases, I used completely identical equipment: Canon 6D, Canon 6D, MTO 1100mm, f10.5 on Vixen GP-2 mount, with same camera settings too.
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