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Lunar Eclipse Planning

posted Jun 12, 2011, 6:20 AM by Bernhard Burger   [ updated Jun 12, 2011, 6:49 AM ]
The lunar eclipse is only three days away. I took some days off and do hope, that the current wheather prediction is a little bitt worse than it is actually going to be. From where I live the eclipse will be hard to observer, as the moon is already eclipsed a moon rise. The key parameters for my location are (according, to, times in central european daylight saving time)

20:49:47        partial eclipse at moon rise
21:22:09        begin of totality
22:12:36        totality maximum
23:03:02        totality ends
00:02:34        eclipse ends

If you are in Vienna/Lower Austria area and want to have a look, here are two links to amateur astronomer clubs organising events (waa,at, Verein Antares). Enjoy and keep you fingers crossed regarding the wheather. And to get an impression of how it could look like, check out this post from the ourdarkskies forum.