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Here are predictions for the most favourably timed eclipses from the UK during January and February:
Times are in UT (same as GMT).
Remember that these times are only approximate. Observed mid eclipse times can sometimes differ from predictions by half an hour or more.
Eclipses last 4.8h, with most of the brightness changes taking place during the middle 3 hours. The times shown below are for the mid-point of the eclipses
Jan: 3d 19:40 , 5d 00:20 , 9d 19:05 , 10d 23:45 , 15d 18:30, 16d 23:15 , 21d 18:00 ,
22d 22:40 , 27d 17:25 , 28d 22:05.
Feb: 3d 21:30 , 5d 02:10 , 9d 20:55 , 11d 01:40 , 15d 20:20 , 17d 01:05 , 21d 19:50 ,
23d 00:40 , 27d 19:15.
Eclipses last for approx 9 hours. Hence these eclipses will be underway by mid evening and will end in the early hours of the morning.
The times shown below are for the eclipse mid-point. Eclipses are total, so there is a period of constant brightness around the middle of the eclipse.
Jan: 3d 23:15 , 8d 23:55 , 13d 22:35 , 18d 22:15 , 23d 21:55 , 28d 21:35.
Feb: 2d 01:15 , 7d 00:55 , 12d 00:35 , 17d 00:15 , 22d 23:55 , 27d 23:35.
U Coronae Borealis
Eclipses last for approx 12 hours. The times shown below are for the eclipse mid-point.
With Corona Borealis not rising until after midnight, opportunities for seeing U CrB in eclipse will be rather limited.
Jan 3d 06:50 , 10d 04:35 , 17d 02:15 , 24d 00:00 , 30d 21:40.
Feb 10d 06:15 , 17d 03:55 , 24d 01:40.
Both the deeper primary eclipse and less deep secondary eclipse can be followed visually. There is no period of constant brightness between eclipses.
Primary: Jan 9-10 , 22-23 , Feb 5-6 , 18-19.
Secondary: Jan 3-4 , 16-17 , 29-30 , Feb 12-13 , 25-26.
beta Persei (Algol)
Eclipses last for approx 10 hours. The times shown below are for the eclipse mid-point. Eclipses are partial, so there is no spell of constant brightness around the middle of the eclipse.
Jan 11d 02:35 , 13d 23:25 , 16d 20:15 , 19d 17:05
Feb 3d 01:10 , 5d 22:00 , 8d 18:45 , 25d 23:40 , 28d 20:30
Added by: Tracie Heywood