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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - Tuesday 14th March 2006

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:03 am
by jeff.stevens
Many thanks to Jon Harper (SPA Occultation Section Director) for providing the details of this event:

Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon - Tuesday March 14th, 2006

There is a penumbral eclipse of the moon due next Tuesday night. Needless to say, as with all penumbral eclipses, the event is not particularly spectacular, but keen sighted observers may notice a distinct darkening of the Moon's southern (lower) limb. However it is not until around mid-eclipse that the slight dimming of the lunar southern highlands may be seen.

The times (UT) are as follows,


Moon Enters Penumbra 21 21 30
Maximum Eclipse 23 47 29
Moon Leaves Penumbra 2 13 28

Magnitude of Penumbral Eclipse = 1.056


The next Total Lunar Eclipse visible from the UK, takes place on March 3rd, 2007, starting in the late evening.