Moon and Jupiter


Wednesday 27th February 2019 @ 06:00 / 6am
The Moon and Jupiter, both in the constellation  of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Holder).

The pair of Moon and Jupiter will be too widely separated to fit within the field of view of a telescope, but will be visible to the naked eye or through a pair of binoculars.

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Jupiter’s moon – Callisto


Saturday 23rd February 2019 @ 06:30am
Jupiter’s moon, Callisto sits above the Jupiter.

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Pick of the month – February 2019


Wednesday 20th – Thursday 28th February 2019 @ 18:00/ 6pm
Mercury is an evening objects in the western horizon – not easiest of planets to view to be seen by naked-eye as its typically low altitude after the sunset, but its could be the best time to view on 26th, 27th and 28th February, 45 minutes after sunsets.

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Good bye, Saturn


Tuesday 19th February 2019 @ 06:00 / 6am
Venus and Saturn in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion), leave away in the morning sky.

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Monday 18th February 2019
Venus and Saturn appear in the morning sky, best view around from 06:30am

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A shadow transit on Jupiter


Sunday 3rd February 2019
Ganymede’s large shadow begins to cross Jupiter.

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Thin Moon and Saturn


Saturday 2nd February 2019 – 7am
Will you catch the Moon and Saturn before sunrise at 07:35 am?
Binoculars might help you glimpse nearby Saturn in the glow of dawn.
(Best view around 90 to 75 minutes before sunrise.)

 

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The Red Blood Moon is back!


Monday 21st January 2019 (BSL video)
You could see the Red Blood Moon  – best view at 5am in the UK.

According to the Timeanddate.com for your location to be seen:
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2019-january-21

Lunar Eclipses
When is the next visible from the UK?
Eclipses during year 2019 – 2025

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2018 Total Lunar Eclipse

Monday 21st January 2019 – early morning
Great opportunity to see a Total Lunar Eclipse again place on Monday 21st January 2019 in the UK, it starts after 2:30am but the best view to be seen between 4am and 6am for the Red Moon.

Total Lunar Eclipse Event;
(Times shown in local time – GMT.)

Penumbral Eclipse begins:-
02:36am- The Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face.
Partial Eclipse begins:-
03:33am – Partial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse begins:-
04:41am – Total moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.
Maximum Eclipse begins:
05:12am – Moon is closest to the centre of the Earth’s shadow.
Total Eclipse ends:-
05:43am – Total Moon eclipses ends.
Partial Eclipse ends:-
06:50 – Partial Eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse ends:-
The Earth’s penumbra ends, the Moon close to the horizon.

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2019

Welcome Back

I hope you had a lovely Christmas & Happy New Year 2019!

Not perhaps, definitely the astronomical highlight for January 2019 will be the lunar eclipse visible from the UK and europe in the very early hours of the morning that takes place on the morning of Monday 21st January – from today as Monday 7th, this happens in two week time.

At 4am the bright full moon will have fallen into Earth’s shadow darkening and turning an unique red colour – also known as a blood moon, visible from the UK in the very early hours of the morning.

(For observers in the North America and South America, the eclipse will take place between the evening of Sunday 20th January and the early morning hours of Monday 21st January.)

It’s sure to be an awesome spectacle, as long as the great British weather doesn’t spoil things!

Deaf astronomers from Milton Keynes Deaf Astronomical Society (MKDAS) team will be at the Emberton Country Park in Milton Keynes for this event and you are very welcome to join us!

Total Lunar Eclipse Event
(Times shown in local time – GMT.)

Penumbral Eclipse begins:-
02:36am – The Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face.
Partial Eclipse begins:-
03:33am – Partial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse begins:-
04:41am – Total moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.
Maximum Eclipse begins:-
05:12am – Moon is closest to the centre of the Earth’s shadow.
Total Eclipse ends:-
05:43am – Total Moon eclipses ends.
Partial Eclipse ends:-
06:50 – Partial Eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse ends:-
The Earth’s penumbra ends, the Moon close to the horizon.

Best wishes and clear skies for 2019!

Derek Rowley

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