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September 28, 2015

Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon – 28 September 2015

Lunar Eclipse above Blackheath

Lunar Eclipse above Blackheath

An impromptu session was arranged on Blackheath this morning to view the total eclipse of the Moon. A few hardy souls turned up at 3am to view totality, and what a spectacular view it was.

More pictures will be added to this report as they are received. If you took any pictures of the eclipse, please send them in to flamsteed@rmg.co.uk.

The eclipse timings were as follows:

  • 1.11am: Penumbral Eclipse began
  • 2:07am: Partial Eclipse began
  • 3.11am: Total Eclipse began
  • 3.47am: Maximum Eclipse
  • 4.23am: Total Eclipse ended
  • 5.27am: Partial Eclipse ended
  • 6.22am: Penumbral Eclipse ended

The Moon appeared completely red between 3.11am and 4.23am.

Gallery of Images:

 

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