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Observer's Challenge: Total Lunar Eclipse on January 21

We are in for a treat, weather permitting, with this total lunar eclipse in the early hours of the morning of January 21. Don't forget this during the night of Sunday - Monday January 20/21!

The Moon will pass through the Earth's shadow between 03:35 and 06:51 GMT. The eclipse will be visible any location where the Moon is above the horizon at the time, including from Africa, the Americas and Europe. It will be visible from London in the western sky. The Moon will lie 25° above the horizon at the midpoint of the eclipse. The total eclipse will last from 04:42 until 05:44. The Moon will be partially eclipsed between 03:35 and 06:51 (all times given in London time). Further details are available in the BAA Observing Calendar and in the BAA Handbook.

I do hope you are able to get up an observe what should be a wonderful spectacle. Don't forget to wrap up warm though! Please send any observations to the BAA Lunar Section and share with the BAA Observing Community via your BAA Members Page, just as Dean Ashton did with his mosaic of the 2015 eclipse:

Thumbnail image: eclipse of 2018 July 27 by Guy Heinen of Luxembourg

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