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    Lunar Eclipse & Moon Phase

    Hi all,

    I hope you are looking forward to the upcoming lunar eclipse, which will be visible in at lease great part of Europe and I am sure also elsewhere. These are the times for the lunar eclipse I could get from an article on BBC website

    moon starts entering "half-shadow" 00:11:47
    moon starts entering "full shadow" 01:07:11
    full eclipse commences 02:11:10
    Greatest 02:47:07
    full eclipse ends 03:23:05
    moon ends leaving "full shadow" 04:27:03
    moon leaves "full shadow" 05:22:27

    (times are in UTC, so add 1 hour for BST or do the necessary adjustment for your respective time zone)

    At the same time, I just thought -- the lunar eclipse can only happen at full moon -- so when exactly the full moon is?

    My problem now is, that my GW-9300 is in repair (that will warrant a separate thread once I have the time to write the full story! and no, it's actually not in repair any more but -- guess where -- in a Parcelforce depot! it seems always when I need a watch most, it happens to be in that damned depot! at least this time it's inland so no "custom charges" are in play).

    So I am wondering, those of you who wear watches with moon phase -- what "moon age" does it show today and what time zone are you in? From this and this online sources I would figure out that the full moon would happen at approx. 03:45 UTC?

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    Re: Lunar Eclipse & Moon Phase

    Here is the moon age on my Casios today:

    G-7900A-4: 14.3
    GW-9110-1JF: 14.5
    PAS-400: 14.3
    WS-210: 14.5

    I am in the US Pacific Timezone. The GW-9110 and WS-210 are set to LAX (with DST still in effect). The other two watches use a GMT offset rather than a home timezone.

    It is my understanding that these watches calculate the approximate moon age at noon in the home timezone.
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse & Moon Phase

    NASA broad casting here: NASA Television | NASA

    It appears to be cloudy though so might not get the best view. Here it is clear weather but sadly it is currently so low in the sky (around 20 degree above the horizon) so that there is a lot of trees here obscuring my view so might not see much of it! Currently about 40% of the moon is in earths shadow!
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse & Moon Phase

    Better view then from NASA:

    This one from Norway:

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    Just beautiful from the New Mexican high desert. A night to remember. I hope everyone got a glimpse. Maybe I need a Casio moon phase G-Shock myself???

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    Re: Lunar Eclipse & Moon Phase

    Thanks Joakim for the Norway video. It's interesting that from that latitude, it appeared the eclipse went from top to bottom in an angle. While in Eastern US, it appeared from left to right. Here are pics I took earlier.

    The first one is during the eclipse. Unfortunately, the clouds made it a little blurry. With naked eyes the covered region looked reddish, but unfortunately it's too dim to be captured by the camera (at least not with the settings I used).
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    This one's few hours later, full super moon again after the eclipse. Compare the two, you can see the advancement of the Mare Crisium.
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    Re: Lunar Eclipse & Moon Phase

    What a powerfull moon today, didn't catch the eclipse, the need to sleep :) but 7am in the morning and the big lady was still strong big and beautiful in the sky!
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