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Total lunar eclipse and Supermoon tonight

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GloriaSmud Sun 20-Jan-19 20:01:35

Have to get up early for this one as the eclipse starts just after 2.30am, with totality from 4:41am – 5:43am and finishing time 7.48am, so might catch the end of it. It looks like they'll be broken cloud for a lot of the country but hopefully sky-watchers will get to see something.

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magimedi Sun 20-Jan-19 22:26:23

I usually get up for a pee about 4.30 - 5.00 am so am planning on looking out & really hoping it isn't cloudy (or berluddy snowing!).

GloriaSmud Sun 20-Jan-19 22:59:07

Oh that would be typical, wouldn't it? You wait ages for a lunar eclipse and then find you can't see it because of snow!
I might catch it at the end, between 5.30-6pm (if I'm awake early enough.)

GloriaSmud Mon 21-Jan-19 06:24:05

I got up about 5.15 am to have a look and it's gone all cloudy ~ nothing to see here. sad
Hope others have had more luck.

magimedi Mon 21-Jan-19 08:01:57

Got up for a pee at 4.50am & saw it. Not blood red, more of a dusky pink but very odd. And the stars looked amazing.

Bloody cold here but no snow - hooray!

Perihelion Mon 21-Jan-19 09:21:19

Saw it through a wee bit of haze. Beautiful sunrise too. Didn't have to get up specially as am up at 5am on a Monday to take DD skating before school......very cold and frosty

magimedi Mon 21-Jan-19 09:32:25

Didn't see the sunrise as went back to bed.

Blimey, perihelion that's early!! Is she a budding Jane Torvill?

Perihelion Mon 21-Jan-19 10:59:33

Not quite magi but she loves it and quiet ice training time is early. Have to say, we've seen some lovely star action and sunrises over Edinburgh castle.....( Wish I lived a wee bit closer to the rink, so I could just chuck her out the door grin )

Steamfan Mon 21-Jan-19 11:02:38

I was out with the dog, and it was cloudy at first and then cleared - but "a blood red super moon" - erm - no - it was just bit brown and grubby looking!

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