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Old 17-01-2018, 03:33 PM
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January lunar eclipse locations

Looking forward to this event but looking at the long range forecast for the 31st and 1st Feb it's not looking good in the hunter. Some options I have found so far is Cobar in nsw. Nothing like a little forward planning
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Old 17-01-2018, 04:19 PM
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If it’s not looking good in Sydney I’ll be watching the clouds shown the BOM satellite photos carefully, aim being to hop in the car and drive as far west as it takes to get out from under the cloud.

Done that before for a couple of comets... a bit past Orange or thereabouts was sufficient, just find a nice spot to get off the road without light pollution.

And already arranged a day off from work on the 1st.
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Old 17-01-2018, 04:34 PM
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At over 33 minutes of arc, this is also the second Supermoon this year , another one in a years time...
Its also a Blue moon ..So Blue, Red and Super in same month!
This Full Eclipse will be visible all over Australia , but less so in the West coast of Australia ...still a sight.
PS:The big Star cluster M44 ..visible to the naked eye normally will be only a few degrees away...can't miss it in your Binos.

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Like many of us , I will be watching the cloud satellite photos very closely for that evening, is too good an event to miss out on and want to take plenty of images. So I'll be ready to jump in the car and travel, probably west, knowing what our coastal weather can be like.
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Old 18-01-2018, 12:06 AM
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Like many of us , I will be watching the cloud satellite photos very closely for that evening, is too good an event to miss out on and want to take plenty of images. So I'll be ready to jump in the car and travel, probably west, knowing what our coastal weather can be like.
Same Jeff ...may go west of Sydney to Castelreagh, were I have a few acres to stay a few days a week.
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Old 18-01-2018, 05:17 PM
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looking west

Should be good for the early evening 31/1/2018 at Kojonup. Public viewing arranged.
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Old 19-01-2018, 07:57 AM
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If it’s clear I’m considering setting up on the pavements outside homeboy and charging a dollar a look - the foot traffic here should be enough to find a new eyepiece set
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Old 19-01-2018, 08:28 AM
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Looking at current forward forecast looks like Melbourne, benefit, wangaratta look to be clear so far. A long way from home.
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Things still changing Newcastle doesn't look promising
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If itís clear Iím considering setting up on the pavements outside homeboy and charging a dollar a look - the foot traffic here should be enough to find a new eyepiece set
The great and honorable history of "Footpath Astronomy" maybe reinvigorated. Love the idea!
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You can predict the weather using the premise that the weather will roll in to keep interesting events from our observation.

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Old 23-01-2018, 08:05 PM
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Lightbulb Lunar Eclipse

Just put together a quick page consolidating Meteograms, Maps, Radar and Satellite for all Australian regions. Both short and long term. The landing page is at:

http://www.liveweather.com.au/lunar_eclipse/

Just click on your corresponding state. We're actually now thinking of developing an event based forecast for myCFN where you could lock in a future date or time range and keep an eye on the forecast on the day as the event approaches. Meanwhile this should help for this one.
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Old 23-01-2018, 08:08 PM
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Not looking good, indeed. Which is as expected...
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Just put together a quick page consolidating Meteograms, Maps, Radar and Satellite for all Australian regions. Both short and long term. The landing page is at:

http://www.liveweather.com.au/lunar_eclipse/

Just click on your corresponding state. We're actually now thinking of developing an event based forecast for myCFN where you could lock in a future date or time range and keep an eye on the forecast on the day as the event approaches. Meanwhile this should help for this one.
AWESOME - thank you for putting that together for the event. it should help heaps
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ok its not looking great for eastern Australia - but PERTH - wow you lucky buggers have a dream run!! if only it wasn't a fortune to fly there and back, would be a great experience. looking at wangaratta......maybe?
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looking at another web site its does get my hopes up - hope it is true
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No chance unless the wind changes direction - to a westerly.

Straight southerly airflow means the east coast will be under low cloud with a possible drizzle.

OTOH it will probably be clear west of the moubtains.
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Brisbane is looking doable, but I'll believe it when I see it
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I will be observing in the Ulladulla area south coast NSW and itís looking very ordinary for Wednesday night

Canít do much about it as most of the east coast is under cloud that evening

Ok past the great dividing range if you want to drive a few 100 kms
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latest cfn has the entire east of Australia covered. i am now despondent and realise will not get a single shot of this eclipse
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