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Old 11-01-2020, 02:50 AM
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(Fake) lunar eclipse early Sat morning

There will be a penumbral eclipse (88%) on early Saturday 11 Jan at 6 o'clock AEDT.
One side (closest to the umbra) will be somewhat dimmed, so it is NO real eclipse with a red (part of the) Moon.


Exactly 3 saros ago on 8 Dec 1965 I saw as a primary school boy just started with this astronomy hobby, this eclipse. Well 'saw', did not see. I expected a blood red Moon at the time of middle eclipse but saw just a regular full Moon, so I felt cheated :-(
As a beginner and a child, I had no idea that a penumbral eclipse only dims a part of the Moon slightly.
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Old 14-01-2020, 01:49 AM
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Happened to be up driving back from the hospital, and remembered about this event. I don't know why they call it a Wolf Moon eclipse. I really don't remember such names when I was growing up - lunar eclipses were just full, partial, penumbral. Now there's super blue blood moon, blah blah.

Anyhow, I took a bunch and tried to stack to sharpen, but they looked worse so I just worked on a single exposure.
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Old 14-01-2020, 06:37 AM
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Well-captured Sean, and well-observed (re the blue blood wolf super nonsense).
Penumbrals if sufficiently deep, are still nice to watch.
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