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Gavin.Hill

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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse Jan 21 @ 00:12
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 10:49:08 AM »
Gavin, Thanks for the heads-up. Already had it in my calendar. Let's start praying for clear skies.

Ed
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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse Jan 21 @ 00:12
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 05:27:35 PM »
The Observatory gates will open at 7:30 PM on Sunday night for those wanting to view or photograph the eclipse.

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ISS close pass and the Total Lunar Eclipse Jan 21 @ 00:12
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 06:14:45 AM »
FROM TIME AND DATE DOT COM
Local Type: Total Lunar Eclipse, in Oakville
Begins: Sun, Jan 20, 2019 at 9:36 pm
Maximum: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:12 am 1.20 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 2:48 am
Duration: 5 hours, 12 minutes

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International Space Station will have a close pass just before 8 pm.  Please see Stellarium screen cap.

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Weather forecast, as of Friday 6 am is "Mostly Sunny" for Sunday.


Fingers crossed
Jeff
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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse Jan 21 @ 00:12
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 12:00:29 PM »
I'm really looking forward to this, but I'm an eclipse junkie.

You won't be able to see the ISS as it passes close to the Moon, because it will be in the Earths shadow at the time, though.  According to Heavens-Above, the ISS will rise in the southwest at 17:43.33 at magnitude 0.6, will be -0.6 when it reaches 10 degrees above the horizon at 7:45:41 and then goes into the Earth's shadow 8 seconds later at 7:45:49.

There could be some lunar occultations, though.


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Re: Total Lunar Eclipse Jan 21 @ 00:12
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 01:07:14 PM »
Hi back ... OK   ... just got to the bottom of this one ... maybe.... :(

It is a lunar transit from my location, as predicted here:     https://transit-finder.com/results

Others can go to that website, enter their latitude and longtitude and see what their view will be.

For my location, the attached graphic, from that website, shows an enticing prediction for a LUNAR image.....

Also, my Stellarium started crashing every time I used it, so I uninstalled and reinstalled. There is a screen cap of the Moon around this time from the newest installation of Stellarium -- and it seems to show the ISS pretty well on top of the Moon.

If anyone near here is going to try to image it, I expect it would have to be a multi-frames per second setup, such as a planetary camera, webcam, DSLR on video   etc   etc.  And even then, start taking video before the predicted transit and don't stop taking it until after it is supposed to be over.   Then, check all the individual frames ......   
.... but then, that is a "normal" way how this sort of thing is done.

Cheers
jeff

PS:  Who knows ?  LOL
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ISS map for tonight, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:12:24 PM »
Here is the ISS path map from https://transit-finder.com

cheers
j
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