19 November 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Christopher K.
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19 November 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Although this is technically a partial eclipse almost the entire disk of the Moon will be immersed in the Earth's penumbra.

More information:
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LE ... Nov19P.pdf
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Re: 19 November 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse

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The Highland Road Park Observatory will host a viewing session for this event. Personnel will unlock the front gate of HRPO at around 11pm CST on Thursday night. Of course, the eclipse actually begins a couple of minutes after midnight. If you want to view the spectacular event either from HRPO or your home, please plan to adjust your work/sleep schedule.

More information:
https://hrpo.lsu.edu//programs/eclipse.html
Lariliss
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Re: 19 November 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse

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We are astronomers, work/sleep schedule is dictated by the space events so often:)
And the eclipses are spectacular for anyone on the Earth like the Olympic games.

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lun ... ovember-19
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Re: 19 November 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 11pm to 5am...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 60%
relative humidity, 69%
temperature, 11˚C
wind chill, 8˚C
surface wind, NE 13 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "below average" (2 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5).

Please keep in mind that it has rained in the HRPO area during the last forty-eight hours. Please bring a lawn chair or a tarp to avoid getting your clothes wet. Please dress for the weather.

The 18/19 November 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD

More information, including rules everyone will be expected to follow:
https://hrpo.lsu.edu//programs/eclipse.html
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4902
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Re: 19 November 2021 Partial Lunar Eclipse

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Technically, the Danjon Scale is only for total lunar eclipses. However, if you decide to test your ability to become a citizen scientist and to take a Danjon estimate between, say, 2:52am and 3:12am, be sure to report your L estimate to Joe Rao (skywayinc@aol.com) and/or Richard Keen...
https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/Danjon.html.
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