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A complete TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE !!

Don't miss the Total Lunar Eclipse on the night of Saturday April 4th.
I will have my telescopes set-up with on the grassed area beside the On-Campus observatory at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba from 6:30 until late.

PUBLIC EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUD COVER

While the eclipse technically starts at 7:01pm with the moon entering the light penumbral shadow, you won't be able to tell much visually until 8:15pm when the moon enters the darker umbral shadow.

From 8:15pm the Earths shadow will move across the moon. The moon will be completely in the umbral shadow for the short time of only 5 minutes from 9:58pm to 10:03pm and it will be out of the umbral shadow by 11:45pm. It will be so close to the edge of the umbral shadow that it might be difficult to visually identify when it is completely eclipsed.

The moon will still be in the penumbral shadow until 12:59am but like the start of the eclipse, the movement through the penumbral shadow will be difficult to see.

A NASA data sheet can be found here.

No registration is required, it is free and open to the public.

This is a free outdoor program and is entirely dependent upon the weather - especially cloud cover ... if you can't see the moon, we can't do the activity! If bad weather and cloud cover force us to cancel viewing for this day, the event cannot be postponed until another day.

Keep an eye on this website, as details of any changes will be posted on this page as they become available.

PUBLIC EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CLOUD COVER


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