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    2014 night sky

    What are some must see naked eye night sky events this year?


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    Who needs a naked eye when one has a brand new 120mm beast?

    Anyone who understands how to do observing of course.

    Jupiter is still hanging around in Gemini as it has been for months. Seems like it really should have gone behind the Sun by now.

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    How about the April 15 lunar eclipse?

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    The Milky Way is always a 'must see' object in summer IMO.

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    2014 night sky

    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post

    When exactly is the lunar eclipse is it ? Morning or night of the 15th ?

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    Ah just seen it's the morning of the 15th


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    I think that a lunar eclipse can be seen from almost half the globe, so the local time would depend on where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeEZfoSheezy View Post
    Ah just seen it's the morning of the 15th

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    I think that is Greenwich time, so it would depend on where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I think that is Greenwich time, so it would depend on where you are.
    A thread on the 15 April total lunar eclipse is at http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthre...-15-April-2014

    http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH20...l#LE2014Apr15T lists the times of the eclipse phases in Universal Time (London).

    Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 04:53:37 UT
    Partial Eclipse Begins: 05:58:19 UT
    Total Eclipse Begins: 07:06:47 UT
    Greatest Eclipse: 07:45:40 UT
    Total Eclipse Ends: 08:24:35 UT
    Partial Eclipse Ends: 09:33:04 UT
    Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 10:37:37 UT

    The 'blood moon' total eclipse will be visible from the Americas, with totality beginning on the west coast at 11pm.

    Western Europe will see the beginning of the eclipse in the morning and Australia will see the end of the eclipse at evening.

    Sydney will be a perfect viewing location, with the full moon rising blood red over the sea right next to Mars and Spica.

    A total lunar eclipse next to Spica was used by Hipparchus in 134 BC to calculate the speed of precession of the equinoxes.

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    What time should I watch for the eclipse in the central time zone Chicago area?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeEZfoSheezy View Post
    What time should I watch for the eclipse in the central time zone Chicago area?


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    Subtract 5 hours from the times given above to get Central Daylight Time. For example, the midpoint of the eclipse will be 2:45:40 AM CDT in Chicago.

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