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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse February 10th/11th 2017

Although it wasn’t total, the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse put a great show from south west Asia from Kuwait perspective.

This is arguably the most prominent Lunar eclipse in 2017 for much of the world. Australia and the oceanic region not as lucky for this one.

An image was taken from Kuwait after the Moon enter Earth’s penumbra. the image was taken around 4:00 am local time or 1:00 UTC February 11th 2017.

February 11th 2017 – Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

The temperature was around 11 Celsius degree (52 Fahrenheit degree) and the winds were 13~14 kph NNW (8 mph). Humidity at 64%  with pressure of 1016 hPa. Visibility was 9 km (~5.5 miles).

Light pollution at the town did have a major impact on the Moon, but prevented any comfortable observation of the comet comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova.

Jupiter was above the southern horizon above the star Spica. The four satellites of Jupiter were all visible with very simple modest optics such is the camera lens zoom. Io and Ganymede were on the right and Europa, Callisto on the left.

Jupiter and Spica

 This is it for this entry…

Enjoy!

Kuwait

Feb-11th – 2017

-Ahmad

 

 

Snow Moon 2017 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

This is a quick reminder of tonight’s Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. The Phenomena will be visible Most of Asia, All of Africa, and All of South America, and nearly all of North America. It was calculated from sources to be around 10 Feb 2017, 22:34:14 UTC.

Snow Moon, Full Moon of 10 February 2017. Nearly 6~5 hours before the Eclipse.

It was taken from Al Qurain, Kuwait. with temperature of 14 Celsius degree with wind of SSW wind of 8 kph  (~58 Fahrenheit degree, 5 mph) and humidity of 56%.

Enjoy the Moon and the Comet right after this early morning in dawn and the couple next morning as well if you are privilege with a dark site. Regardless the location, it is worth trying looking for.

Enjoy,

Feb-10th – 2017

-Ahmad

Update: Here is the post of the event that contain a couple of images Penumbral Lunar Eclipse February 10th/11th 2017

 

 

Lunar Eclipse September 2015

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The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 was covering the majority of North America. The images featured in this article were taken from the West coast of North America around the time of Sunset or Moon rise of the 27th of the month.

The western horizon at Sunset Sept-27-2015

The western horizon at Sunset Sept-27-2015

The 1st images were taken of the Western horizon observing the clouds at sunset, and the 2nd image was taken at the same time but of the eastern horizon.

The eastern horizon at Sunset Sept-27-2015

The North eastern horizon at Sunset Sept-27-2015

By the time those pictures were taken, the eclipse has began an hour ago, but the Moon was under the horizon from the observed location which align with the coordinate of 118 degree west and 38 minute.

This Lunar Eclipse happened on Sunday, so there were a lot of people in their day off and got the chance to hike and see it and the Full Moon, Blood Moon.

To my surprise when I reached Rocky peak, I found out it was crowded more than it usually is at this time of the day. There were less 20 people around me. this is the most I saw at this peak in one time.

I picked my spot, and set up my gears, and start taking more pictures as the Moon starts to peak out of the clouds.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Eclipse was reaching in and out of it’s maximum at this point. More images were taken as the Moon was sailing across the clouds over the beautiful view of my Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley. 

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The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

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The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The clouds were coming from a mild tropical storm from the pacific and they were high altitude clouds.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

Clouds heading toward the  Moon location at the sky.

Clouds heading toward the Moon location at the sky.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

And here are few close up picture of the event.

Close Up. The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

Close Up. The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

Close up. The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

Close up. The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

More of the Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

More of the Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

More of the Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

More of the Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

By this time of the phenomena, the Moon is start to brighten again considerably.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

The Lunar Eclipse of September 2015 over the San Fernando Valley.

Some of the clouds as they pass painted a beautiful frames

Moon, clouds, and Eclipse

Moon, clouds, and Eclipse

Moon, clouds, and Eclipse

Moon, clouds, and Eclipse

Moon, clouds, and Eclipse

Moon, clouds, and Eclipse

The landscape start to have the full Moon shine that was absent since the Moon rise.

Moon light on the landscape.

Moon light on the landscape.

Moon light on the landscape.

Moon light on the landscape.

Moon light on the landscape.

Moon light on the landscape.

The Lunar eclipse is almost at end. At this point in time, all the rest of the crowd had long gone, and I was the only observer left at the peak.

Near the end of the Lunar eclipse.

Near the end of the Lunar eclipse.

Near the the end of the eclipse over the San Fernando Valley.

Near the the end of the eclipse over the San Fernando Valley.

The End of the Lunar eclipse. It is Full Moon again.

The End of the Lunar eclipse. It is Full Moon again.

The temperature was very comfortable and cold winds coming from the North, and warm when winds come from the south east and west.

Until the next event…

September 27th 2015

Rocky Peak, Santa Susana pass

Los Angeles, CA.

-Ahmad

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

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The first Lunar eclipse of the year was on the morning of April 4th 2015.  For south California, the Moon was visible most of it 6 hour eclipse duration that started on 2.01 AM and ended just after it set around 6.46 AM at Sunrise.

The visible part of the phenomena took place on 3.15 AM

The Lunar eclipse after 3.15 AM on April 4th-2015

The Lunar eclipse after 3.15 AM on April 4th-2015

The town near by, Simi valley, had the normal light pollution. The weather wasn’t humid enough to lower the quality of observation. There were little to no clouds and the temperature around the 15s Celsius degrees (60s F degree). The winds were less than 18 on the valley near the ground. However, from the Santa Susana Pass in which those photographs were taken, the  winds were at high speed, and increased the chill factor. The direction of the wind weren’t coherent near the trail head, however, from the peak, the winds coming from North, North East.

Simi Valley

Simi Valley

The eclipse was crawling on the Moon, as those set of pictures shows. The pictures were taken in different exposures. The longer exposure to show the redness color on the Moon, and the shorter exposure to show the brightness and shadow differences during the events.

The Moon still have most of it's full Moon luminosity still.

The Moon still have most of it’s full Moon luminosity still.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

A wider view again of the Lunar Eclipse April 2015

A wider view again of the Lunar Eclipse April 2015

How it looked like to the eye. Lunar Eclipse April 2015

How it looked like to the eye. Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Over exposed image to show the redness color casting on the Moon

Over exposed image to show the redness color casting on the Moon

And the rest of the upcoming set is the images before reaching the eclipse totally at 5 AM at local time.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

And here is a photograph of what it looked like as it get closer to totally

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 above Simi Valley

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 over Simi Valley

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Near totallty over the Simi Valley

Near totallty over the Simi Valley

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

Lunar Eclipse April 2015

The next set of images were taken after 5 Am and it show the end of the eclipse as the bright light from the Sun start to get near.

One of the most beautiful thing in this eclipse form this location is the chances to observe the phenomena and photograph it at Dawn light and colors. The eclipse looked so beautiful with the morning light and sunrise colors.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise time

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise time

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

The last and next three images show the contrast of Earth shadow, The Lunar eclipse, the landscape and the horizon with the Sunrise colors, and the Moon is setting.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise. Moon set.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 near Sunrise. Moon set.

Aside from this, the Sunrise was beautiful as always, and while  the eclipse was happening, I get the chances to observe The new Nova at Sagittarius and Comet Love joy close to the Cassiopeia constellation on Sunrise time.

Until the next sky event…

 

Santa Susana Pass

California

April 4th 2015

-Ahmad

 

Lunar Eclipse, Oct-2014

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The Lunar eclipse this morning started after midnight with Earth’s Penumbral closing in. The event wasn’t very noticeable to the eye until the partial eclipse started a little after 2 am Los Angeles area time.

Around 2 am.

Around 2 am.

The eclipse continued until the total eclipse took place around 3:30 am. The landscape was lit up all night by the bright Moon light, however, everything become really dark when the event reached its peak,  and the stars filled up the sky more since the light pollution from the Moon was absent at the peak of the total eclipse.

Near 3:30 am

Near 3:30 am

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Totality

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~3:30 am

 

The temperature of the place of which I observed the lunar eclipse had a good weather temperature, and little wind, an ideal situation. The temperature was around 17C (~62F).

The visible eclipse or the partial eclipse ended around 5:30 am. And the event finished an hour after.

Lunar Eclipse oct2014-5

4:48 am

5:31 am

5:31 am

5:51 am.

5:51 am.

The observation and the experience were beautiful as always with any astronomical or celestial phenomena.  There were 3 shooting stars passed by, they part of the Orionid meteor shower based on their radiant source and path.

This year, two lunar eclipses took place, the one earlier this year on April was logged and can be found here.

Another eclipse will take place this year, this time it will be solar. The solar eclipse will be in Oct 23rd – 2014.

Santa Susana Pass, California

Oct – 8th -2014

-Ahmad

Lunar eclipse 2014

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The Lunar eclipse of  2014 on April 14/15th  Started a minutes earlier than 11 pm at the local observing site, and ended around 3 am after midnight.

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Lunar eclipse 2014-2

Lunar eclipse 2014-3

 

The view was beautiful where the moon started to shine less near the oragness of the planet Mars and close the relatively bright bluish star Spica.

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Lunar eclipse 2014-5

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Lunar eclipse 2014-11

 

There were clouds passing by, but not thick enough to cover the view, just enough to smear its crisp sharpness to the eye and the photographs. The clouds were most present at the peak of the lunar eclipse and nearly all went away after 3 am.

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Lunar eclipse 2014-15

 

And the landscape glow again as the Moon uncover.

Lunar eclipse 2014-16

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Lunar eclipse 2014-21

 

Santa Susana Pass – April 2014

-Ahmed