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Total lunar eclipse - 27.7.2018 at 22.30 - 28.7.2018 at 01.30 Pori Observation number 75878

Visibility IV / V

Tomi Kurri, Porin Karhunvartijat

We arrived at Meri-Pori Uniluoto with a group of Pori Bear Guards, which had a direct view to the southeast / south. There were also many other "moonlit" gathered at the scene to admire the eclipse. The beginning looked bad, the clouds were just threatening the view to the south. We did not see the beginning of the eclipse and many who arrived quickly handed over and left for home.

However, it would not have been worth leaving, after a painful wait, the Moon began to emerge dimly from the gap of the clouds at about 11.40 pm. At the beginning the contrast was really bad, only at the end of the perfect phase the Moon was visually spectacular. The partial stage was already much better and we got a lot of footage from it.

At the same time, we also discovered Saturn. About 15 people saw Saturn for the first time through a telescope and many were really happy to see it. For the more enthusiast, we also showed other destinations such as Mars and Albireo.

Overall a very successful blackout bridge! The atmosphere on the spot was really good!

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Celestron C8 f / 6.3, Canon EOS 1000D, Pixinsight.

Comments: 4 pcs
Tuikku Asikainen - 28.7.2018 at 12.38 Report this

Tulipas sinulle komea pimennyskuva, Tomi!

Tuikku Asikainen - 28.7.2018 at 12.39 Report this

Nonniih! Kyllä sait komean kuukuvan!

Marko Pekkola - 28.7.2018 at 13.30 Report this

Mahtava ensimmäinen otos. 

Tomi Kurri - 28.7.2018 at 13.59 Report this

Suuret kiitokset molemmille!

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