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Hello everyone, especially Michael. 

Would you recommend a location for the upcoming Total Lunar Eclipse?
It is due to occur during the early hours of next Monday morning 16th May. 
The Moon will be in Libra, and therefore very low to the south western to west horizon. 

Would the Sugarloaf car park be any good? 

Of course we will have to check out the weather. 
Clear skies will be vital for this event. 

Best regards from Aubrey. 
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Replied by Fermidox on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

'Rain spreading into the south-west before dawn'... :(

You might be luckier farther north.

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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

The car park above lough Dan might be better given that we will need to see down to the horizon.
The other option would be to walk up the Sugarloaf a bit to gain some altitude.

The weather doesn't look too good though.
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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Thank you for your reply, Michael. 
It's quite encouraging!

I vaguely remember where Lough Dan is in Wicklow from many years ago. 
Of course I will phone you for the directions. 

But in the meantime, we will all keep an eye on the weather for the early Monday morning.

Very best regards from Aubrey.  
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

I had a look at my map of Wicklow and if my maths are correct from the Sugarloaf, we will have a horizon of 3 degrees around where the Moon will set on Monday Morning.

Weather still looking bad though.
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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Hello all. 

Because there is too much rain coming after midnight, I will not be observing the Total Lunar Eclipse. 

I would like to thank Michael and Finbarr for their comments. 

There is going to be a lot of rain until Thursday. 
Maybe then will we have some clear skies, 

Best regards from Aubrey. 
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Replied by michael_murphy on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

The Dublin Stargazers are meeting at the Sugarloaf on Friday.
Currently scheduled for 8PM.

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

You can count me in Michael... Thanks for the invite.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Can I take it none of us saw any part of the Total Lunar Eclipse during the early hours of Monday morning?

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Afraid not Aubrey, but a friend in South Africa sent through some lovely images.

On a related note, my new eyepiece arrived today. I've never seen anything like it. It's a 17mm with a 2 inch barrel, but the 2inch can be unscrewed to reveal a 1.25 inch barrel underneath it - very handy! 

I might even get the chance to try it out tonight. 

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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Thank you for replying so soon, Darren!

I am very pleased you have a friend in South Africa who saw and imaged the eclipse. 

And I'm also very pleased you have received a 2" eyepiece today. 

Sadly we have so much high cloud over Dublin tonight (Monday). 
And I'm not sure when we are due to have clear night skies. 
Funny! We have plenty of sunny afternoons but cloudy nights after sunsets. 
I advise everyone here to keep an eye on their favourite weather websites. 

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Replied by Neill on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Some lovely pictures of the Eclipse from the Canary Islands.

Check out the twitter accounts of Cian O'Regan @irishspaceblog and Jan Hattenbach @JanHattenbach

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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Thank you, Neil. 

There are also images on www.cloudynights.com

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Hi Aubrey,

Many thnaks for your message.

No joy last night, so I'll have to wait until the next clear night to give the new eyepiece a go. 

When will that be? Judging by the forecast over on Met Eireann it won't be anytime soon : (

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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

 Would you believe it, Darren?
We might have clear skies tonight Tuesday after 8pm. 
Believe if you see it!

Aubrey.  
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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

But now it appears that www.met.ie keep changing their minds regarding tonight's weather! 
We might, or then again, we might have an hour of clear skies before midnight. 

How frustrating it all is! 

Best thing to do is: just look out the window, and if it's clear out we go. 

Best regards from Aubrey. 

 
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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Haha, I've just come from the Met Eireann website, and the forecast has changed again! The good news is that Friday could be a runner.

I hope so as I always enjoy being down at the Sugar Loaf. 

Clear skies, who knows? 

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Replied by Fermidox on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Not a cloud in the Limerick sky at this moment folks!

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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Total Lunar Eclipse - 16 May 2022

Hi Finbarr, 

Many thanks for the update...it's clear here too. Pity, I can't get out tonight. 

If you are observing tonight, I hope you have good time. 

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Replied by JohnONeill on topic Total Lunar Eclipse Observed 16 May 2022

Hi,

Sorry to hear weather conditions in Ireland were not good for the eclipse.

Here in Massachusetts, the weather was generally poor. However, Sara and myself did manage to observe some of both the partial and total phases during gaps in the cloud of varying quality. It was a rather dark eclipse during totality (Danjon = 2).

The view from my Observatory in MA was blocked by trees. So I observed from the back of the garden.

Please see my website for a few images.

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Replied by flt158 on topic Total Lunar Eclipse Observed 16 May 2022

Super set of  images John. 

Please feel free to send them to me for Orbit. 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 
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