Moon events-Whats happening up there?

  1. JamesTosches
    Any events going on? Post them here, my friends.

    Upcoming Lunar Events

    Date/Time Lunar Phase
    Tue Feb 7 16:55:00 EST 2012 Full Moon
    Tue Feb 14 12:05:43 EST 2012 Last Quarter
    Tue Feb 21 17:35:52 EST 2012 New Moon
    Wed Feb 29 20:23:24 EST 2012 First Quarter
    Thu Mar 8 04:40:37 EST 2012 Full Moon
    Wed Mar 14 21:26:47 EDT 2012 Last Quarter
    Thu Mar 22 10:38:18 EDT 2012 New Moon
    Fri Mar 30 15:42:25 EDT 2012 First Quarter
  2. JamesTosches
    Sadly, I've heard that the next PARTIAL lunar eclipse will be late August, 2012. Time to wait, I guess.
  3. Jeremyatom
    Is anyone going to be observing the Moon/Venus conjunction this saturday evening? Even better, Mercury and the young Moon wednesday at Dusk!
  4. JamesTosches
    Indeed. I can't wait for them.
  5. star2root
    I don't see any mention here of an August eclipse...

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    Two solar and two lunar eclipses take place in 2012 as follows.

    2012 May 20: Annular Solar Eclipse
    2012 Jun 04: Partial Lunar Eclipse
    2012 Nov 13: Total Solar Eclipse
    2012 Nov 28: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
    NASA - Eclipses During 2012 (click here)
  6. star2root
    The first solar eclipse of 2012 occurs at the Moon's descending node in central Taurus. An annular eclipse will be visible from a 240 to 300 kilometre-wide track that traverses eastern Asia, the northern Pacific Ocean and the western United States. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, that includes much of Asia, the Pacific and the western 2/3 of North America.
  7. star2root
    The first lunar eclipse of 2012 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in southern Ophiuchus about 6° northeast of Antares (mv = +1.07). It is best seen from locations in and near the Pacific Ocean. Most of the Americas will experience moonset before the eclipse ends while eastern Asia will miss the beginning of the eclipse because it occurs before moonrise. The Moon's contact times with Earth's shadows are listed below.

    Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 08:48:09 UT
    Partial Eclipse Begins: 09:59:53 UT
    Greatest Eclipse: 11:03:13 UT
    Partial Eclipse Ends: 12:06:30 UT
    Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 13:18:17 UT
  8. star2root
    The second solar eclipse of 2012 occurs at the Moon's ascending node in central Libra. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for northern Australia.
  9. star2root
    The last lunar eclipse of 2012 is a deep penumbral eclipse with a magnitude of 0.9155. It should be easily visible to the naked eye as a dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon. The times of the major phases are listed below.

    Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 12:14:58 UT
    Greatest Eclipse: 14:33:00 UT
    Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 16:51:02 UT
    Eastern Canada and the USA will miss the eclipse entirely since it begins after moonset. Observers in western Canada and the USA will have the best views with moonset occurring sometime after mid-eclipse.
  10. JamesTosches
    Wow, thats great info. Thanks so much, Star.
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