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Lunar Eclipse on Live-aboard....

Post Number:#1  Postby anas » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:57 am

For those going on Liveaboard on 8 - 10 will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse on Thursday night. The partial eclipse will occur between 11pm on Thursday and 5am on FridayThe phenomenon will be seen in all regions of Thailand, as well as in most of Southeast Asia, the Middle East and some African countries.

The excerpt from NASA:
Partial Lunar Eclipse of September 07

The second lunar eclipse of the year is a rather small partial eclipse. The penumbral phase begins at 16:42 UT, but most observers will not be able to visually detect the faint shadow until about 17:30 UT. A timetable for the major phases of the eclipse is as follows:

Penumbral Eclipse Begins:   16:42:23 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins:     18:05:03 UT
Greatest Eclipse:           18:51:21 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends:       19:37:41 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends:     21:00:20 UT

In spite of the fact that the eclipse is shallow (the Moon's northern limb dips just 6.3 arc-minutes into Earth's dark umbral shadow), the partial phase lasts over 1 1/2 hours. This is due to the grazing geometry of the Moon and umbra.

At the instant of greatest eclipse (18:51 UT), the Moon will stand near the zenith for observers in the central Indian Ocean. At that time, the umbral eclipse magnitude will be 0.190. The event is best seen from Africa, Asia, Australia and Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, none of the eclipse is visible from North America. The Moon's path through Earth's shadows as well as a map illustrating worldwide visibility is shown in Figure 4 (http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/O ... 7-Fig4.GIF)
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Re: Lunar Eclipse on Live-aboard....

Post Number:#2  Postby anas » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:13 am

It'll be good to be able to dive at that time.. :-) and observe the behaviors of the marine lives. According to SeaDemon's chart, it'll be low tide and should be clear sky.

8-)
anas
 
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Re: Lunar Eclipse on Live-aboard....

Post Number:#3  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:29 am

It'll be good to be able to dive at that time.. :-) and observe the behaviors of the marine lives. According to SeaDemon's chart, it'll be low tide and should be clear sky.

8-)


Well, if you like diving at Tg Gemuk, then you should be able to observe them.
SeaDemon
 
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Re: Lunar Eclipse on Live-aboard....

Post Number:#4  Postby katakpink » Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:37 am

Really!!!!!......So, when?
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Re: Lunar Eclipse on Live-aboard....

Post Number:#5  Postby SeaDemon » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:29 pm

Anyway, it's gonna be at night. Most of them will be sleeping.
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Re: Lunar Eclipse on Live-aboard....

Post Number:#6  Postby Jim » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:41 pm

I for sure will be sleeping. Besoknye nak gi nyelam......
Jim
 
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