Total Lunar Eclipse!

May 15, 2022, 11:11AM: Total Lunar Eclipse!

Maximum in Greater Houston at 11:11 pm Sunday night. For more, check out https://www.timeanddate.com/news/astronomy/lunar-eclipse-tips.html. To see a model of what the eclipse will look like from your backyard, enter your location in the lookup field on the timeanddate website.EclipseLookUp.png

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Do you have the 2022 Observer’s Handbook? Check out Fred Espenak’s article Eclipses in 2022, p.126ff. There’s a fascinating discussion about how to estimate the Moon’s magnitude during totality using a pair of binoculars turned backward(!) and comparing that view to some well-placed, well-known stars. See p. 138. Email your observations to Dr. Richard A. Keen (University of Colorado) at [email protected].

Rene Gedaly
Field Trip & Observing Chair

 

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