Moon Eclipse 31 December 2009: Come see

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Moon Eclipse 31 December 2009: Come see

Postby abuali » 25 Dec 2009, 17:58

Salaam Alaykum

On 31st December with the moon in Full phase, a small portion of the Moon, about 8%, will be hidden from view during the partial eclipse of the Moon. Just before 10 pm, at 9:53 pm when the Moon will be in the east, about half way up the sky, the moon will slowly begin to be covered from the bottom by the Earth’s shadow. In the next half hour, by around 10 30 pm, about 8% of the moon will be covered up. After that, in the next half hour, the Earth’s shadow will slowly move away and will leave the Moon from the top at 10:53 pm.
[excerpt from http://unawetanzania.wordpress.com/2009 ... om-the-sky]

The following is an illustration to show what will happen:
[credits to http://www.shadowandsubstance.com/]
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Re: Moon Eclipse 31 December 2009: Come see

Postby abuali » 28 Dec 2009, 21:46

On 31 December 2009
Come witness a sign of our Mighty LORD


8% PARTIAL
MOON ECLIPSE


FOR :GENTS AND LADIES
WHERE :ROOFTOP, ELIA COMPLEX
TIME :9:00PM - 11:00PM
WHAT :OBSERVING THE MOON & THE ECLIPSE THROUGH A
TELESCOPE AND CELESTIAL BINOCULARS

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Re: Moon Eclipse 31 December 2009: Come see

Postby abuali » 28 Dec 2009, 21:55

The 8% eclipse

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Re: Moon Eclipse 31 December 2009: Come see

Postby abuali » 28 Dec 2009, 21:57

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Will the Eclipse be Visible?

This minor partial lunar eclipse will be difficult to see with the naked eye as the umbral magnitude will only be 0.0763. The penumbral magnitude will be 1.0556. The moon’s southern limb barely tickles the earth’s central shadow.


With the telescope and binoculars inshallah we shall be able to observe the eclipse.
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Re: Moon Eclipse 31 December 2009: Come see

Postby abuali » 30 Dec 2009, 10:43

The location of the event has been changed.

It is no longer at Elia Complex.

It will be at ZAHRA TOWERS.

We recommend that those under 18 are accompanied by parents.

Limited seats remain. Those who register first will be given first priority. Once our seats are full we will stop registering. Only those registered to attend will be allowed to attend the event.
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