Total Lunar Eclipse
There are times when to be patient pays off.
Throughout the eclipse, the moon has always been completely hidden behind the increasingly dark clouds, even rained during a quarter of an hour. A still very cloudy open offered the ephemeral 10 seconds that enabled to save the image below, which unfortunately will have to last for a few years. Naturally, there wasn't enough time to determine the scale of brightness of the eclipse, which according to some reports was very bright (between 3 and 4), much like the previous eclipse.
The next total lunar eclipse will take place on December 21, 2010, but with the full moon just a finger above the horizon. In practice only in September 28, 2015 will it be possible to observe in Continental Portugal a total lunar eclipse from the beginning to the end.
Moon at totality 03:46 UT
(clique na imagem - click on the image)
Eclipse Times (Guide8):
- Enters na Penumbra: 21 Feb 2008 0:35 GMT (UT)
- Enters Umbra: 21 Feb 2008 1:42 GMT (UT)
- Start ofotality: 21 Feb 2008 2:58 GMT (UT)
- End of Totality: 21 Feb 2008 3:53 GMT (UT)
- Leaves Umbra: 21 Feb 2008 5:10 GMT (UT)
- Leaves Penumbra: 21 Feb 2008 6:16 GMT (UT)
Other lunar eclipses reports here at Pátio: