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Topic # 228679 17-Jan-2018 08:57
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Plenty of articles on the interwebs about this event coming up.  I've scanned through a few of them but haven't found a single one that can tell me when is the best time to view the spectacle.  I.e. stay up late on Wednesday night or get up really early on Thursday (my personal preference is the latter)? 

 

Does anyone here know please?





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  Reply # 1941284 17-Jan-2018 09:00
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I think the earthquake it triggers should wake you up in time to see it.





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  Reply # 1941296 17-Jan-2018 09:18
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Fore me, www.timeanddate.com is an excellent resource for any date related matters.

 

You can find your answer here: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/new-zealand/auckland

 

Or, for a more scientific site, have a look at https://www.space.com/39208-super-blue-blood-moon-guide.html

 

Edit: Full moon at 02:16 on Thu morning. Might as well stay awake.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1941304 17-Jan-2018 09:27
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IcI:

 

Fore me, www.timeanddate.com is an excellent resource for any date related matters.

 

You can find your answer here: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/new-zealand/auckland

 

Or, for a more scientific site, have a look at https://www.space.com/39208-super-blue-blood-moon-guide.html

 

Edit: Full moon at 02:16 on Thu morning. Might as well stay awake.

 

 

Thank you. 

 

I normally get up at about 4:45, so it will be early rise for me (probably make it about 3:30 - should still be good enough).





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  Reply # 1941384 17-Jan-2018 10:51
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Is there any kind of moon that does not have a special name these days?






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  Reply # 1941392 17-Jan-2018 11:01
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I have a rather pricey app PhotoPills that gives the exact information detailed.

 

For CHC. Moonrise 1947 on the 30th 99.4% waxing gibbous

 

Perigee is at 2255 mon night 7.1% larger :D

 

Sets 0534, with.. as pointed out. 'full' status 0228 thur


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  Reply # 1941395 17-Jan-2018 11:05
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Geektastic:

 

Is there any kind of moon that does not have a special name these days?

 

 

 

 

Blame the pagans.

 

 

 

But this one is special as its also eclipsing for parts of the world.

 

http://rasnz.org.nz/index.php/in-the-sky/eclipses-2018 

 

 

Total Eclipse of the Moon 2018 January 31/February 1

 

In contrast to the partial Solar eclipses, both the Lunar eclipses for 2018 are total. The first is on the night of January 31/ February 1. It is entirely visible from New Zealand and most of Australia. With the maximum eclipse at 2.30 am New Zealand is excellently placed for viewing, although, since it is during the summer, the moon will not be very high. The total eclipse lasts for just over 75 minutes with some part of the moon being in full shadow for over three hours.

 

The moon starts to enter the penumbra of the Earth’s shadow just before midnight NZDT (10:50:50 UTC) January 31. There will be little change in the moon’s appearance until it starts to enter the umbra about an hour later, by then February 1 for NZ. By that time the moon will have risen for all of Australia. The total eclipse with the entire moon in the Earth’s shadow, will start another hour later. Mid eclipse is at 2.30 am NZDT, (13:29:51 UTC).




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  Reply # 1941419 17-Jan-2018 11:26
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Geektastic:

 

Is there any kind of moon that does not have a special name these days?

 

 

According to Wikipedia, the terms Blue Moon dates back to 1528 and Super Moon to 1979, so quite a way back

 

Eartshsky.org suggest that Blood Moon dates back to the bible, but the term has become popular in recent media.





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