Posted by on Nov 17, 2021 in General Notice | 0 comments

For those members who might be interested, this coming Friday night there will a Partial Lunar Eclipse, something else this month that might just be worth a shot.

FRIDAY 19th Nov 2021 at 8:13 pm – Near max in Bendigo

Local Type:Partial Lunar Eclipse, in Bendigo
Begins:Fri, 19 Nov 2021 at 8:09 pm
Maximum:Fri, 19 Nov 2021 at 8:12 pm
Ends:Fri, 19 Nov 2021 at 11:03 pm
Duration:2 hours, 54 minutes

The animation at the link above shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Bendigo. Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (AEDT) for Bendigo.

Penumbral Eclipse begins at 5.02pm but the moon is still below the horizon and will not begin to rise until approximately 8.09pm.

8.12pm the moon will rise while in its in Maximum Eclipse for Bendigo, this is the moment when the eclipse reaches its greatest magnitude while the entire Moon is above the horizon in Bendigo. The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Bendigo (8.02pm) because the Moon is below the horizon at that time. Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-northeast for the best view of the eclipse.

9:47pm Partial Eclipse ends Partial moon eclipse ends.

11:03pm Penumbral Eclipse ends The Earth’s penumbra ends. During this partial lunar eclipse, the Earth’s shadow covers only parts of the Moon, as seen from Bendigo. There are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears completely covered during this event. The Earth’s shadow covers a large portion of the Moon, so this is still a nice sight. Check the weather for Bendigo.