There will be a "Super Moon" on Thursday-Friday night--the earth and the moon will be as close as they ever get. That will make the equinoctial eclipse more spectacular, but i don't think it will be visible in North America. Should be quite a show in England though. WIth the alignment of the sun and moon at the time of the eclipse and the relative proximity of the moon, tides should run very high. Whole lotta shakin' goin' on . . .
Yep, we have arranged a celebratory dog walk up on the nearby golf course on Friday, and someone is bringing along some special specs so we can all have a look see. It should be happening at about 9.30am here in the South East, and we expect about an 85% coverage. Up in the wild hinterlands of Scotland they can expect almost total coverage.
Mind you, the likelihood of cloud cover is probably high, being the UK and all......
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 02:44 am
Well, the moon is on its way across the face of the sun here, and has been doing its stuff since about 7.30am (an hour ago).
The full 84% coverage here (London) is due to take place in three quarters of an hour, ie 9.31am, when I shall be out walking the dog.
So far, the lumpy thick cloud on the left as I look out of the window looks slightly darker than the lumpy thick cloud on the right, although this may be due to five tons of water being held aloft, ready to drench me when I step out.
I am fully expecting a reasonable darkening of the cloud for about an hour during the partial eclipse, although that would be nothing out of the ordinary for London in March.
We are also fully expecting the pack of dogs to start howling, and for the duck lake in the park to form a small tsunami. I am wearing my wellies and putting water wings on the dog, just in case.
It won't get darker here - at least not until evening
Fri 20 Mar, 2015 04:08 am
Well, back from walk and bugger all, apart from a twilight feeling for about twenty minutes.
Still covered in thick cloud, but received a call from the better half, who had crystal clear skies over her school and all the kids have been out in the playground, wearing their special goggles.