Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Most people in the UK have a chance of witnessing something of the imminent total eclipse of the moon. A lunar eclipse is when the moon passes through the shadow of the Earth which is projected into space. The eclipse will begin before the moon has risen above the horizon and will be visible for a couple of hours.

  • The eclipse becomes total at 8.23pm.
  • Reaching totality at 9.13pm.
  • Totality ending at 10.03pm.
  • Partial eclipse will end at 11.02pm.

People living in the southern half of the UK will have the best opportunity to see the moon totally eclipsed. For people living further north, most of the total phase will be over before the moon rises. Those in northern Scotland will miss totality entirely.

But only if the skies remain clear.

Here is the canal shipping forecast:-
Forth, Fair Isle, Hebrides, Malin 1004 falling.
Lancaster, Cromarty, Malin 1008 falling.
Trent, Tyne, Dogger, Humber 1010 falling.
Llangollen, Irish Sea, Lundy 1012 falling.
Kennet, Plymouth, Portland 1014 falling.
Thames, Dover, Wight 1016 falling.

Cloudy at first with light rain or drizzle in places. Some brighter spells developing but with a risk of showers, these possibly becoming heavy across the northern half of the United Kingdom in the afternoon.

Many areas cloudy at first with a chance of rain. Clearer, drier conditions spreading to all but southeastern England overnight, although a few isolated showers still possible.

If the eclipse is not visible where you are. Never fear, here is a little game called the counties quiz. You get ten mins to name as many counties as you can. I did 28, and missed out on two by not getting the full name.

Click Here to play.

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