28 July Lunar eclipse: wake up early!
Essential times for the Lunar eclipse on 28 July 2018, which will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century. We hope for good weather and a wonderful crowd at the hang glider site on this Saturday morning.
– 3.15 am: Start of the eclipse, penumbra begins. In this stage the moon goes through the faintest part of the earth’s shadow.
– 4.24 am: Partial begins. The moon goes into the dark shadow of the earth: the start of the ‘real’ eclipse.
– 5.30 am: full eclipse begins; moon fully covered by the earth’s shadow and turns red
– 6.21 am: maximum eclipse
– 6.35 am: moon sets, disappears below the horizon. The sun rises at this time as well.