Total Lunar Eclipse

We are to be graced with a total lunar eclipse on August 28 2007. Yes, this is completely safe to view with the naked eye! Important times are clearly:

  • 5:54pm – penumbral eclipse begins
  • 6:51pm – partial eclipse begins
  • 7:52pm – total eclipse begins
  • 8:37pm – greatest eclipse
  • 9:22pm – total eclipse ends
  • 10:24pm – partial eclipse ends
  • 11:21pm – penumbral eclipse ends

Now, thats a pretty darn long time, so you’ll have no excuse to miss it. Also, if taking photographs, this should largely be possible. I’m told that pre-total eclipse, you might consider making photos with a good cityscape. Question is, what are the good vantage points in Melbourne?

Read more about the total lunar eclipse at the IceInSpace guide.

4 Comments so far

  1. Wilson (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

    The Astronomical Society of Victoria will host an event on the roof of the Victoria Gardens shopping centre, in Richmond. I don’t have lots of details, but I assume they will have viewing equipment (binoculars, telescopes) and people with lots of knowledge about details of the event.

    Check for details.

  2. Kensington Victoria (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    I’ve posted a fantastic summary sheet for Melbourne readers. They can find it here…

  3. colin (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

    much thanks folk! maybe its a good idea to hang out at ikea then… gotta go scout the place soon.

    anyone think the dandenongs and the lookout point there would rock?

  4. SOLAR ECLIPSE (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 11:03 pm


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