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    Grant Privett

    Here, out in the boonies, not far from Salisbury, the cloud is 9/10th but thin enough to see the Moon through. Its kind of looking 50:50 as to whether I will see anything at all. 

    How is everyone else doing?

    Nick James

    Clear in Chelmsford at the moment. Live images from my telescope appearing here.

    Bill Leatherbarrow

    Complete cloud cover here in Sheffield. Surprise, surprise! Nice images, Nick.

    Andrew Robertson

    Clear at the start here in Norfolk. Saw the shadow edge moving across the moon all the way until 4.30am then total cloud cover. Saw a slither 5 mins later and that was it. Could see the part in shadow had a reddish hue but the effect was diminished somewhat with the bright edge. What always strikes me with this phenomenon is how obvious the curvature of the Earth’s shadow is and why the reason for this wasn’t realised by most of the ancient civilisations. 


    P.S. Nice images Nick, I thought it would still be clear in Chelmsford, my cloud cover came in from the NW.

    Stewart Moore

    Totally clear here in East Anglia (Thorpe-le-Soken) and -5 degrees C. A very dark eclipse, I thought, and the end of totality was very impressive with a slow naked eye diamond-ring effect.  Also nice to see Castor and Pollux pointing at the Moon throughout the event.  As the eclipse concluded Venus and Jupiter is the south-east took over.  All told a brilliant morning event.


    Peter Mulligan

    Thick cloud here in Sheffield, 


    Grant Privett

    In Salisbury it was hopeful when I went to bed, but at 02:50 and 04:15 it was thick cloud…. The sort of cloud that says, there may be a moon in there somewhere but you’ve no idea where.

    Ho hum. Perhaps I should have moved east when I retired.

    Mr Leonard Entwisle

    Clouded out till nearly 4 am. Quick through window check and then out on to the drive with the camera just as it clouded back over. A second view ca 5.15 am with nice colour then back to cloud again after a couple of minutes. The cloudy sky was noticeably much darker than when a bright full moon is about.I always had a feeling that full moons came with clear skies.At least I saw for a few minutes two bits of the event (but no piccies).Fellow tykes north of me had some success with images.


    Thin cloud at 02.00 hours enough to see partial eclipse but thick cloud at 04.00 here in Bournemouth


    James Lancashire

    All clear here. Good views. Plus Venus and Jupiter as I walked home.

    Mr Jack Martin

    Will they ever learn to get their facts right ! source Daily Mirror 2019-01-20.

    I hasten to add I do not buy the paper, just browsing the newspaper stand in Tesco. 



    Essex UK

    Neil Morrison

    Clear Sky here  near Gatwick . Very  dark eclipse, lost sight of the eclipsed Moon in  Live view display of Sony 65a  at 04 45 h  even with settings ISO 1600 10 Sec. Camera  mounted on  C90. f11.00  Temperature then  Minus 5 deg C .  Very good event.

    Bill Leatherbarrow

    There have been several reports of a possible impact flash in the Byrgius-Lagrange area of the Moon, near the western limb, during the 21 January eclipse. It occurred at 04.41 UT and several observers managed to capture images of the event. There will be a full report in the February Lunar Section Circular, but in the meantime I would be grateful if members could check any images or video captures taken around that time.

    Peter Carson

    I’ll check out the 105 images I took during a mostly clear but very frosty night here in Leigh on sea Essex. See my montage below.

    Steve Knight

    Total cloud cover was forecast. Outlook seemed better in SE England so at midnight I started driving SE in search of a clearer sky.  Found them at Cobham Services 79 miles later.  Sky deteriorated quickly, intermittent views,  I was taking a sequence of images but clouds intervened about 30 sec before flash.  This is at 5.08, 2 sec exposure with 6D using ETX125, the star on the right that has just been revealed by the moon is 7th magnitude HD 67150.

    Mr Andrew Clews

    Perfect conditions for the eclipse (but not for someone like me with a heavy cold!) here in Uckfield, East Sussex. I took over 100 images, between 04:12 and 05:53 (before the -5.7C got the better of me!), and this one is from 04:41:33 but doesn’t show any impact flashes – not that I’d expect it to, of course.   Good luck with any others taken at this time!

    Andy Clews

    Tim Haymes

    This is a really nice image showing an egress at eclipse.  Thanks for sharing Steve.  I was clouded out

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