January 2011 partial solar eclipse was observed in Ulvila, Finland

Observed phenomena: Solar eclipse
Type of eclipse: Partial, 85%
Type of observation: Positive
Date and time: 4.1.2011, 10:25-11:45
Observing place: Ulvila observatory
Observing method: Visual
Observing conditions: Clear sky

A partial, but deep (85%) solar eclipse happened on 4th of January 2011. I was observing this eclipse in Ulvila, Finland in the observatory of astronomy club Porin Karhunvartijat. This time me and other observers in Ulvila were lucky, because the phenomena was visible almost from the beginning to end and sky was clear  during the whole duration of the eclipse! Only in the beginning there were some clouds, but they went away! It was fun to watch this eclipse, although it was only a partial eclipse!


Total lunar eclipse 21.12.2010 wasn’t visible because of cloudy weather

Observed phenomena: Lunar eclipse
Type of eclipse: Total
Type of observation: Negative
Date and time: 21.12.2010, 08:30-14:00
Observing place: Turku, Finland
Observing conditions: Cloudy sky, snowing

In the end of 2010 happened a rare lunar eclipse, which would have been visible on daytime sky! But unfortunately here in Turku sky was completely cloudy and it was snowing..and the phenomenae wasn’t visible. Thus I have to make a negative observation of this eclipse.