Observed phenomena: Lunar eclipse
Type of eclipse: Penumbral Lunar eclipse
Type of observation: Negative
Date and time: 28.11.2012, 16:35-18:10
Observing place: Parkano, Finland
Observing conditions: Overcast, windy, cold, light snowfall
Unfortunately the penumbral Lunar eclipse of 28th of November was obscured by clouds here in southern part of Finland. The eclipse was though observed in northern Finland!
Weather here was overcast, but there were some small holes in the cloud cover, and I was able to see glimpses of the Moon when I was observing, but I couldn’t see any signs of eclipse during those small instances. It was also very cold and windy, and there was also some light snowfall.
The next celestial event is going to happen in April of 2013, this time also a Lunar eclipse! This eclipse is also going to be a penumbral eclipse, although the Moon touches the umbra during the maximum eclipse. When observed here from the horizon of Finland, the Moon will be in southern sky at low altitude during the eclipse. Also the sky will be already relatively light because of approaching summer. This might cause some difficulties at least in the higher latitudes.