Observed phenomena: Lunar eclipse
Type of eclipse: Total Lunar eclipse
Type of observation: (Almost 100%) Negative
Date and time: 27./28.9.2015, 03:00-06:30
Observing place: Turku, Finland
Observing conditions: 99% of time overcast
Unfortunately the total Lunar Eclipse in the morning of 28th of September wasn’t visible on my observing site in Turku, Finland. The sky was almost totally overcast during the course of the eclipse. Only in the time of first contact, there was gaps in the clouds and I was able to see that the eclipse has started. I was able to see some darkening in the upper left limb of the Moon. Soon after that, I was totally clouded out and I wasn’t able to see even a glimpse of the eclipse.
I have had extremely bad luck with observing total Lunar Eclipses during past few years. Last total eclipse that I have been able to observe was in 2007. The next opportunity for observing total Lunar Eclipse is in 2018. It is going to be a long waiting until then..
03:00 Stratocumulus 7/8, some gaps in clouds, Moon visible through the gaps, eclipse hasn’t yet started
03:15-04:00 Stratocumulus 8/8, Moon not visible at all
04:00-04:20 Stratocumulus 7/8, Moon visible through the gaps in clouds, the shadow of the Earth visible as slight darkening in the upper left limb of the Moon, first contact.
04:20-06:30 Stratocumulus 8/8, Moon not visible at all