Penumbral Lunar eclipse 10/.11.2.2017 was not visible because of clouds

Observed phenomena: Lunar eclipse
Type of eclipse: Penumbral Lunar eclipse
Type of observation: Negative
Date and time: 10./11.02.207, 22:30-01:00 UT
Observing place: Turku, Finland
Observing conditions: Totally cloudy sky during my whole observing session, 8/8
Observing instruments: Camera: Canon EOS 1100D

I was not able to observe this penumbral Lunar eclipse because of thick and persistent cloudcover that prevented me to see the eclipse. The cloudcover was a bit thinner before the beginning of the eclipse, and I was able to see the Moon through the clouds, but the clouds got thicker before the onset of the eclipse, and it was totally cloudy from the beginning of the eclipse until maximum eclipse, when I gave up observing. And I have a very good reason to assume, that it was cloudy also from the maximum eclipse to the end of the eclipse.

Here is a photo that I took for documenting purposes:

It was totally cloudy during the maximum eclipse @ ~00:45 UT.

2 thoughts on “Penumbral Lunar eclipse 10/.11.2.2017 was not visible because of clouds

  1. dbenn February 13, 2017 / 09:25

    That’s frustrating. Better luck next time. I enjoy your posts. All the best.

    • Juha Ojanperä February 13, 2017 / 12:14

      Thanks for commenting dbenn! I have had very bad luck with lunar eclipses..since December 2010 9 lunar eclipses of some kind have happened in the sky of Finland, I have been able to observe only 3 out of 9 of these eclipses, which means, that my success rate has been about 30%, others have been ruined by clouds. But I’m already looking forward to the lunar eclipse of August this year!

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