Lunar Eclipse – 28th July 2018

From Sydney this longest lunar eclipse of the century progress from very early morning till after moonset.  Weather forecasts were not very encouraging, nor was the initial experience with the moon already half eclipsed at 04:55 and this variable cloud cover:

scattered cloud at 04:55 AEST

Miraculously the cloud cleared and remained clear for the next hour with these images:

at 04:58
at 05:13
at 05:27
finally at 05:58

At which time a thick bank of cloud, low on the western horizon prevented further sightings.

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