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The Galloway Forest Astronomical Society Partial Lunar Eclipse

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us over two weekends to witness the spectacular Orionid meteors and the partial lunar eclipse. Telescopes will be on hand, please feel free to bring your own. A presentation indoors, using the new GFAS 150 inch screen will be available should the weather not be on our side! Hot refreshments available.

The UK will see a partial lunar eclipse. A partial lunar eclipse happens when the Moon passes through the Earth’s penumbra (the outer region of the Earth’s shadow), and only a section of it passes through the umbra (the darkest part of the Earth’s shadow). From the UK we’ll only see a small fraction of the Full Moon pass into the umbra. At its maximum, which occurs at 21:15, just 12% will be in shadow. The partial eclipse will be visible throughout all of Europe, Asia, and Africa, and western Australia. Full moon, though – too bright for any but the brightest stars, although Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus are all in the southern sky at the time.

£5 per person, free for under 25’s and concession rate for over 65’s.


October 28
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Glentrool Hive
01671 840 717
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Glentrool Hive
Glentrool Hive, Glentrool
Newton Stewart, DG8 6SY
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01671 840 717
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