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Astronomy night number 56:  

When Sunday September 27, 2015
at       7-8:15pm 
First indication: High 87, Low 51, A very few clouds, 5% chance of afternoon 
showers, 0% chance of night time showers.  

Telescope will be provided.  Bring Binoculars if you like!

Where: 507 Cherrywood Dr. Longmont CO

Then you are invited to travel (during mid-eclipse) up to the Little Thompson Observatory (address
and map below) to watch the end of the eclipse and look through the BIG telescopes
maybe eat snacks and watch movies.

Berthoud High, 810 Spartan Ave. the Little Thompson Observatory  MAP 

What:  Featuring:
The 4th of 4 total lunar eclipses in the 2014/2015 tetrad.

Partial eclipse starts at 7:08pm, totality begins 8:11pm, mid totality is at 8:47pm
totality ends 9:23pm, and the partial phase ends at 10:26pm.

Sunset 6:49 pm, Nautical Twilight 7:48 pm, Astronomical Twilight 8:20pm


Partly to mostly cloudy.


This will change, keep checking back!

(You may check my sources below.  They are best checked starting Wednesday PM)

The Accuweather forecast for then is  here   
(Click on "Get Details" then on "Hourly Weather" for this night)
or Weather Underground forecast is here (go to hourly on this date)
go to the Clear Sky Clock or
or try the UCAR RUC forecast : tonight's cloud cover (best after 3pm) ONLY  see:   UCAR - RUC Cloud Forecast Loop 
We are interested in the 0300 UTC frame (with tomorrows date on it). Shading is bad skies. 
If the 0300 UTC frame isn't there yet, try back later in the's only created 12 hours in advance.
or even the National Weather Service 
(hover mouse over Sky Cover times- move forward +12 hours if the evening is not shown yet)

If cloudy come back next month - 3rd Friday of the month.
The next eclipse visible in this area will occur Monday Morning, Dec 21st 2010 at 2am.
 Who:   Operated by John Ensworth,   



Today's Solar and Lunar Information:

Click for Longmont, Colorado Forecast    

Additional LINKS to Astronomy Resources

The forecasts below are  provided by 



Home of The Little Thompson Observatory, a public observatory.  (9mi N. of our home)


A private observatory in Firestone. (9mi SE of our home)


Future observatory site of the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society.  (13 miles NW of our home)




Other Clear Sky Clocks for Places I like to observe:

Black Mesa Oklahoma 


 Camp Creek, Arizona  (NE of Carefree/Cave Creek)


A nearby observatory, LAMP (17miles to the west of C.C.)

Oklahoma City

  And places of the past:

The forecasts below are  provided by  
Washington D.C. / near Arlington, Virginia

The Analemma Society Observatory Park /
Great Falls, Virginia

A county park and recreation facility used as an observing site by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. In Midland.