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Triple celestial event 2017 weather forecast

Full moon

Fri 10 Feb 2017

On Friday 10 February, stargazers will be treated to three astronomical events, when a lunar eclipse, Snow moon and New Year comet will all appear on the same night. Check UK cloud cover and your local weather forecast to find out if you’ll be able to see these events on Friday.

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    15 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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81% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 80% 76% 73% 71% 71% 71% 67% 61% 57% 52% 50% 51% 54% 58% 61% 66%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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WSW 8 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 22 W 8 17 WSW 6 13
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70% 73% 84% 87% 71% 55% 51% 53% 62%
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0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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WSW 5 10 WSW 4 7 SSW 3 6 SW 3 9 W 4 12 SSW 4 13 SSW 5 12 NNW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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73% 80% 84% 72% 57% 50% 53% 65%
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0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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NNW 4 10 NNE 4 9 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 14 NE 6 15 NE 7 16 NNW 6 15 NE 6 13
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74% 79% 83% 75% 61% 57% 59% 70%
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night
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NNE 5 11 NNW 5 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 13 NNE 6 15 NNE 7 16 NW 6 15 NNE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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77% 82% 85% 77% 62% 57% 59% 68%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
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Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 18 °
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NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 ESE 6 14 NNE 8 18 SSW 9 19 SSW 8 17 S 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
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77% 83% 86% 77% 61% 59% 61% 78%
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0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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10 February – Will the skies be clear to see Friday's triple celestial event where you are? Check your local weather forecast.

Snow moon

February’s full moon is named the Snow moon, because in the US this is traditionally the snowiest time of year.

Penumbral lunar eclipse

This year’s Snow moon will coincide with a penumbral lunar eclipse, so that it is almost completely submerged in shade as the Earth comes between the sun and the moon.

A penumbral eclipse is when the moon crosses a peripheral region of the Earth’s shadow. Usually a faint shadow will form on the moon’s surface, and the moon will appear less bright. However February’s penumbral eclipse is unusual, because most of the moon's face will cross the Earth's shadow, making it appear much darker.

The best time to view the event will be mid-eclipse at 12.45am, though the eclipse will begin at 10.34pm on Friday and end at 2.53am on Saturday morning.

New Year comet

The New Year comet has been visible around the world since December, but on Friday it will make its closest approach to Earth, reaching 7.4 million miles from Earth. This will be its closest approach to Earth since 2011, and we won’t see it again until 2022. Look out for the comet from midnight on Friday - though you will probably need binoculars or a telescope to view it.

Check the cloud cover and your local weather forecast to find out if you’ll be able to see these events on Friday.

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