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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 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Overcast 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Overcast 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
Now 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 16 32 W 13 26 W 11 22 W 9 19 W 9 19 W 8 18 W 7 17 W 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
51% 56% 66% 71% 73% 75% 77% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 90% 80% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 19 W 8 19 WSW 8 18 WSW 7 16 WSW 6 15 SW 6 13 SW 5 13 SW 5 13 SW 6 16 SW 6 16 SSW 7 16 SSW 7 16 SW 8 17 SW 8 18 SW 8 18 SW 7 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 14 WSW 5 14 WSW 5 12 WSW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG G G G G G G M M M M M M M G M M M M M G
Humidity Expand
80% 80% 81% 82% 86% 87% 87% 87% 88% 88% 88% 91% 92% 92% 93% 93% 92% 91% 91% 91% 91% 91% 92% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 60% 60% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 5 12 SW 5 12 SSW 4 12 SSW 8 18 SW 10 22 SW 13 28 SW 12 27 SW 12 26 SW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 92% 95% 91% 84% 81% 82% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 11 23 SW 10 20 SW 9 18 SW 9 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 8 16 SW 6 13 SW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 88% 89% 85% 75% 72% 78% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 10 SW 6 12 SW 7 15 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 90% 88% 76% 73% 80% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 13 W 7 14 W 7 14 W 8 16 W 10 20 WNW 10 20 WNW 8 17 W 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 90% 90% 88% 79% 74% 80% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 17 W 9 17 W 9 18 W 10 20 W 12 24 W 12 25 W 11 23 W 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 87% 86% 83% 75% 72% 76% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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