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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 4 °C

    1 °C

  • Light rain 3 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    5 °C

Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
Now 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 5 8 SE 5 9 SE 5 9 SE 5 10 SE 5 10 SE 5 10 SE 6 13 SE 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
66% 63% 63% 63% 62% 63% 66% 69%
UV index
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
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 Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 80% 80% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 50% 40% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 6 15 ESE 8 18 SE 8 18 SE 8 19 ESE 9 19 ESE 9 19 ESE 9 20 ESE 10 21 ESE 10 21 ESE 10 22 SE 11 23 SE 12 25 SE 13 26 SE 13 27 SE 13 28 SE 13 28 ESE 14 30 SE 13 29 SE 12 28 SE 12 27 SSE 11 27 SSE 11 27 S 8 21 SW 8 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G M M M M G G G G VG
Humidity
69% 69% 71% 73% 71% 71% 73% 74% 73% 72% 70% 68% 68% 70% 71% 79% 83% 87% 89% 89% 90% 92% 93% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 23 WSW 7 19 SW 5 14 SW 4 13 SW 5 11 S 4 11 SSE 6 13 SSE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G M G G M M
Humidity
88% 89% 90% 91% 84% 83% 89% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 5 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 12 WSW 7 15 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 12 SW 7 13 SSW 7 15 SSW 10 19 S 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 92% 91% 91% 86% 83% 87% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 80%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 13 26 S 14 28 S 14 29 S 16 32 SSE 18 36 SSE 18 36 S 16 32 S 13 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG G M G
Humidity
88% 86% 84% 83% 77% 74% 79% 84%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 11 23 SSW 10 19 SSW 10 19 SSW 10 19 SSW 10 20 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 17 SSW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 88% 88% 89% 85% 82% 86% 87%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 8 16 SW 8 15 SW 7 14 SW 7 15 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 7 14 SW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 90% 88% 85% 83% 86% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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