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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.

  • Heavy rain 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Overcast 6 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
60% 60% 50% 50% 50% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 °
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5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 24 WSW 9 24 WSW 9 23 W 9 23 W 9 22 WNW 9 23 NW 11 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M P G G
Humidity Expand
97% 96% 97% 98% 97% 91% 83%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 18 December 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
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 9 23 NNW 8 21 NNW 7 20 NW 7 19 NW 6 18 NW 5 17 NNW 5 16 NW 5 16 NW 5 16 NNW 5 16 NNW 5 14 NNW 5 11 NNW 4 9 NW 3 7 NW 4 8 NW 3 8 WNW 3 7 WNW 3 7 W 4 8 W 4 8 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 7 WSW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G M M M G M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
84% 83% 81% 81% 82% 84% 86% 87% 88% 87% 84% 81% 80% 79% 78% 80% 83% 89% 92% 93% 95% 96% 97% 98%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Mist Mist Overcast Mist Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast
20% 20% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 4 7 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 12 WSW 5 11 WSW 4 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P M P M M M G
Humidity Expand
98% 98% 98% 97% 92% 91% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 12 W 7 14 W 7 13 W 7 13 WNW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 96% 92% 91% 93% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 6 12 NW 6 12 NW 5 10 NW 4 9 NW 5 11 NW 5 10 NW 5 10 WNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 92% 93% 92% 88% 91% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Mist Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 9 W 5 10 W 6 11 W 6 11 W 7 14 W 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G P G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 94% 94% 91% 89% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 15 W 7 14 W 7 14 W 7 15 W 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 94% 93% 91% 90% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 15:54 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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