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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.

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
Now 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 16 WSW 8 15 WSW 7 12 WSW 5 10 W 5 8 WNW 3 5 W 3 4 NE 2 3 ESE 3 5 E 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 G G G G
Humidity Expand
60% 58% 55% 52% 53% 55% 56% 61% 63% 65% 65% 65%
UV index Expand
2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 50% 50% 50% 40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 5 9 ENE 6 11 ENE 7 13 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 17 E 8 16 E 8 15 E 7 14 ESE 6 12 ESE 6 12 SE 5 11 SE 5 11 SSE 6 11 SSE 6 11 SSE 5 11 S 5 11 S 5 11 S 5 12 S 5 11 SSE 5 10 SSE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
66% 68% 70% 72% 74% 76% 79% 82% 84% 87% 89% 88% 88% 87% 88% 90% 90% 91% 91% 91% 92% 92% 92% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 50%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 10 S 4 9 SE 4 8 ESE 4 9 SE 7 14 SSE 8 17 S 10 21 S 9 19 SSE 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 92% 93% 91% 80% 79% 82% 81%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 25 S 13 26 S 11 23 S 12 25 SSW 14 29 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 20 S 11 21
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
80% 79% 82% 76% 67% 66% 77% 77%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light shower night Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
60% 50% 50% 60% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 21 S 13 27 S 17 34 SSW 18 36 SSW 18 39 SW 18 37 SW 17 36 SW 17 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
79% 79% 78% 81% 74% 74% 76% 78%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 31 SW 14 28 SW 13 25 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 26 W 11 23 W 9 19 WSW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG
Humidity Expand
79% 81% 84% 79% 75% 75% 80% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 18 WNW 9 17 WNW 8 16 SW 8 16 WNW 8 17 SW 8 15 SW 6 12 SSE 7 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
86% 87% 89% 83% 73% 75% 81% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 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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