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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 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 16 °C

    8 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 19 September 2018)
Now
Warnings
Light shower night
30%
Temperature (°C)
18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M
Humidity
77%
UV index
Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 20 September 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
Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 17 SW 7 15 SW 8 16 SW 7 14 SSW 9 19 SSW 12 26 SW 12 26 SW 13 27 SW 12 25 SW 13 27 SW 14 28 SW 14 29 SW 16 32 SW 16 33 SSW 16 33 SSW 16 33 SSW 17 34 SSW 17 34 SSW 16 33 SSW 16 33 SSW 16 34 SSW 17 36 SSW 17 36 SSW 18 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 74% 77% 81% 83% 82% 81% 79% 78% 75% 72% 70% 67% 66% 66% 66% 66% 67% 69% 70% 71% 72% 74% 75%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
60% 90% 40% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 15 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 11 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 19 40 SSW 20 43 WSW 20 41 WSW 15 30 WSW 17 34 WSW 20 40 W 20 40 W 14 29 WSW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 82% 69% 67% 57% 44% 45% 52% 65%
UV index
1 2 4 2
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 7 14 WSW 8 17 WSW 9 18 SW 5 11 SE 5 11 SE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G M M M
Humidity
72% 75% 77% 71% 61% 70% 80% 84%
UV index
1 2 2 1
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Light shower night Clear night
20% 50% 60% 80% 80% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 13 ENE 7 14 E 7 15 N 9 22 N 10 31 NW 16 31 NW 15 30 NW 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G M P M G VG
Humidity
85% 85% 90% 89% 86% 80% 73% 74%
UV index
1 1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 8 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 8 17 NW 7 14 NW 6 11 NW 6 14 NNW 8 18 NNW 9 21 N 6 14 N 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 81% 81% 71% 50% 39% 50% 63%
UV index
1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 6 ° 5 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 4 7 NNW 5 7 N 4 7 N 5 11 NNE 6 14 NNE 6 14 SSW 5 11 NE 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 81% 84% 69% 49% 49% 54% 62%
UV index
1 2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Full
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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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