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Here are predictions for eclipses that are reasonably favourable from the UK during March, April and May:
Times are in UT (same as GMT, 1 hour behind BST - so, for example, 22.8h UT is 23.8h BST)
Eclipses last 4.8h, with most of the brightness changes taking place during the middle 3 hours. The times shown below are for the mid-point of the primary eclipses. Eclipses are not quite total, so there is no spell of constant brightnss at mid eclipse.
Eclipses last for approx 12 hours. The times shown below are for the primary eclipse mid-point. Eclipses are total, so there is a period of constant brightness around the middle of the eclipse.
U Coronae Borealis
Corona Borealis is now becoming better placed in the evening sky ... but ... the nights are now becoming too short for the whole eclipse to be observable in one session!
Eclipses last for approx 12 hours. The times shown below are for the primary eclipse mid-point. Eclipses are not total, so there is no spell of constant brightness around the middle of the eclipse.
Beta Lyrae starts this spell as a morning sky object but becomes better placed by mid-spring.
Both the deeper primary eclipse and less deep secondary eclipse can be followed visually. There is no period of constant brightness between eclipses.
|April 30-May 1||secondary|
Beta Persei (Algol)
Eclipses last for approx 10 hours. The times shown below are for the primary eclipse mid-point. Eclipses are only partial, so there is no period of constant brightness around the middle of the eclipse.
Although Algol is (just) circumpolar from the UK, it will be too low in the sky during late spring nights for accurate brightness estimates to be made.
Added by: Tracie Heywood