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Corona Virus Update

We are very pleased to be accepting booking at the Observatory. In order to keep staff and visitors as safe as possible, we will be requesting that you take a Lateral Flow Test (provided) before you first come in. The hides will be open for 'Friends of DBOT'. However, we would request that you continue to observe safe practises and sanitiser and spray will continue to be provided to clean down the handles and closures in the hide after you have used it.

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21st Jan

A lovely sunny day after a freezing cold start but with very little to report on the bird front other than plenty of Razorbills and Guillemots offshore again.

The main event of the day for the early risers was the Lunar Eclipse which for a change with astronomical phenomena occurred with a clear sky.


04.21hrs

04.26hrs

04.33hrs

04.44hrs

04.53hrs

04.59hrs

05.09hrs

05.10hrs Totality

05.49hrs

05.56hrs

06.17hrs

06.43hrs

06.55hrs

07.02hrs
As a bonus Jupiter and Venus rose almost together just before dawn and for a few minutes were beautifully aligned above the Old Lighthouse. 
Jupiter and Venus