Lunar Eclipse

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Progression of The Lunar Eclipse
Composite of Lunar Eclipse
February 20, 2008

I braved the frigid temperatures last night and stood outside with a camera and tripod to capture the last full lunar eclipse until 2010 - at least in North America. Taking a few photos every 5 to 10 minutes, I managed to stay frostbite free and still enjoy the rare event.

Lucky for me, it was high up in the sky so I didn't have to travel to some wide-open park and freeze. It was also nice and early in the evening, so unlike last time, I didn't have to get up at 2:30 AM just to see it.


Brokecompsoul said...

Thanks Tom, I watched it from my bedroom window until it rose to high to see. I always wanted to do astrophotography but I don't know where to start. I have the camera and I even have a cheap telescope. I just don't have a clue on how to connect the two.

lapstrake said...

Hey Ken!

Credit goes to you my friend - the first time I ever looked at the moon through a telescope was in your backyard when I was about 12!!

This was taken with a 300mm lens - that's it. I would love to get a decent telescope and an SLR adaptor. Maybe one day when I have money to burn.....