Good grief. It has been ages since I updated this blog. Too many irons in the fire. I will have to go and fill those gaps asap.
But we had that little moon eclipse last night. So I thought I would try and get some images. Not easy to find a way to shoot it in a interesting way. So, just to get it out of the way, first is the obligatory telephoto shot. With Mars to its side.
But then the more interesting sequence shot. As you can see, unlike a sun eclipse, the moon never gets completely dark as it still gets some rays of the sun that are bending around the earth. The atmosphere filters out the blue light leaving only the reddish rays to hit the moon. It is still much darker than when it is hit directly by the sun, obviously, which required some exposure acrobatics to make them all readable on one image.
These shots were taken at 15 minute intervals so this sequence covers about 4.5 hours from about 10:30pm to 3am
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