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Total lunar eclipse March 2007

Total lunar eclipse March 2007
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200F/4L + EF 1.4x II, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 67mm Sky1B
Exposure: f/5.6, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Heavens Above [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-05 6:34
Viewed: 4976
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a little late to be posting this now, but never mind!
A few shots joined together of the lunar eclipse that happened about a month ago.
I believe that this eclipse was visible over a wide area of the globe, from the Eastern Americas right across to Western Asia.

As you can see, the moon was initially darkened by the Earth's shadow, and then once fully within the shadow, turned copper red because of the remaining sunlight being refracted and filtered by the Earth's atmosphere before reaching the moon. The light changes colour, and therefore so does the moon!

I hope you like it.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-04-05 8:26]

Hi there Andy!

It's great to see a post on TN from your hand again. :) It certainly inspired me to post something again soon (this weekend?). :) I have already seen this picture through e-mail (of course) and I like it a lot. I think you did a great job. The pictures are very sharp and the joining them together, aligning them on aan ascending line is very pleasing for the eye. Well done & TFS!


I love it!
I've been trying my hand at astrophotography for a while but don't do very good.
I love the way this is put together...would make a great poster!
The transition is well depicted.

I like the way you captured the change in color, especially the last two shots - purple to orange. It's something we see but don't really note.

Quick question: On Photo Version it says original...does that mean there is no photoshopping? I would love to know more details of how you did this.

Hello Andy,
Well composed series of shots. Nice focus, details and colours.
Best greetings,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-06 8:44]

Hi Andy

We really son't mind that it's a little later than the other...there were quite many then...so now it's probably a bit more refreshing.
The sequential presentation of the stages here is amazing and wonderful!
Even more amazing is that you used a regulat zoom lens to do it [not a telescope like others :)] and you still managed to get pretty much the same performance.
The note is also terrific, carefully explaining the facts.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-10-15 15:08]

Hi Andy, nevermind being late, I'm a bit later viewing it! It's an excellent sequence! One of the best I've seen. Love the orange colour at the right hand side. Well done!

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