Day 354: Lunar Eclipse
- Posted Dec. 20, 2010 by John Nelson in Landscapes. Viewed 3736 times
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The lunar eclipse occurred last night, during the winter solstice. This rare event hasn't happened since 1638! This is also the first total lunar eclipse since February 2008.
I wasn't exactly sure how to photograph it, though I'd read several articles that gave greatly varying information. So I guestimated. Not too shabby.
In Arkansas, we had a thin layer of clouds that created a lot of halo/haze around the moon, so the eclipsed/dark section of the moon isn't clearly defined throughout the stages. And the red color wasn't as vibrant pre-totality. But once it went into totality, the moon glowed an amazing deep red. It was well worth staying up to witness and document.
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