Total Lunar Eclipse of 2007, Mar 03/04

Night sky conditions have been extremely bad for most of 2007. Fortunately, the weather was cooperative on Mar 3rd, allowing us to witness the total lunar eclipse under favourable conditions. I used a 10x50 binocular to follow the event, and made pictures using a 8 megapixel Panasonic Lumix FZ-30 at 420mm. Below are some samples. Although there is no scientific value in observing a lunar eclipse, it remains a beautiful event, and it attracts a lot of public attention (which is good to spread awareness for astronomy and light pollution).


       Exposure 1/125 sec at f/3.7 at ISO 100 - 23h03m UT                        Exposure 1/50 sec at f/5.0 at ISO 100 - 23h17m UT

Exposure 2.5 sec at f/5.0 at ISO 100 - 23h35m UT

       Exposure 2 sec at f/3.7 at ISO 100 - 00h12m UT                                 Exposure 1.6 sec at f/5.0 at ISO 100 - 00h59m UT





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