Lunar Eclipse

Use your page-down key to watch the eclipse! Pictures were taken on a two-minute interval.
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
After the total lunar eclipse, I adjusted the shutter speed and exposure time, came up with what I think are a few nifty shots. Click for a big version:
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]
Wow.. anyone know what makes the moon so orange? Was talking to my Dad last night, and he tells me an astronomer he spoke with says it’s pollution, which I countered with okay, how come it’s not orange all the time then? I’m thinking it’s probably mostly because there’s some bleed from the sun in the shadow (light bending around an object), but that’s really just a shot in the dark (ack… didn’t mean to pun there).
And here’s my favorite, with the oak tree off to the side; a little over-exposed, oh well 🙂 (again, click for a bigger version):
[picture: Oct 27th Eclipse]

7 thoughts on “Lunar Eclipse”

  1. Jeff told me a couple nifty details this morning: (a) it’s called a blood moon, and while pollution probably makes up a component of why it’s coloured, the main thing that causes it is a prism effect; and (b) the next lunar eclipse won’t be until 2007! Glad mom called to tell me about this one. 🙂

  2. but doesn’t the prism effect rely on something absorbing most of the different spectrum of light? what is that something? the earth’s atmosphere 😀
    or maybe I should go back to physics 10

  3. Look at it this way, as the moon passes by, the light has to pass through earth’s atmosphere before striking the moon. It doesn’t get direct sunlight right away.

  4. Cool photos! I went outside to watch the eclipse — no telling if I’ll be alive for the next one in ’07, after all — and wished I’d brought my camera.

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