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« on: February 18, 2008, 01:08:58 PM »

Depending on where you are in the world, there will be a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night.  The next total eclipse (visible in North America), won't be for nearly four years...

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmo...E2008Feb21.html

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 05:41:46 PM »

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Depending on where you are in the world, there will be a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night.  The next total eclipse (visible in North America), won't be for nearly four years...

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmo...E2008Feb21.html

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The 21st is Thursday!
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 06:37:12 PM »

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Depending on where you are in the world, there will be a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night.  The next total eclipse (visible in North America), won't be for nearly four years...

http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/LEmo...E2008Feb21.html

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Thanks for that outstanding link. Excellent data for doing your own eclipse photography and I will certainly give it an attempt Wednesday evening.


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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 11:37:17 PM »

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The 21st is Thursday!

Yes it is, but the eclipse is on Wednesday.  I believe they got the html link wrong, as the site (if you bother to check it) says Wednesday as well.

And to Bill, you're welcome!

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 05:22:53 AM »

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As far as I can read, it's on Wednesday evening for you Americans, and Thursday morning for us in old Europe ([email protected]+1).

Next total lunar eclipse in Europe : June 15, 2011, on evening (meaning maybe some potential to mix it with the sunset?).
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 06:22:52 PM »

Just my luck ... cloudy skies over Utah  
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 09:49:02 PM »

Thin clouds right now near Boston. Not great for photos, but the eclipse is gorgeous as I write this.  
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 10:38:04 PM »

Unfortunately it was a little cloudy down here in Costa Rica - I do not have a tripod - my fastest and longest lens is my Nikkon 18-200VR f5.6.

Nikon D40 - 18-200 @ 200mm - - - - all heavily cropped obviously



Manual Exposure - f8 @ 1/250 second 400ISO


Manual Exposure - f8 @ 1/160 second 400ISO


Manual Exposure - f5.6 @ 1/2 second 400ISO


Manual Exposure - f5.6 @ 1/2 second 400ISO


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Proof that the "SUNNY 16 RULE" applies to the moon as much as it does the earth:



ISO 200 - - - f16 @ 1/200'th second


What a view from my spot on the sidewalk at 11:00PM tonight (12:00PM eastern time) - I just about fell asleep for the night under the Costa Rican skies:


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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 10:59:11 PM »

Cloudy here in Hemet, CA.  Was able to see just the beginning of the shadow creep over the moon before the clouds took over and hid it all.

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 11:19:47 PM »

Was clear and beautiful.  Had an incredible sinus headache and it was about 30 billion degrees below zero.  So I sat inside watching south park while hoping my head wasn't going to explode before the fistful of pain killers and whatnot could take hold.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008, 11:40:13 PM »

Hey Rob! Nice shots. Fast production, too.
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2008, 12:16:14 AM »

Here in my part of the Bay Area, there was a very thin veil of cloud over it, which made it very pretty (better weather than this morning, when it was raining).  It wasn't in a great place for photography where I was, though (lots of not-very-scenic buildings on the near horizon), so I didn't try any photos; I just enjoyed the spectacle.

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P.S.  Cool, cool photos, Rob!
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2008, 04:57:00 AM »

There was a break in the clouds during the eclipse (from Burnaby SFU, British Columbia)

G9, 200mm, f/4.8, ISO 100, 2.5 sec.
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2008, 12:22:24 PM »

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There was a break in the clouds during the eclipse (from Burnaby SFU, British Columbia)

G9, 200mm, f/4.8, ISO 100, 2.5 sec.
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Cloudy in southwest Colorado, got nothing.

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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2008, 12:28:41 PM »

We had a break between rain storms last night here in Los Angeles and skies were clear during the eclipse.  I was still at work, so just enjoyed the event.

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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2008, 03:15:52 PM »

It happened at 4am here. And I was asleep
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2008, 05:14:46 PM »

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Was clear and beautiful.  Had an incredible sinus headache and it was about 30 billion degrees below zero.  So I sat inside watching south park while hoping my head wasn't going to explode before the fistful of pain killers and whatnot could take hold.
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Come on! My thermometer only went down to 27 billion below.  
Thought about setting up in the garage and opening up the garage door, but I have responibilities that take place around that time, so the best I could do is the quick look out the window. Yes it's cold, but at least it keeps the misquitos away...
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2008, 07:10:58 PM »

Unfortunately I do not have any software with me for layering composites, so FTP'd a selection of my files from last night to my 3D animation buddy in Canada so that he could arrange them into a sequence. This was his result:



Here is the full size version of what he made up:

Rob_eclipse_comp_01.jpg


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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2008, 08:29:45 PM »

Rob,

That is incredibly cool! Thanks for sharing it.
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