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Total Lunar Eclipse

Written By: Gary on December 21, 2010 4 Comments

Totally worth going outside for! The eclipse was very cool looking. I’d had a long day so I’d taken a nap and set the alarm to make sure the sky cleared up enough, it did, so I got my gear together and went outside for a while.

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It looked much much redder than these shots show (since these show virtually no red). It was actually more of a dark orange with red tinting.

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Not that these shots show anything very clearly. Considering that the Moon was now “10,000 to 100,000 times fainter than it was just a couple of hours ago”* it wasn’t a big shock.

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And while I saw a few shooting stars, nothing like the meteor show I though that was supposed to be have seen once the Moon was dimmed…

In hindsight, I wouldn’t have brought the camera (or tried to shoot video), so I could have paid more attention. But then I’d have wished I had brought it, right? Actually, the tripod on the SLR probably would have been the best choice. I had it on the video camera but the video just came out too grainy ; plus, the darn Earth andMoon kept moving so I had to readjust.

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4 Responses to “Total Lunar Eclipse”

  1. Jennifer GypsyTank says on: 21 December 2010 at 7:31 am

    where were you to see this at? Dearborn?

  2. Marvin Voss says on: 21 December 2010 at 8:31 am

    thanks for the pictures–i slept though it.

  3. Angela Mizgala says on: 21 December 2010 at 10:31 am

    Thanks Gary! I was hoping someone would get some good pix!

  4. Gary LaPointe says on: 21 December 2010 at 12:31 pm

    @gypsytank I was watching from the beach in Montezuma, Costa Rica!!!

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