Monday, 30 May 2011

A Reminder: Total eclipse of the Moon (Wednesday June 15, 2011)

Date: 27 – 28 October 2004
Time: 02:00 – 04:25Place: Back Yard Observatory, Westdene, Bloemfontein
Equipment:  Canon 10; ISO 400 - 1600; Exposure: 1/250 – ¼  sec; Camera attached to Celestron 11GPS telescope; Focal length: 2800mm. Only first half of eclipse was visible. Neighbours roof and sun interfered with last part.
Technique: Shutter release used to prevent movement. Telescope was in Lunar tracking mode.
Image Processing: Photoshop
 Photographer: Hannes Pieterse

On Wednesday evening, June 15, 2011, the Moon will be in line with the Earth and the Sun, and the shadow from our planet will obscure the Moon, turning it a dramatic orangey-red colour.
This beautiful and rare event is inspiring to watch

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