Lunar Eclipse

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in front of the Earth’s shadow, this can only happen at a full moon and when the Earth, Sun and Moon are fully aligned.

2015 Lunar Eclipse

This Lunar Eclipse was also a super moon meaning the Moon was at perigee (closest to Earth) and this was the second total lunar eclipse of the year.

 

Images by Simon Dawes

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Images by Mike Rushton

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Images by Honor Wheeler

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Images by Martin Crow

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Images by John Howarth

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2007-03-03 Lunar Eclipse

Images by Honor Wheeler using her Meade ETX 105 telescope afocally with a Fuji E550 digital camera.

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This image is of the penumbra of the Earth’s shadow (the dark bar through the middle) during the eclipse before totality. It was achieved by subtracting an image of the moon before the eclipse and an image of it during the penumbral phase by Martin Crow.

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Image by Andrew Godden

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Image by Jim Burchell

Digital Camera afocally mounted to a Dobsonian telescope.

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Images by Simon Dawes

DSLR Canon 400D, Sigma 75-300mm lens at 300mm F5.6 un-tracked (note dew increasing unnoticed over the night degrading the images.

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