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.

Total Lunar Eclipse 21st January 2019

The Dick Chambers Observatory was open for observing the ‘blood moon’ on the evening/morning of the 20th-21st January and for a change the weather was good. Other members observered from their homes and below are a few images by members.

 

Images by Jim Burchell

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Images by Martin Crow

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January 21st 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse, this image was featured on BBC TV Breakfast news.

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Images by Leigh Slomer

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Images by Honor Wheeler

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Images by Kevin Langford

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Images by Mike Rushton

Images by Janice McClean

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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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