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Total Lunar Eclipse: March 3, 2007
PhotographerFrank Ryan Jr
LocationDougmore Beach, Co. Clare, Ireland
DateBetween 9pm & 1am March 3rd 2007
EquipmentCanon 350D & 55mm lense.
DescriptionI made the decision to head to the west Clare coast for the eclipse late yesterday. Am I glad I did! The weather there was perfect and the skies? As for light pollution..well... lets just say I'm moving there for good as soon as I can afford it! The shot is actually with my back to the ocean (obviously enough as the moon was rising in the East) The ruin of the cottage is right on the cliff and the water on the ground is off the spray from the waves. I took a bunch of foreground shots first with the Moon overexposing. (turned out to be a nice effect, like a light on the post.) then just clicked away every 10 or 15 min. Just before midway through very high misty clouds rolled in and you can see some of the moons in the shot are blurred. Oh-well, those are the breaks... Overall, I must say, I know some people don't think a Lunar Eclipse is anything that special. But I have to wholeheartedly disagree... So.. When is the next one?!
LocationUS 21, Elkin, NC
Date03/03/2007 6:44pm to 7:52pm
EquipmentCanon 20D with Canon 17-40mm L lens at f/4, 40mm.
DescriptionThe Moon during the total eclipse, taken every 5 minutes.
Date6:00 PM 03/03/07
EquipmentNikon D100 body with Nikkor 200 MM lens, F# 5.6, 1600 speed equivalent, exposure 2 seconds.
DescriptionLunar Eclipse Moonrise of 03/03/07 as seen from Dedham Massachusetts through a break in the clouds looking East towards Hyde Park at about 6 PM.
DateMarch 3, 2007 & 23:46:25 local
DescriptionThere was a haze in the sky and somewhat cloudy above Athens that night of lunar eclipse. However I took the image holding the Sony camera by hand. Exposure time: 1/125 sec. F: 4 Exposure compensation: -1.9 step. Camera focal length: 24xzoom equivalent with 485mm for a camera 35 SLR format.
LocationQuimper, Bretagne, France
DateMarch 3-4, 2007
EquipmentCanon 30D + barlow x2 + Megrez SD 80/480 refractor on a cheap equatorial mount. 1/30 to 8 s. 800 to 1600 ISO.
DescriptionDespite cirrus clouds and haze, we were able to take some pictures of the eclipsed Moon and realize this composite showing the dimension of the Earth's shadow cone. It was easier with a hoop, But the Moon was too high and my girlfriend is too small. We were really really lucky: less than an hour after the end, it started raining for good! :o)
LocationAriccia - Italy
DateMarch 4, 2007 00:20 CET
EquipmentSmall apo refractor 66 mm f=6 directly coupled to a Pentax 1DS digital reflex camera. Exposure 4 seconds at 800 ISO.
Description00:20 CET was the maximum of the eclipse. Two small stars can be seen: 56 Leo (upper right from the moon) and 59 Leo (further down from the moon). The picture is "as is", no enhancements have been made,except reducing its size.
LocationMason Neck State Park, VA
DateMarch 3, 2007, 18:59 EST
EquipmentCanon 350D (extended red response) on WO ZenithStar 80 II ED APO (on Losmandy GM-8 mount). ISO 1600, 1 sec. exposure.
DescriptionReappearance of 59 Leonis from behind eclipsed Moon.
LocationMedford, New Jersey USA
Date2007 March 03, 18:45 EST/23:45 UT
EquipmentCamera: Canon EOS 20Da, exposure 1 second, ISO 1600 Lens: 1000mm, f/10, Meade 2045 LX3, SCT Mount: Photo Tripod
DescriptionThe Moon's altitude in this shot is 9° 45'. The sky had been overcast since moonrise about an hour earlier. I had just about given up when I noticed a sucker hole drifting in from the west, and decided to wait it out. The opening lasted about 10 minutes. Another brief opening rolled through an hour later during the partial phase. Just goes to show.
Date4-3-2007, 00.00.25 local time
EquipmentSony DSC-H1 Digital camera.
DescriptionI took this one shot image holding the camera by hand. The sky was a little cloudy. Exposure time: 1/1000sec. F: 6.3 Camera focal length: 24x (equivalent 485 for 35 SLR format).
EquipmentC11 @ 1764mm f/6.3 iso 400 expo 2s
DescriptionWhat a lovely sight it was when the total eclipse started, a night to remember.