Lunar Eclipse April 2014 by the Trinidad and Tobago Astro Club (TTAC) | MGC

Location of photo
Valsyn, Trinidad and Tobago
Date/Time of photo
15/04/14 @ 4:14 a.m.
Nikon D90 mounted on tripod with an 800 mm Catadioptric lens attached, f/5.6 with ISO 800 and 1.6" exposure time.
This photo was taken during an observation session by some members of TTAC. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the Earth in its umbra, provided that the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned. The coppery red seen comes from the red-end of light being refracted and this varies according to the local atmospheric and weather conditions. In the image at least 6 profound mares (crisis, fertility, nectar, serenity, tranquillity & vapours) can be identified as well as 3 well known craters (Tycho, Copernicus and Langrenus). Also Spica (the alpha-star) of Virgo is seen at the top left of the image. This image was taken in almost the worse case scenario conditions of "cloudy".
Astronomy Pictures: Sky & Telescope's Online Gallery, Lunar Eclipses Pictures

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Being an avid amateur astronomer, a physics and astronomy enthusiast. I am a representative of the Trinidad and Tobago Astro Club (TTAC). Now TTAC aims in educating and nurturing the skills and awe of astronomy towards high school students or just young enthusiasts. This is done by monthly meetings with viewing sessions as well as school visits during the late evening to catch a glimpse of the many stars, planets, you name-it deep sky objects. "Reach for the Stars" our first slogan.
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