Thursday, August 30, 2007

Full Lunar Eclipse

In the early hours of Tuesday morning this week, there was a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse started at around 1:50 am Pacific time and it took about an hour for the full eclipse to begin. I wasn't sure I'd be able to stay up, but somehow I managed. I grabbed a few shots of the moon during the partial eclipse and finally one shot during the full eclipse. It was late and I was tired so I just quickly grabbed a shot and went to bed. Unfortunately the shot is blurry from hand motion (I was too lazy to set up the tripod that late at night).

Technical Specs: Canon Rebel XTi, 300mm f/2.8 IS + 2x tc, various apertures and shutter speeds.

3 comments:

Michael said...

Nice! I got up at 5am to catch the middle of the eclipse just before the moon set. I will be posting a photo next week sometime...

Next eclipse I would like to do something more like what you have done here, documenting the whole sequence of events... but it will be in the middle of the night in February, so I'm not sure I will have the strength to stay awake and outside.

Aravind Krishnaswamy said...

Yea, I wanted to do something where I could see the progression as well (and I did) but it didn't turn out. I have a better idea of where to set up and what exposure to use next time (February). Fortunately, setting up my camera in the backyard in February here is a much less arduous ordeal than in Canada :)

The Edward said...

Thanks! Nice shots. I can not believe I missed seeing it live - you even told me when it was going to be! I'm glad you got to see it!