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Total Lunar Eclipse

Posted by
Jason Kravitz (Brussels, Belgium) on 28 October 2004 in Plant & Nature.

What a strange day - many technical problems at work and a flat tire on my way home but I was able to get back in time to eat dinner and set up the tripod for the lunar eclipse. We had nearly perfect clear skies except about 20 minutes before totality - then the clouds moved off just in time for me to catch the last photo in the series, full coverage with a red tinge.

All shot with 400mm lens - the first four were somewhere around ISO 200, f/8, 1/250s - the last one was ISO 1600, f/5.6, .8s

These are the original size in the frame from the camera, no post processing except combining them together in Photoshop.

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Lipika from Hyderabad, India

Just Too Good!!! This is one of the best shots I have seen in am3 :-)

28 Oct 2004 5:26am

Steve from Princeton, United States

This is simply breath-taking.

28 Oct 2004 6:22am

Shuva from India

Wooh! Thats great! Did you get rid of the stars or they weren't there?
Anyways, its a really clean capture of the eclipse.

28 Oct 2004 7:17am

Aaron Schmidt from Paris, France

Very, very nice! Glad to hear things worked out between you and the clouds. :)

I would love to see the full resolution version of this image (or any one of the images). Would it be possible to post another one this week with a tight crop of the corner of the moon at full resolution?

28 Oct 2004 8:27am

Nadège from Issy les moulineaux, France

Cette photo est excellente, vraiment très belle.
This photo is excellente, beautiful work.

28 Oct 2004 8:50am

Steve Kravitz from Upper St. Clair, United States

I'll buy an enlargement of this. Post one in your cube at work and the orders will start coming in. Fine technical job.

28 Oct 2004 2:37pm

orange from United States

Great capture!!!!!

28 Oct 2004 3:20pm

Lee Waxman from Silver SPring MD, United States

Jason - Very creative shot. It definitely tells the story of the eclipse. - Lee W.

28 Oct 2004 8:14pm

Leslie from Atlanta, United States

Very nicely done! Here is the astronomer's version...too bad the clouds moved in and prevented us from getting the full in/out process.


29 Oct 2004 12:00am

ginger from Lawton, America, United States

Wow! I think NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC wants you, Jason! This is really a stunning photo.

1 Nov 2004 8:39am

shane j montgomery from san diego, ca, United States


14 Nov 2005 2:10am

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

This is so cool, stunning photo!

5 Mar 2007 4:18pm

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moon pix by Jason Kravitz